i want to work, learn and serve

OUR INITIATIVES

agora’s little gems

Our Child Care center serving downtown Columbus Ohio. Our child care center focuses on providing the best care for each child, regardless of background. Every child deserves the same chance to succeed, especially in their early years.

voluntary service

A diverse community focused on kingdom work in the city. Our volunteers come from local, regional and international churches and organizations.

agora TRANsport

We log thousands of miles and man hours serving transportation to downtown families in need. We provide regular transportation for child care children and for taking families to bureaucratical end-points and shopping needs.

pROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

ABOUT US

A brilliant light to a community in trouble

Agora Christian Services recognized the needs of the community as well as the need to align itself with the original sense of calling of our church regarding inner-city youth. We believe that our calling extends beyond our weekend church services, into the daily needs of the inner city community of Columbus, Ohio. Agora’s "I Want to Live" Program was organized to empower young men and women, excluding no one, to develop their God given skills to become productive, self-supportive, and joyful people through the relationships with and the training by Christian men and women.

AGORA CHRISTIAN SERVICES

ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM
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LAURA BYLER

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Laura started working with children at Agora. Since August 2013, Laura has been working in the office to further organize and hone our administrative systems.
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RICH BARTHOLOMEW

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Rich has served as Executive Director for the past 15 years. His approach to running Agora Christian Services is fast-paced, unorthodox and challenging to the staff. His vision for the future of Agora is what has brought us to where we are today.
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JOSH BARTHOLOMEW

PROGRAM DEVELOPER
Josh has been with Agora Christian Services since 2000, working as a bookkeeper for Agora while still in high school. He now works as program developer, constantly working to solve current problems and build next year’s new programs.
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Esther Epp

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Once a volunteer herself, Esther Epp has been supporting Agora since she came as a member of the first volunteer from Germany in 2006. She manages resident Voluntary Services.
RESIDENT VOLUNTEERS
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Marc

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Perry

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Nick

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Nessa

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Cana

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Henni

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Lara

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Sarah

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Sam

Get in touch

Agora Christian Services
400 W Broad St
Columbus, Ohio 43215
U.S.A.