St. Louis Dream Center Celebrates 20 Years


In October 2000, Dave and Joyce Meyer planted a church in the inner city of St. Louis. And for 20 years, the St. Louis Dream Center has been so much more than a church—it’s been a multicultural ministry outreach center designed to reach every single person, regardless of their age or background.

“Our goal for every single person is to lead them into a relationship with God,” Senior Pastor Tony Gilmore said.

“We want them to have an encounter with Jesus Christ and discover the freedom that will help them have a great life. In every message we preach, we tell people about God’s amazing love, then show them how to live out His promises in their lives.”

Measuring Success in Lives Changed

Over the years, God has used your support to affect countless lives through outreaches like Adopt-A-Block, where church volunteers go door-to-door and share the love of Christ through practical acts of service like home maintenance and lawn care.

Each week, they also reach out to the homeless—providing hot meals, warm blankets, a shower and even a temporary place to stay. The Dream Center’s soup kitchen and state-of-the-art food pantry have also provided nearly 8 million meals for families just trying to make ends meet.

Perhaps no outreach epitomizes the Dream Center’s mission more than the Genesis Men’s Home—an on-campus recovery program for those dealing with substance abuse.

Through Christian education, one-on-one counseling, and group session and prayer, the Dream Center’s goal has been to help these men become whole in Christ—emotionally, physically and spiritually—and live a life that gives back to the community.

The Dream Is Still Alive

In October 2000, Joyce shared her heart at the Dream Center church and said, “We are here to stay!” And our commitment to this community in North St. Louis is as strong as ever.

Through your generous support, we are poised and ready for another 20 years of teaching God’s Word, uniting families, mentoring children, feeding the hungry, helping men and women recover from addiction, and giving a second chance to those who are down and out.

Because of you, the dream is still alive.

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