What We Do
Our mission is to serve as an extension of the church, to mobilize largely untapped church volunteers into a local service network. Love INC is a clearinghouse ministry enabling church volunteers, as part of their own congregations, to be put in touch with local people with needs. It provides no direct services and does not duplicate or compete with any existing helping agencies.
Love INC operates as a strategy to involve local church members in the process of helping the disadvantaged – especially children at risk and their families. By utilizing the resources of individuals, churches, and agencies, together we have been able to help resolve needs like:
• Child Neglect
• Substance Abuse
• Running A Household
• Proper Medical Care
Believers of all ages and all denominations contact Love INC with a willingness to share with others their time, talents, and hearts full of brotherly love. Using the churches and agencies as links, once we receive a need and verify its legitimacy, we join the person in need with a body of believers capable and willing to meet that need.
Love INC’s founder, Dr. Virgil Gulker, was a social worker and outreach director in Holland, Michigan, in the late 1970s. Deeply committed to helping people who found themselves in need and lacking resources or a support network, he was certain God had called Christian churches to the same mission. We continue this model, focusing not just on meeting needs of the hurting, but on journeys toward self-sufficiency and community involvement.
If you, your church, school, or agency would like to be involved in helping the people of East Texas, please see our volunteer form or contact us for more information.