Supporting Our Church Servants
Helping pastors, widows, and church employees in times of need.
Providing PCA church employees and their families with financial, spiritual, and emotional help since 1973.
How We Serve
Pastors and their families often find themselves in seasons of hardship in addition to the emotional and financial constraints of pastoral work. We partner with pastors and churches to support ministry employees and their families in need.
“Words can never express our appreciation and gratitude for all you have done for us. We would have literally been on the streets if it wasn’t for the support you have given to us. God bless you a hundredfold.”
Widow and Relief Recipient
Who We Serve
Ministerial Relief is a ministry of compassion to PCA church servants
- Retired or Disabled Pastors
- Pastors’ Wives
- RUF Campus Pastors
- Church Employees
Growing Needs Among the PCA
Every month the wife of a PCA pastor becomes a widow.
The number of PCA pastors retiring without sufficient savings will double in the next 5 years.
80% of pastors’ wives would access Christian counseling if offered.
This ministry is 100% funded through the generosity of individuals and churches.
Watch our interview with Mary Lu Strawbridge and hear how God has used PCA Ministerial Relief in her life and the lives of many others.
In 2018, Dan and Crystal Korzep moved from Crystal’s home state of Massachusetts to North Carolina. Dan accepted a call to pastor Harvest Presbyterian Church. Less than a year later, Dan died suddenly from a heart attack at age 69.
The generosity of churches like Meadowcroft Presbyterian makes it possible for the PCA to “look after” widows and pastors in financial distress in keeping with the command of James 1:27.
“It was an answer to prayer, and I praise the Lord for his generosity to me through so many people that had given sacrificially.”
Brenda, Widow and Survivor Assistance Recipient
Mailing Address for Donations
PCA Retirement & Benefits – Relief
PO Box 896761
Charlotte, NC 28289
PCA Retirement & Benefits, Inc. is a registered 501c3 organization – EIN (74-3069926).
About PCA Retirement & Benefits
We prepare and protect PCA co-laborers in Christ by providing products and guidance in retirement, insurance, relief, and related services. We aim, through trusted relationships with our partners, to enable and encourage them to be more focused on ministry.