East St. Louis Community Event

We serve guests of honor–in dozens of communities throughout the world–by providing them with free groceries, health and dental screenings, haircuts, family portraits, meals and much more at our community events. Hope Starts Here.

618-632-5584 or ConvoyOfHopeME2017@gmail.com

Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation

101 Jackie Joyner Kersee Circle, East Saint Louis, IL, United States

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Hope Starts Here in your city, your community, your neighborhood. The Convoy of Hope event is just the beginning of a long-lasting movement that has the power to transform people’s lives, inspire compassion and service, and bring people and organizations together like never before. This is a collaborative effort to bring hope to a city through free groceries, health screenings, job services, family portraits, haircuts, prayer, activities for children and more.

Free Guest Services

  • Groceries More than 35,000 pounds of free groceries
  • Community community
  • Lunch Free light bag lunch for everyone in attendance
  • Health Services Free medical and dental screenings with local doctors, medical professionals and dentists
  • Haircut Free haircuts for the whole family by local barbers and hairstylists
  • Entertainment Free live music and entertainment
  • Portrait Free family portraits courtesy of local photographers
  • Job & Career Services Information, tools, training and advisory services for the unemployed and underemployed
  • Prayer Guests will have the opportunity to receive prayer and support from members of the local churches
  • Kids Zone Dozens of free carnival games, inflatables and live entertainment. Free concessions and lots of prizes
  • Veterans Services Services and resources for veterans and their families

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Volunteer Poster

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Get Involved

Strong participation by local businesses, churches, community agencies and groups is crucial to the success of this event. Through this collaborative effort we do together what no one could do alone.

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Thanks to these local churches and businesses for helping make Convoy of Hope Metro East possible through their generous donations.

Participating Organizations


O'Fallon Assembly of God (Pastor Donald Andreasen)
Cornerstone Christian Church - Shiloh (Pastor Chris VandeLinde)
Christ the King Apostolic Church - O'Fallon (Pastor J. Andrew Romine)
St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church - O'Fallon (Fr. Jim Deiters)
Faith Lutheran Church - O'Fallon (Pastor Bob Downs)
First United Methodist Church - O'Fallon (Pastor Don Long)
Enjoy Church - Alton (Pastor Daren Carstens)
Faith Family Church - Shiloh (Pastor Rick Hufton)
St. Michael's Episcopal Church - O'Fallon (Rev. Ian Wetmore)
The Gathering Place Church of God - Fairview Heights (Pastor Frederick Wright)
Generation Church - Caseyville (Pastor Dwane Menke)
St. Nicholas Catholic Church - O'Fallon (Fr. William Hitpas)
City of Joy Fellowship - East St. Louis (Pastor Kempton Turner)
First Baptist Church - O'Fallon (Pastor Doug Munton)
Effingham Assembly Church - Effingham (Pastor Dallas Bear)
St. George's Episcopal Church - Belleville (Fr. Dale Coleman)
New Life Community Church - East St. Louis (Pastor Kendall Granger)
Christ Church - Fairview Heights (Pastor Shane Bishop)
First Assembly of God - Granite City (Pastor Rich Smallie)
Life Church - Swansea (Pastor Mike Fowler)
Calvary Church - O'Fallon (Pastor Chad Townsley)
Grace Church - Fairview Heights (Pastor Hal Santos)
Calvary Life Church - Granite City (Pastor Mark Maynard)
Great Light Christian Center - Washington Park (Pastor Ramon Granados)
O'Fallon Apostolic Assembly (Bishop Gregory Wells, Sr.)
Skyline Community Church - O'Fallon (Pastor Lance Johnson)
New Rivers Assembly of God - Maryville (Pastor Kevin Wilson)
First Christian Church - Belleville (Pastor Doug Hargrave)
Christ Anglican Church - Fairview Heights (Fr. Payton Wieland)
Seventh Day Baptist Church - Milton, WI (Pastor Nate Crandall)
Bethel Christian Worship Center - East St. Louis (Pastor Curtis Nunn, Sr.)
First Assembly of God - Carlinville (Pastor Steve Schmidt)
First United Methodist Church - Lebanon (Pastor Kim Hagedorn)
North End Missionary Baptist Church - East St. Louis (Pastor Paris Johnson)
Tri City Assembly of God - Granite City (Pastor Barry Shepherd)
Navigation Church - Collinsville
New Life in Christ - Lebanon

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