Katy Christian Ministries

Local Experts Give Insights on Domestic Violence

Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

By George Slaughter Local experts on domestic violence said no template exists for a typical abuser, and that cases can evolve into something dangerous. The three experts—Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan, Katy Christian Ministries Crisis Center Director Susan Hastings, and Katy Police Detective Angelica Salinas—shared their insights as Katy observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. Misperceptions of Abusers Domestic violence has misperceptions around it. Fagan said one in four women are affected by […]

Katy Christian Ministries to Honor Domestic Violence Victims’ Advocate

Denise Gruwell (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

By George Slaughter When it comes to domestic violence, people often focus on victims needing help, and abusers needing intervention to stop further violence. Yet people don’t often think of the caregivers who help those victims get the help they need. Katy Christian Ministries will honor one such caregiver Thursday as part of its domestic violence awareness activities. Denise Gruwell is a victim liaison with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s office. She will receive the […]

National Charity League, Inc. Lady Bird Chapter Hosts Food Drive

The National Charity League, Inc., Lady Bird Chapter (NCL, Inc.) hosted a food drive at the Westland Baptist Church on Grand Parkway/99.   The Lady Bird Chapter class of 2026 hosted the event and invited participants to drop off non-perishable food items in large paper bags to the church.  Over 111 bags, 375 pounds of non-perishable food items were collected and donated to Katy Christian Ministries (KCM).  KCM is one of 27 philanthropic organizations that the National […]

Katy Christian Ministries Receives 20,000 Pound Food Donation

“ A big, abundant blessing” is how Executive Director of Katy Christian Ministries, Deysi Crespo, described a donation of 20,000 pounds of food which was delivered last week from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Katy food bank. The food was sent in response to the additional needs faced by so many as a result of the freezing temperatures in Texas. The Church distributed 2.4 million pounds of food across the […]

Katy Christian Ministries Holding Capital Campaign for New Headquarters Building

By George Slaughter Katy Cristian Ministries (KCM) is holding a capital campaign to purchase a building that will become its headquarters. Deysi Crespo, KCM executive director, said it has outgrown its present headquarters at 5504 1st Street. She said KCM has found a building on Porter Road, close to Highway 99, that can help it meet people’s needs as the area grows and people face the uncertainty caused by the pandemic. Crespo said the building […]

Home for the Holiday Gift Market

This weekend’s Home for the Holidays Market is quickly approaching! If you’re planning to attend, you can help Katy Christian Ministries by purchasing a ticket by clicking the button below! 100% of the proceeds using the link below goes to KCM! Shop with 150 vendors from all across America! Support local artists, crafters, and small businesses. Come and check everyone off of your Christmas list! This weekend’s market location: The Bowery House & Gardens – 24902 Franz […]

The Season of Giving is Upon Us!

With the season of giving just around the corner, we implore you to help Katy Christian Ministries this holiday season with our Year-End Giving Campaign! This year has been a historic year for KCM! The needs of this community have never been higher, and we aim to match those needs on as many occasions as possible. Please, consider donating to Katy Christian Ministries by clicking the button below and read a few stats about how […]

Katy Christian Ministries to Hold Food Drive This Weekend

By George Slaughter Many Katy-area families find themselves struggling to put food on the table during the coronavirus pandemic. This weekend, Katy Christian Ministries is staging a food drive to help meet that need. The food drive will be staged Saturday and Sunday at two Harris County Emergency Service District 48 stations: Station 4, at 22855 Franz Rd., and Station 5, at 21201 Morton Rd. Suggested food items include canned chili, canned fruit, canned pasta […]

Milk 4 Many Program Continues During Summer Months

Brenda Martin, Milk 4 Many program coordinator - photo courtesy Brenda Martin

By George Slaughter Food donations made through the Milk 4 Many program continue to be both welcome and needed during the summer months. Milk 4 Many is a volunteer partnership program that works with six Katy schools—Cinco Ranch Junior High, Exley Elementary, Holland Elementary, Katy Elementary, Randolph Elementary, and Stephens Elementary. Martin said she and others are working to reach out to other Katy-area schools to encourage their participation. Katy Christian Ministries tracks the donations […]

Country Music Star Clint Black Makes Local Hurricane Relief Donation

Katy Christian Ministries Executive Director Deysi Crespo, Mayor Chuck Brawner, and Grant Officer Carolyn Chandler pose at City Hall ceremony announcing the awarding of $328,322 from country music star Clint Black for hurricane relief efforts – George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter Country music star Clint Black, formerly of Katy, has made a $328,322 donation to Katy Christian Ministries as local rebuilding efforts continue after Hurricane Harvey. Black, along with music stars Don Henley and Lyle Lovett, all native Texans, staged a benefit concert last November in Fort Worth. Proceeds from that show, “Helping Texans: A Hurricane Harvey Benefit,” were split among the three musicians, each of whom would donate his share to the […]