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.
I used to think of Ministerial Relief as a ministry that only provided for widows requiring critical assistance. Every year, I encouraged our congregation to give enthusiastically to it, never imagining my wife and I would one day be beneficiaries of the generosity of God’s people in the PCA.
Megan Hill wants exhausted pastors’ and elders’ wives to be refreshed in the gospel RBI believes that when you invest in women in ministry, you invest in the health of the church. Cherish is one such program through which RBI’s Ministerial Relief Fund provides...
Turning “Meanwhiles” into “Howevers”: How God used Ministerial Relief to Support a Pastor in His Battle with Parkinson’s
In 2001, Rev. Mike Potts noticed something different about his preaching: he had begun to stutter. “It was a new and disturbing experience for me,” said Mike. Then his wife Linda noticed that when he walked, his left arm didn’t swing like the right one. After two visits to Duke University Hospital and the Mayo Clinic, Mike was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
“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).
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