555 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd, Newark, NJ
What is the Willing Heart Community Center?
Located in the heart of Newark New Jersey’s Central Ward, the Willing Heart Community Center
is an outreach geared to promote health and wellness through cultural
and artistic expression, recreation, resurrection, and social
services. At the Willing Heart Community Center persons celebrate life to its fullest. Living well is our focal point.
When persons are engaging in the willing heart mission: to show
compassion, to provide alternative recreation for youth, to foster a
creative art venue for all ages, and to provide the community with a
beacon of light, they learn to connect and celebrate the Bread of Life.
We are committed to providing life sustaining necessities such as
food, and clothing for all ages. In addition, an initiative to
provide for our senior citizens through monthly care packages fulfills
our mission as a care center. It is through these endeavors the Willing Heart Community Center illuminates a renewed sense of hope for men, women, boys and girls to live through Christ-Centered principles.
The Willing Heart Community
Center is about the community. Our programs are built on the belief
that persons want to live, learn and laugh with each other. Therefore,
when persons enter into the Willing Heart Community Center
they are greeted with the reality that they have a chance to move from
hopelessness to hopefulness, to move from hostility to hospitality, to
move from lack to gain, and to move from impossibilities to
The Willing Heart Community Center
takes ownership to position resources for all individuals while
offering alternatives engaging activities that are stimulating and life
giving. The center acknowledges the social ills that surround its
doors. Therefore the Willing Heart Community Center
is committed to nurturing individuals through a vibrant comprehensive
community curriculum to serve the community as a means to stopping the
deterioration experienced by so many.
At the Willing Heart Community Center,
we believe that all persons are created in the image of God and
deserve the opportunity to embrace those things that bring forth a new
birth intellectually, mentally, physically and spiritually. In
essence, we are committed to being Light and Salt for the Central Ward
and surrounding community.
As Jesus saw the multitude He was moved with compassion…
It is proposed that the Willing Heart Community Care Center will house the following types of activities:
The General Mission of Metropolitan Baptist Church is an outreach and
support ministry for families in need. Working closely with the Willing
Heart, the mission provides direct surgical support and discipleship to
spcifically identified locations such as nursing homes, resident
locations and schools. The general mission is divided into specific cell
groups. These groups care for the assigned families/locations as
The Y.E.S. Mission Ministry enables young men and women of
Metropolitan, ages 6-17, to become mission minded. This ministry
provides training and opportunity for service to God and people; both at
home and in the community while offering opportunities for fellowship
and learning guidelines for Christian discipleship.
This ministry is a program of continuous study: studying the Bible,
home and Christian family life, evangelism, church outreach,
ministries, community issues- problems and solutions and social issues.
The Dominion Fellowship Ministry provides outreach and evangelism to
individuals and families of Newark, NJ and surrounding communities
through the powerful good news of the Gospel.
The purpose of the Dominion Fellowship is to share the word of
Christ through the Street Ministry and other evangelism efforts and to
encourage individuals and families to live a faith based life based on
Christian principals as outlined in the Bible and to make disciples of
Rev. Bernard Wilks, Apostolic Oversee 973-563-5333
The Street Ministry is comprised of spiritual crusaders whose purpose is to spread the word of Christ at public venues.
The Visitation Ministry brings the voice of Jesus Christ to
recovering alcoholics and addicts in rehabilitation, pre-release and
correctional institutions. This ministry also visits people in their
private homes, hospitals, nursing centers and homeless shelters.
The Dominion Fellowship Ministry is based at 83 James Street, Manna Station, 202 Sixteenth Avenue, both in Newark.
149 Springfield Ave, Newark, NJ 07103