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Christian Fellowship for the Mentally Ill

Christian Fellowship for the Mentally Ill  is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization under Logos Global Network’s Group Exemption Covering . Christian Fellowship for the Mentally Ill is a newly-founded Christian organization devoted to supporting the mentally ill through our faith based programs. Founded by Ryan Gilmore and Theresa Bennett, we began operations in October of 2012. Ryan Gilmore, who is currently attending Appalachian Bible College, is a devout Christian and has a business background with six years in the government contracting industry. Theresa Bennett, is currently attending Givens Bible College in Washington, D.C., has a background in ministry.

We are managed and operated by Ryan Gilmore, Theresa Bennett, and Kevin Hardy. Kevin Hardy, is our Director of Mobile Ministry and has his B.A. in Theology from Columbia University.  Our Board of Directors is comprised of Ryan Gilmore, Executive Director of CFMI, Tom Gilmore, CEO of Spartan Defense, and Douglas Cook, Executive Vice President of the Council of Churches of Greater Washington. CFMI’s mission is to affect the lives of the millions suffering from mental illness, through a positive healing process involving God and the teachings of Jesus Christ. Our vision is to become the largest network for mentally ill Christians and Non-Christians alike, seeking support and healing through the teachings of Jesus Christ We will use grassroots networks to deliver our message.

CFMI is currently planning its first fundraiser for March of 2013  and also plans on three other fundraisers throughout the 2013 year. With the funds generated from these events, we plan on beginning our grant program, which gives grant money to families of mental illness, who are in need of financial support.  In January of 2013 we plan on starting our local support groups and workshops, which have been designed with the support of Dr. Mercedes Alfaro, who also sits on our Corporate Advisory Board.

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