” Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God. ”
(I Peter 5:2, NLT)
Ministry to the Elderly is a church outreach program that ministers to the spiritual needs of senior citizens; some sick and shut-in. Every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1p.m., members meet at the Budlong Senior Apartments located at 11998 Terra Bella Street in Lake View Terrace to hold worship service. Services begin with seniors particpating in praise and worship, a short sermonette given by Pastor Wells, and at times by Bro. Charlie Walker. Words of encouragement, comments and prayer is extended. At the close of each service, a hearty lunch is distributed (lunches are prepared by a faithful team of church members).
The elderly at Budlong Senior Aparments are a part of the flock that God has entrusted to Pastor Elijah Wells Jr. Since June of 2003, Valley Berean Christian Church has been holding worship services, fulfilling the vision Jesus commissioned the church to do: care for the poor, the widow, the orphan children, the oppress and those who otherwise are unable to help themselves as part of the Great Commission.