IMC - Interdenominational Ministerial Coalition

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Rev. Clay C. Calloway Vice President
P.O. Box 1414
Louisville Ky 40201
Office: (502) 774-5317

Rev. Kathy Ogletree Goodwin President
P.O. Box 1414
Louisville Ky 40201
Office: (502) 587-0437

About Our Club

IMC - Interdenominational Ministerial Coalition

Statement of Purpose

IMC will positively impact issues within our community regarding social justice, economic development and educational advancement. IMC will develop strategic plans to transform and/or empower distressed communities. IMC will be a visible sign of God?’s grace operating within our community.

Brief History of IMC

In the early 1970?’s, the Rev. W.J. Hodge saw the need for a faith-based organization that would serve as an advocate group for the community. From his idea, approximately forty churches came together to form the Interdenominational Ministerial Coalition (IMC). Initially, the IMC started as a support organization for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

In its infancy, the IMC was instrumental in organizing support for the 1975 NAACP Convention held in Louisville, Kentucky. For its effort, the NAACP president, Benjamin Hooks, as a premier organization that should be duplicated across the country, applauded the IMC.

Unlike the NAACP, the IMC had the freedom to attack community and social issues without constraints. Recognizing that the strength of the Black community rest within the church, early president, Rev. B.S. Ransom stated, ?“We the ministers recognized that we needed to stand up for the Black community downtown?”.

Under President William E. Summers III, the IMC gained wide media attention and community support for its social services programs such as its successful medical assistance program for the elderly.

Over the years, each President fought and won many battles which made a great impact on the Black community including: hosting political forums, organizing support demonstrations, serving as monitoring agents for community issues and hosting the Annual Emancipation Proclamation Services on New Years Day.

President Dr. Walter Malone, Jr. broadened member participation and strengthened IMC?’s operating structure for more focused community effectiveness.

IMC continues to serve as a significant faith-based community organization for fostering spiritual, social and economic empowerment in the lives of those who are distressed and disadvantaged.

IMC Membership Criteria

Membership is based on three levels of participation with rights and privileges specific to each level. Voting rights are given to members in good standing only.

Level 1 - Independent Associate Minister : Annual Dues $100 or Volunteer Support as directed by the Executive Body. Minister must be in good standing with a Christian Church recognized by the Executive Body.

Level 2 - Independent Pastor : Annual Due $200. Pastor must be in good standing with a Christian Church recognized by the Executive Body.

Level 3 ?– Pastor/Church Membership : Annual Dues $300 - $2,000. Dues determined by variable scale based on church membership and associated minister participation. Combined membership also permits non-minister delegates to participate with up to 5 minister/non minister delegates permitted.

All dues should be paid within the first quarter of each year by March 31.

2002 dues are now due.

2003 Dues should be paid at the Annual Emancipation Worship Service or no later than March 31, 2003.

Guidelines for Annual Dues Based on Church Membership are as follows:

1- 100 = $300
101- 300 = $400
301- 500 = $500
501- 700 = $700
701- 1000 = $1000
1001+ = $2000+

Dues amounts are offered as budget goals only to fund IMC Mission and Programs. If Members are unable to pay full amounts partial payments are acceptable and may be paid over a period of twelve (12) months. (Jan-Dec)

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