Community Impact

“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” – Isaiah 43:19

U-Turn for Christ is transforming and blossoming here in Payson, Arizona! God is indeed doing a “new thing”.

At U-Turn for Christ we aim to teach Love in Action; to go beyond the words of saying we love others, to the action of loving others through service. Our desire is to “bind our Bibles in shoe leather”, producing Gospel doing from Gospel learning.

We do that primarily through our JOB Ministry“Jesus Our Boss”, where the resident men in the program have the privilege of serving their fellow Payson neighbors. On a daily basis, we go out into the community and offer the following services free of charge to those in need:

  • Brush Removal & Firewising
  • Gravel & Landscape Work
  • Roofing
  • Carpentry
  • Painting
  • Moving Assistance
  • & Much More!

Most recently, God has blessed us with the procurement of a 2200 square foot space on historic Main Street, where we have just opened our first U-Turn for Christ thrift store. The store not only brings an oppportunity to provide quality items and goods at a reasonable price for those less fortunate, but also provides the much needed opportunity to meet others in the community that might be in need of God’s love and intervention.

Proceeds from the thrift store are distributed between our three ministry focuses; Payson Men’s Ranch, our future Payson Women’s Ranch, and our Love in Action homeless ministry.