A CHURCH BIRTHED THROUGH VISION
Nabhi Christian Ministries (NCM), located at 7060 Lemington Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 was established in 1996 and incorporated in 1998 with the primary purpose to preach the good news of Jesus Christ, teach God's people and demonstrate God's love to their neighbor through their actions. NCM is an innovative and culturally diverse church embraced by people of all ages. NCM is well-known for its ministry and leadership training to equip its members to care for each other and their neighbor, including the disadvantaged and those in poverty who struggle to overcome the challenges of everyday life and meet their basic needs. Founded by the Rev. Jacque Fielder, the church was birthed in Larimer, the poorest community in Allegheny County in year,1996 and primarily served the residents of 5 communities of Larimer, Lincoln/Lemington/Belmar Gardens, Garfield, Lawrenceville and the Hill District. The Church is located at 7060 Lemington Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.
NCM responded to the extreme gang violence that impacted its members and threatened its own existence, endangered children, families and communities and resulted in senseless deaths in Pittsburgh’s black community. The church's purpose and vision to demonstrate the love of Christ that transforms and develops quality lives and communities unfolded in the church's mission statement: Dedicated to enhancing impoverished communities by reducing havoc and cultivating healthy environments through a provision of services that mentor, train, and develop quality citizens of all ages. The church became a hands for hope for those seeking the Lord for solutions to extreme gang violence. NCM became a central meeting place for prayer and worship that included meetings to address community issues.
NCM was instrumental in helping to unify local community and church leaders to help bring community healing and formed an outreach from this union called, Concerned Citizens of Greater Pittsburgh (CCOGP).
September 2, 1996, highlights NCM's first great outreach accomplishment. With its first grant from Best Health Care, CCOGP successfully mediated Pittsburgh's first ever Gang Peace Rally without incident in the Rhododendron Pavilion of Highland Park resulting in a public peace truce and a cease-gunfire between 5-rival gangs from neighboring communities. NCM received The Allegheny County Commissioner’s and State Auditor General Proclamations for improving Pittsburgh neighborhoods and reducing gang violence. Since its inception, NCM has consistently been the recipient of many awards, proclamations and recognition for its efforts to help their neighbors.
NCM is well-respected in Pittsburgh as a worship assembly with a good reputation for fellowship and teachings that develops the whole-person to become good neighbors and contributing members of society. NCM's desire is to live up to its true calling — meeting the needs of the people through the love of Christ.