our story

Thirty years ago, Sam Stone was the editor of the Christian Standard at Standard Publishing, next door to Mount Healthy Christian Home. One morning, on his way to visit with his parents, he spoke to another resident in the hall Marjorie Broxon. She had cerebral palsy and was in a wheelchair. Marjorie spoke slowly and with difficulty; she was often hard to understand. They chatted for a few minutes like they usually did, and he started to go on to see his parents.


Then she said, “You know I like it here.  There are good folks operating the home. But all of the other residents here are a lot older than me and I don’t have a chance to do many things I’m able to do and want to do.  I wish our churches provided a home to help handicapped people.”


“Well, yes, that would be nice,” Sam agreed, “but you know it would take a lot of money to build a facility like that.”


Without hesitation she responded, “It took a lot of money to build Mount Healthy Home, too.”


So, in 1981, at the North American Christian Convention, several men met with Sam Stone to discuss what the Restoration Movement should do to help people with disabilities and their families.

Needing someone to oversee and lead this work, the group hired Dr. Jim Pierson from the East Tennessee Rehabilitation Center for Children as the first director. Here is a picture (upper right) from an article written in the Christian Standard by Sam Stone. The picture is of Dr. Pierson teaching at the NACC in 1983.


The Christian Church Foundation for the Handicapped (now CCDM) was chartered in 1983 in the state of Kentucky.


Property was purchased in Louisville, Tennessee, with one existing house on the property. was built on our present property and the first resident moved into the house in August, 1986 and the house became a home. The original structure (Riverwood II) was remodeled and ready for residents in 1993.


For over 20 years we have served our residents. Our hope and our dream is that God will provide so that we may continue to serve these people who have become our family.

Who We Are

The Christian Churches Disability Ministry (CCDM) exists to enhance the lives of persons with physical and developmental disabilities, and to promote the welfare of persons with mental and physical disabilities through direct care, education and training, and enabling others through training, resources, and encouragement to effectively minister to persons with disabilities.


As an independent Christian non-profit ministry, the Christian Churches Disability Ministry (CCDM) strives to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities in three ways

  1. Providing services for persons with developmental disabilities, including residence, job placement, opportunities for social interaction and spiritual growth.
  2. Seeking partnership with individuals, churches, and other organizations to meet the physical and spiritual needs of persons with disabilities
  3. Enabling others through training, resources, and encouragement to effectively minister.

For almost thirty years, CCDM has ministered to the disability community through direct service, by enabling others through training and resources to effectively minister to persons with disabilities, and through partnerships with churches and organizations to better meet the needs of people with disabilities across the country.


CCDM currently manages two residential living programs for those with disabilities. 

our faith

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and the Word is divided into two parts; the Old and New Testaments. This is the exclusive and final authority of God. The Old Testament is the old law that was nailed to the cross and the New Testament is the old revealed in the New Covenant. Both are needed for understanding and direction.


We believe in only one true and living God who is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. He is our Savior and the only way to the Father.

We believe our salvation comes through the Grace of God. And while we can do nothing ourselves to warrant salvation, we believe we receive that gift through faith in Christ, a repentance of sin, confessing Christ as Lord, and being immersed into Christ for the forgiveness of sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit.


We believe every human life is a valuable gift from God, created to live in relationship with Him.

our mission

The Christian Churches Disability Ministry exists to enhance the lives of persons with physical and developmental disabilities, and to promote the welfare of persons with mental and physical disabilities through direct care, education and training, and enabling others through training, resources, and encouragement to effectively minister to persons with disabilities.


As an independent Christian non-profit ministry, the Christian Churches Disability Ministry (CCDM) strives to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities in three ways

  1. Providing services for persons with developmental disabilities, including residence, job placement, opportunities for social interaction and spiritual growth.
  2. Seeking partnership with individuals, churches, and other organizations to meet the physical and spiritual needs of persons with disabilities
  3. Enabling others through training, resources, and encouragement to effectively minister.

For almost thirty years, CCDM has ministered to the disability community through direct service, by enabling others through training and resources to effectively minister to persons with disabilities, and through partnerships with churches and organizations to better meet the needs of people with disabilities across the country.


CCDM currently manages two residential living programs for those with disabilities.

In order to educate those who feel called to participate in a disability ministry, CCDM produces numerous educational resources in the form of interactive and video-based training platforms, books, and pamphlets.