Our Mission Statement
The churches of PUNCH share a Christian heritage; and a concern for others is an element of our Christian faith. As an expression of that concern we will address issues of the quality of life in our neighborhood and assist residents in improving their lives and properties.
Current P.U.N.C.H. Officers
Third Missionary Baptist
Rev. Steve Perkins
Very Rev. John Horn
Trinity Episcopal Church
St. John Methodist
Past P.U.N.C.H. Presidents
Dr. Mark Vincent
Member, St. John's United Methodist Church
During his tenure the group formalized it's mission, and began it's work with community projects. Dr. Vincent was a member of the Weed and See Grant application process that brought a significant grant to the neighborhood for programs and neighborhood safety.
Father James W. Harris
Dean, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
He was instrumental in bringing his congregation into our neighborhood and community work, and under his leadership we expanded our community outreach by involving all churches and willing neighbors in one large Easter time event.
Rev. Ralph Kelly
Community Minister, First Baptist Church
Ralph was one of the early member of PUNCH. He was the 3rd Baptist representative to the group in his early days, but in 2010 he accepted a position at First Baptist Church as their Community Minister. Rev. Ralph has been instrumental in establishing Neighborhood Watch. His efforts helped involve the NETS (Neighborhood Enforcement Team) unit of the Davenport police department with our group. Ralph expanded our vision and under his tenure the Thanksgiving Community Meal was established. He oversaw the assistance for the GED program for neighbors, and helped new churches starting in the neighborhood use our resources to assist with building concerns or repairs.