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Urban Community Ministries (UCM) began with a desire to be agents of change in our community… a haven where the love of Christ is shown by meeting practical and spiritual needs ..., and an avenue to be the hands and feet of Christ for those looking to do more with the gifts and talents God has given them. 

It is not about us, but about how we can be used to build up our community. We are mandated to love and provide hope that can point to a good future. We do this by mentoring and being advocates for the families in South Memphis. We emphasize education, foster dreams, and reinforce that each person that enters our doors was created with a plan and a purpose. Our goal is to help facilitate individual's path toward finding out what that is. We currently have the following community opportunities:

  • After School Program - first grade and up

  • Summer Safe Haven Camp - ages 6 and up

  • Thursday Evening Hair Styles (in collaboration with TN College of Applied Technology)

  • Faith and Finance Classes (Adult)

  • Zumba Classes

  • Counseling - Psychotherapeutic Interventions

    • Couples

      • Marriage​

      • Pre-marital

      • Next step

    • Family

    • Group

    • Individual​

  • Groups

    • Life Skills

    • Financial Literacy (with mentors from Cadence Bank)

    • Teens

      • Young Ladies of Destiny II  

      • Boys2Men



If you are looking for a place that is interested in building up families and equipping future leaders ...
one person or one family at a time,... come and see what we are all about. Your are needed here!



Lemar Walker, began serving in the community over 45 years ago. Pastor Walker has a heart for the hurting and underserved. He grew up in the housing developments of Memphis and is at home in the streets of South Memphis. He also works with those incarcerated and their families, as well as mission trips to Africa, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Dominican Republic,  the Far East, and India. He feels it is the mandate of everyone to use the gifts, talents, and resources provided to help others. He can often be heard quoting the African proverb that "a lot of hands make light work."

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