About Us

Christ Community Health Services began as a dream of four medical students who shared a vision of providing healthcare in the name of Jesus to the underserved.

The vision of doctors, Rick Donlon, David Pepperman, Karen Miller, and Steven Besh came manifested in the opening of the first location for Christ Community Health Services in 1995 on South Third, with a mission to provide high-quality healthcare to the underserved in the context of distinctively Christian service. Since opening the South Third location, over the next 25 years, Christ Community strategically entered Memphis communities that, over time, have become deficient in resources and services. Many of the neighborhood residents lacked access to healthcare resulting in manageable health issues going untreated and undiagnosed.

Through the grace of God, Christ Community is standing in the gap, delivering quality healthcare and spiritual healing to those of our community who need it most. When patients enter the doors of Christ Community, we want them to feel the love and hope for their lives and their healing. We want to feel the love from our staff, physicians, and feel the passion, mission, and vision of Christ Community. Patients who enter the doors of Christ Community are treated with dignity and respect, along with spiritual healing and the opportunity to experience God’s love in prayer. We believe that Jesus Christ is the true healer, and with his guidance and comfort, we can provide physical and spiritual healing to all who enter our doors.

Today, Christ Community is one of the largest Faith-Based health centers in the nation and the largest provider of healthcare to the underserved in Shelby County providing care to over 58,000 unique individuals across eight locations in Shelby County. In 2020 Christ Community opened Christ Community Health Services- East Jackson expanding healthcare services to East Jackson (Madison County).

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