The Faces of Our Organization


Eldred Sawyer

Executive Director

Eldred Sawyer grew up in Pleasant Grove and knows first-hand the hardships of poverty, addiction and fatherlessness. His testimony grew into a passion for bringing others to complete restoration through Jesus Christ. As Co-Founder of CareCenter Ministries, Eldred has more than thirty years of hands-on experience in discipleship, mentoring and missionary work.  He has spent more than a quarter-century leading a dedicated group of missionaries to serve the inner-city of Dallas. Eldred serves on the Board of Directors for four separate non-profit organizations. Additionally, he was selected to serve on the City of Dallas Planning and Urban Development Advisory Committee for the Pemberton Hill Strategic Action Plan.

Eldred, affectionately known as "Papa" and his loving wife, Jeanmarie, are proud parents and grandparents to their beautiful family. 

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Lonnie Sawyer

Community Liaison

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Jeremy Crane

Financial Manager

After-School Program Director

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Kalen Sawyer

Community Center Director

Cichez Woods

Tree of Life Womens Home Director/CareCenter Ministries Administrations

Kennedy Gray

Men's Home Director Fort Worth

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Leon Joseph

Senior Advisor

David & Dorothea Shields

Overcomers Directors


Julianna Muñoz

The Basket Food Pantry Director

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Kalen Sawyer

Community Center Director

Micah Gehring

Men's Home Director Dallas