Ministerial Relief

Financial Assistance

Ministerial Relief provides financial assistance to PCA pastors and their families in need.

The cause of these hardships varies. Whether death or serious injury, the financial constraints of low pay, or even personal choices like opting out of social security, we work closely with recipients to determine the type of assistance that is necessary.


Long Term

Widow Care

Monthly assistance provided to widows of PCA pastors living in poverty.

Retired or Disabled Pastors

Monthly assistance provided to PCA pastors with insufficient retirement to pay for basic expenses.

Short Term

Survivor Assistance

A one-time gift of $1,000 payable to a PCA pastor’s spouse and each dependent, upon death.

Emergency Assistance

Short-term (less than 6 months) financial assistance to help with emergency needs including health insurance assistance between calls.

“It was an answer to prayer, and I praise the Lord for his generosity to me through so many people that had given sacrificially.”

“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

Restoring Financial Health and Well-Being

We seek to come alongside PCA pastors and their families during times of need in a way that brings restoration not dependency.

Get Connected

We work with local churches and presbyteries to ensure that recipients of assistance are engaged with a community of believers.

Create A Plan

We work with recipients of financial assistance to create a plan for long-term health that builds on their gifts, resources, and abilities.

Assess Options

We work with recipients to identify other sources of help made available through their family, church, or community organizations.

If you or someone you know is a PCA pastor or employee and would like to apply for financial assistance through Ministerial Relief, click below or call us at 678.825.1280. 

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Support a widow or pastor in need

If you have a church or Christian school staff of at least 15 people, we’d love to talk with you about setting up a meeting specifically for your staff.  Please complete the Seminar Request Form and we will reach out to you.

About PCA Retirement & Benefits

We guide PCA pastors and ministry workers through the complexities of financial planning and employee benefits, so they and their families are able to live generously in every season of ministry.


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