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2019 Grant Recipients

Through God’s provision and our Partners’ generosity, on October 29, 2019, we celebrated and awarded $107,000 to two amazing ministries God is using to impact Birmingham! We are pleased to announce Oak Tree Ministries and Is-Able Ministries as our first ever OHSB grant recipients!

Oak Tree Ministries – $75,000

Oak Tree Ministries serves the people of Marks Village in fulfillment of God’s promise to raise up for Himself oak trees of righteousness for the display of his splendor (Isaiah 61:3). What began in 2013 as a Bible Club with 20-30 kids ranging 4-18 years old has now grown to include 100-150 kids each week with volunteers from several churches across Birmingham and the Marks Village community itself. Oak Tree Ministries desires to see lives transformed through word and deed (I John 3:16-18) by sharing Christ and also connecting partners and resources to meet practical needs of the community.

This grant of $75,000 allows Oak Tree Ministries to purchase the property that they have been renting and has recently gone up for sale. This property is located directly across the street from Marks Village. Oak Tree Ministries will be able to continue to serve, love, and care for the children and families just steps away.

For more information on Oak Tree Ministries, visit

Is-Able Ministries – $32,000

Is-Able Ministries exists to encourage and inspire others to reach their full potential despite their circumstances. Is-Able was founded by Lorenzo T. Brown, a C5 quadriplegic who was shot in the neck at the age of 17. Lorenzo saw no purpose in living and planned to commit suicide until he met Christ as an 18-year old young man living in a nursing home. With new found faith and a new vision for his life, Lorenzo set out to provide hope and purpose for those like himself. The Is-Able Center provides services that encourage, educate, and empower. Their goal is to enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities, their loved ones, and caregivers. Is-Able Ministries provides support groups, accessible computer labs, addresses employment needs and education preparedness.

This grant of $32,000 allows Is-Able Ministries to outfit and equip the training room to accommodate the visually impaired and others with computers and necessary adaptive equipment.

For more information on Is-Able Ministries visit

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