Christian Men’s Job Corps Provides Lifeline | Waco today
This includes Larry Johnson, 52, the second graduate of the program who was briefly homeless during marital problems. CMJC changed his life, he said.
âIn 2010, my wife Lois and I were in trouble when she got involved with the Christian Women’s Job Corps,â Johnson says. âShortly after, I saw a change from day to night and asked him if there was a Christian Men’s Job Corps. She gave me the information, and my membership was one of the best moves of my life.
âThe staff helped me understand that whatever I went through, God had not forsaken me and was carrying me through. And that was essential because even though I wasn’t doing drugs or going to jail, I had made some bad decisions. No other place gives you what you need to know about resumes, achieving goals, and running the jobs of men who have owned businesses. “
Johnson used the information to start his own business called Pay-A-Ride, providing transportation across the country. He even donated a car to a brain cancer patient to pay off his success. Johnson also works as a licensed private investigator and security guard and sits on the CMJC board of directors.
âWithout their help, I absolutely wouldn’t be the man I am today,â says Johnson. âYou couldn’t get me away from CMJC. “
Board of directors, mentors
In addition to the teachers, the CMJC has a seven-member board each with three-year terms, a treasurer to help with the December annual budget and many volunteers, including 16 mentors (called Champions) and 30 women who alternately help out meal. Before the classes.