Mission Statement

Provide Christian-based, holistic, relationship-based programs that empower the poor and marginalized. Mobilize middle-class Americans to become more compassionately involved among the poor. Seek ways to overcome the systemic issues of social injustice which oppress the poor and marginalized.

Upcoming Events


Mission Waco will hold their general orientations for volunteering.  Weekly volunteer orientation on Fridays @ 3pm at our main office, 1315 North 15th Street.   Call 254.753.4900 for more information.


Michael Emerson to Speak at Annual Banquet, Feb 166-8:30pm

Waco Convention Center, Chisholm Hall
Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Michael Emerson is the Provost-North Park University (Chicago)  and Author & Sociologist on Urban Research
Table for 8 guests. Reservation levels:
___ $450, “Banquet Donor,” Personal Table or Ministry/Non-Profit
___ $650, “Banquet Community Partner”
___ $1,000-$3,000, “Banquet Underwriter”
___ $4,000+, “Banquet Major Underwriter”
Individual reservation: $60 per guest.   READ MORE HERE.
Casual attire or “come as you are”!
Mission Waco Program Exhibits
Buffet by George’s Catering
Jimmy Dorrell, Presiding
Silent Auction and Fair Trade Booth
Hurry, make your reservation now!  Online below OR  email Joyce Brammer at  OR call Joyce @254-753-4900, ext 230




  A Song for Coretta: On February 6, 2006, people began lining up at dawn outside of Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church to pay their respects to the late Mrs. Coretta Scott King, widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose body lay in state in the small sanctuary. By mid-morning, the crowd wound down the street and around the corner of the old red brick building. People of all ages stood patiently for hours, waiting to say goodbye. Sometimes they murmured to each other quietly. Sometimes they shared memories of Mrs. King’s extraordinary life and expressed sorrow at her passing. When a cold rain began to fall at sunset, those who had thought to bring umbrellas shared them with those whose resolve was the only thing not dampened by the drizzle. At close to midnight, the crowd had dwindled to a determined few. The five fictional characters in this play are at the end of that long line of mourners.  February 12-21.

Tickets are available here or by calling Waco Civic Theater at 254.776.1591.



   wcclogo       party15 Party Planning and Fair Trade in High Demand Around Here World Cup Café & Fair Trade Mkt.’s group room offers shopping from around the world If you are looking for a great location for your group’s meal, don’t wait long to reserve the World Cup Café and Fair Trade Mkt. The café can hold up to fifty (50) guests in the back room where our global products are for sale. Contact the café at 254.757-1748 soon for your party.

Shop World Cup Online
or come on by the store to find that perfect gift located at 15th and Colcord.  We are  carrying our fair trade clothing, jewelry, and accessories along with housewares and other unique gifts from around the world.  We are proud to serve Waco and central Texas!   We love music, and we love food.  Put them together and you get Saturday Nights at the Cup.  From 5:30-8, we feature a special meal and live music.  Look HERE for the upcoming schedule!
Join us for the Valentines Dinner – FEB 14

This year the menu is:
Bacon wrapped beef fillet $23.95
Shrimp Scampi $20.95
Chicken Marsala $18.95

Dessert and drink included.
Tax and tip not included in the price of meal.

Call 254.757.1748 and reserve a place for either the 5:30-6:30 or 6:45-8:00.

youth 11.15 Youth Job Training in 76707- Apply now! New program focusing on 16-24 year old to get and keep work Mission Waco’s three-phase job training program teaches “soft skills” to learn to be a good worker, provides work experience with a stipend, and helps urban youth find jobs. Applications are currently being taken at Mission Waco’s main office, 1315 N. 15th St. Youth and young adults can be in or out of school.


Jerry Johnston Creative Arts Memorial Fund

a Mission Waco opportunity for lower income children and teens Jerry Johnston loved the arts and the poor. His life showed it. While he played and enjoyed music sitting on the board among the elite in the Dallas Opera Company, he also remembered the poor wherever he lived or traveled, creating a home for homeless boys in Bogota, Colombia, serving though NYC’s City Harvest hunger ministry, and even visiting inmates in the jail ministry with his church. As a local Waco resident with two Baylor University business degrees and post graduate studies at Duke, he succeeded in the business world in banking and became one the Top 20 Young Businessmen of Dallas. At age 57, his earthly struggles ended. To celebrate his legacy and continue purposeful efforts in keeping with Jerry’s life, friends and his mom have blessed the creation of a special Jerry Johnston Creative Arts Memorial Fund through Mission Waco to allow those who loved and respected him a way to express their appreciation for his life. READ MORE…

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