Mission Statement

Our mission is to enrich the lives of our children and youth physically, educationally, and spiritually.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” And he laid his hands on them and went away. (Matthew 19:14-15)

Our Vision

Our Vision is for Portland to be a productive community with a generation that is equipped to face life’s challenges with a deep rooted understanding of who Christ is and what he has done for them. 

For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory. (2 Corinthians 1:20 ESV)

Our History

Over 60 years ago, the Portland Promise Center began as a small sidewalk Sunday School that met once a week. The program grew and moved into two shotgun houses in the heart of the Portland neighborhood. In 1997, our current multipurpose facility was constructed on that same site, allowing the mission to expand its scope and meet the needs of more children and youth. Today, we employ several full and part-time staff members who lead our programs. Our goal is to provide individuals and families with the resources they need to anchor their lives to a firm foundation of Christian faith and to build futures filled with hope.