Greater Birmingham Ministries

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Greater Birmingham Ministries was founded in 1969 in response to urgent human and justice needs in the greater Birmingham area. GBM is a multi-faith, multi-racial organization that provides emergency services for people in need and engages the poor and the non-poor in systemic change efforts to build a strong, supportive, engaged community and pursue a more just society for all people.

GBM has three basic areas of work in the community:

  • Serving People: Providing financial help, food and clothing and support for families and individuals in crisis, and connecting their daily struggles with systemic and structural injustice;
  • Building Community: Working with faith communities of Birmingham and Alabama to expand beyond direct human services to serve as allies in organizing efforts.
  • Pursuing Justice: Working alongside low-income neighborhoods and people as they organize to improve their lives and the community. They become informed and engaged, work creatively with institutions that affect them, become effective collaborative decision-makers, and work to develop viable solutions for the future of their families and communities;[1]


As of December 28, 2017;[2]

Board of Directors

As of December 28, 2017;[3]

African Methodist Episcopal

African Methodist Episcopal Zion

Alabama Cooperative Baptist


Birmingham Friends Meeting (Quaker)

Birmingham Islamic Community

The Catholic Church – Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Christian Methodist Episcopal – 5th Episcopal District

Evangelical Lutheran Church of America

The Episcopal Church – Diocese of Alabama

Holy Trinity – Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Presbyterian Church USA – Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley

Temple Beth-El (Conservative Judaism)

Temple Emanu-El (Reform Judaism)

Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham

United Church of Christ – Birmingham Congregations

United Methodist Church – North Alabama Conference

Members At Large

Members Emeritus