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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JOSH BARTHOLOMEW

DIRECTOR
Josh has been with Agora Christian Services since 2000, working as a bookkeeper for Agora while still in high school. After earning his undergrad at OSU he volunteered for two years at Agora. Until last year, he worked closely with Rich developing Agora into what it is today. Last year, the board voted to make him Director.
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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

COVID-19

As a result of the pandemic, the German government called our German volunteers home. This year, we have no international volunteers.

Kenzie Weaver

Volunteer

Get in touch

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