Local Missions

Tallowood participates and partners with various ministries around the Houston metro area. To find out more about these ministries, please click the appropriate ministry name.

Montrose Street Reach

Mission Centers of Houston

The Source for Women

Criminal Justice Prison Ministries

Write Way Prison Correspondence

ESL Ministry

International Friends

Urban Outreach

Global Media Outreach

Baptist Student Ministry

Ministry to Houston Community College

Mission Greenspoint

Redeemed Ministries

Retirement Centers Ministry

Moonlight Missions

Seafarer’s Ministry

My Brothers Keeper

Hats 4 You

Montrose Street Reach

On the 4th Wednesday of every month, our members prepare a “hot meal” to be served after the “street church” service in a parking lot behind a building on the corner of Lovett & Yoakum. They meet between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. in the back parking lot of Tallowood at the kitchen entrance to collect the food and to carpool for those willing to serve.

For more information, contact Mary Idiaquez at 832.264.7998 or Laurie Jenkins

Mission Centers of Houston

Mission Centers of Houston serve impoverished communities in the inner city of Houston.  Volunteer opportunities include food and clothing distribution, kids’ clubs, preteen & teen clubs, senior adult ministry, and E.S.L. Classes.

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator

The Source for Women

The Source for Women offers medical care, spiritual counseling, abortion alternatives, Bible studies educational programs, and prayer. Locations include the Galleria area and Spring Branch. Bible study teachers and spiritual mentors are very much needed.

Contact: Email Blanca Skok or 713.633.2828.

Criminal Justice Prison Ministries

This ministry reaches those who have taken the wrong path in life and shares the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Contact: Email Elmo Meroney or 281.589.0009.

Write Way Prison Correspondence

Grade tests in your home for a ministry that teaches the Ord of God to prisoners in the State of Texas and Louisiana and exists to change lives for eternity. Contact writewaypm@verizon.net or 972.840.9798 to volunteer.

ESL Classes

Tallowood ESL (English as a Second Language)  instructs students from around the world in conversational English. ESL meets every Wednesday morning (during the school year) from 9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

For more information, please email Barbara Baylor

International Friends

This department offers classes for those who wish to learn or expand their English. Bible Study begins at 10:00 a.m. and ESL classes begin at 11:15 a.m. in ET208. We currently have students in these classes from China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Iran, Russia and Peru.

Classes for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced students are available. We will gladly help study for driver’s license, citizenship or any other language issues faced . We want to be your friendly face as you acclimate to life in Houston.

Childcare is provided. Please email Aaron & Elizabeth Aldape for more information.

Urban Outreach

Urban Outreach fulfills their mission through a range of programming targeting at-risk children, the chronically unemployed or underemployed, and low-income apartment residents.  For volunteer opportunities, email Eda Smith.

Global Media Outreach

Global Media Outreach is an internet ministry that presents the good news of Jesus Christ online to those seeking Him around the world. GMO gives volunteers the chance to be a missionary without ever leaving home. More than 50 members of Tallowood serve in this ministry – Join our team! Contact GMO at Tallowood

Baptist Student Ministry

Baptist Student Ministry continues to share teh gospel to each new student generation. To find out more about the many volunteer opportunities with students, contact Nick Howard at 713.805.3740.

Ministry to Houston Community College Students

Connect with college students and share Christ at our neighboring HCC campus. Contact: Gary Matlock

Mission Greenspoint

Mission Greenspoint exists to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with individuals. Our Mission is to help people love God, His Word and His creation; to help them become more self-sufficient and family-centered; and to undergird the establishment and growth of the local church. Greenspoint operates a food pantry, clothes closet, Adult Education classes, Pregnancy Assistance Center, and more.

For more information, contact Cindy Butler

Redeemed Ministries

Redeemed Ministries is an all-volunteer network devoted to the fight against human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. For volunteer opportunities, visit redeemedministries.com

Retirement Center Ministry

This wonderful ministry brings worship and praise services to many different nursing homes/retirement facilities in Houston. Opportunities include presenting a message, leading the singing, and assisting residents unable to come on their own to the worship services.

For more information or to volunteer, email Loris Woolley.

Moonlight Missions

Do you love missions?  Our coed group meets the last Tuesday of every month at 6:45 p.m. in the Fireplace Room.  Join us as we hear missionary testimonies and enjoy completing mission projects together.

Program Coordinators: Claryce Talbert: 281-497-1848; Anita Harvey: 281-497-6247.

Seafarer’s Ministry

Each year, during the months of October and November, Tallowood members have the opportunity to minister to seafarers from all over the world by donating toiletries and small personal items which are then gift wrapped in shoeboxes by volunteers and delivered to the Port of Houston for the holidays. For more information specifically about the seafarer’s boxes, please click here. Tallowood also supports the Seafarer’s Center in Freeport, Texas. The Seaman’s Center is a ministry to international seafarers aboard merchant ships entering the Freeport Harbor. The ministry includes shipboard visitation, van transportation, recreation, literature distribution, shopping, friendship and spiritual counseling.

For more information, email Charlotte Mitchell or call her at 713.722.0188.

My Brothers’ Keeper

My Brothers’ Keeper is a sewing ministry that each year ministers to hundreds of people locally, state-wide, and internationally without ever leaving Tallowood. On the second, fourth, and fifth Monday of each month, the group works in room ET-102 to meet whatever needs have been presented by other Tallowood ministries. They have sent tote bags with cosmetic cases to pastors’ wives in Brazil, book bags to children in Africa and Mexico, clothing to orphans in Mexico, and tote bags to ladies in Collique, Peru. They have sewn coats, scarves, and caps for an orphanage in Nepal and for an Indian orphanage in Arizona and have done so much more.

For more information please contact the church office at 713.468.8241.

Hats 4 You

Hats 4 You provides warmth to impoverished individuals living wiht inadequate or no housing on the streets of Montrose. This wonderful ministry was conceived through the vision of Tallowood member, Vickie Bloomer. If you would like to share the love of Christ by knitting hats, email Vickie.