CTLC Logo          

Churches Touching Lives for Christ


Help for the Hurting

What is CTLC all about? 

Watch this video and see!


Want to receive our monthly newsletter?  Please send us your email address.  Contact us by email (ctlc@ctlcministries.org) or phone (778-6885).









Current Needs

Volunteer Focus



Visit us on Facebook!


Welcome to our Website! 

CTLC is an ecumenical organization of over 30 local churches working with the support of area business and social service groups to meet basic human needs on a temporary and/or emergency basis.  Our staff is composed entirely of volunteers who assist 200 plus families per week.  These include street people, the elderly, the disabled, and those marginally employed or unemployed.

  • If you are a person needing assistance from CTLC, please go to our Services page for a description of the kinds of assistance we offer and our hours of operation.

  •  If you or your organization would like to volunteer to work during the week in assisting families and individuals who come in for help, please click on our Volunteers page.  There are several areas that you can volunteer to work in.

  • If you need someone to speak to your group or organization about CTLC, speakers are available.  Just call us during Donation Hours (see below) at 254-778-6885 and ask for the executive director, Jim Hornsby, or email us at ctlc@ctlcministries.org and we'll set something up. 

  •  If you would like to make a donation of food, clothing and/or household items, please see the Donations page.  Financial donations are also needed to purchase many of the food and hygiene items given out information on how to make such a donation can also be found on this page.

  •  At times CTLC runs short of certain items that we would normally try to have available to give to the families/individuals who need them.  You will find a list of those items on the Current Needs page.

Donation Hours


8:30 AM 4:00 PM


7:30 AM 10:30 AM


8:00 AM noon




  • Our Volunteer Appreciation Banquet is June 25th, 6:00-8:00, at Heights Baptist.  For more info, click here.
  • CTLC is moving toward initiating the much needed building repairs and parking lot resurfacing.  At this time CTLC is taking bids and raising funds for both projects. 
  • We are in the planning stages to open the pantry on a 3rd day of the week, twice a month, to serve clients with disabilities who are confined to a wheelchair and/or need oxygen maintenance. This will probably start in July.
  • CTLC currently needs dry beans, rice, and cereal as well as diapers (sizes 4,5,6), baby wipes, feminine hygiene products, toilet paper, liquid laundry soap, and liquid dish soap..
  • We have purchased a used Mitsubishi diesel truck to hold the refrigerated box!  Now we are seeking funds to mount the unit onto the truck -- the estimated cost is between $3500 & $4000.
  • Would you like to tour CTLC to see how the pantry is utilizing community donations to meet needs? We are open Monday through Friday for tours -- just call Jim Hornsby to schedule a tour (254-913-4220).
  • The work day for BackPack Buddies 2015 outreach which helps ~1500 students with grade-appropriate school supplies will be Monday, July 6th at Temple Bible Church from 9:30-11:00.  Several students still need sponsorship.  We very much need more churches or businesses to help provide for more children this year.  Please call Carol Lynch at 254-760-6107 for more information.
  • The Weekend Nutrition Ministry provided food for 382 students weekly during the 2014-15 school year.  When school opens in the fall, we anticipate the need for backpacks of food to increase to 400-450 weekly.   Please call Carol Lynch at 254-760-6107 for more information.
  • Feed My Sheep needs volunteers to do general repairs on the building and to serve and/or prepare meals. Here is an FMS average monthly tally.  You can go to our website and Facebook to see our immediate needs and current updates on our building projects.

  • Pickup and Delivery of Food -- drivers with trucks are needed to pick up food locally and deliver it to CTLC.  Volunteers are needed for Mondays & Fridays (8:30-noon) or Wednesdays (6:30-11:30 AM).

  • The outreach ministry with Centex Alcohol & Drug Rehab is ongoing. Each week the Rehab center transports 8-to-10 new male residents to CTLC where they are given a Bible, toiletries and clothing within 24 hours of exiting prison.  Please pray for these men as they start their 90-day program.

  • CTLC is partnering with 27 churches to help feed the homeless in Temple.  Feed my Sheep on Avenue G provides a hot meal and a bag dinner for about 150 people daily.  It's open 7 days a week from 11:30 to 12:30 with soup night from 6:00-7:00 on Thursdays  Please contact Jim Hornsby if you want to help.
  • We are still looking for 9 new computers (wireless internet) for a computer class.
  • It takes  35 VOLUNTEERS each day CTLC is open to clients to meet their needs.  Volunteers, one or a group, are needed!  Several positions are open;  filing, computer, and general office skills are helpful.  Contact Jim Hornsby for more information.  Volunteer training is held every Wednesday morning from 8:00-9:00.
  • We always have a great need for used pew Bibles, paperback or hard cover, if you are needing to find a new home for them.
  • We have a great need for able-bodied men to help load and unload and at least 1 man with a pick-up truck to pick up food from TLC and then help unload it at CTLC on Wednesday mornings at 8:00.  Anyone who volunteers should be able to lift heavy loads with no problem.





Below is a partial list of partners with CTLC this year:  

  • Reaching Out Crisis Ministry

  • Kiwanis Club:  Volunteers

  • Temple College nursing program

  • Temple ISD special skills class

  • Transformation Station

  • True Grind Ministries

  • UMHB Pre-Health Professionals Club

  • Lions Club

  • Temple Leadership

  • Rotary South

  • Founders & Breakfast Lions Club

Home        About Us        Services        Volunteers        Donations        Partners        Contact Us

Contact webmaster with questions regarding this website. Last updated June 14, 2015.       Number of visits to this site:  Hit Counter