Story Ministry is a faith-based organization that helps youth and their families by providing hope, opportunities, training, and education through media, music, production, art, and faith. We believe that everyone has a story to tell, and we are here to help them share their stories in a way that is both creative and meaningful.
Our programs are designed to help young people develop their skills in media production, music, art, and entrepreneurship. We also offer programs that help young people develop their faith and grow in their relationship with God.
We believe that everyone has the potential to make a difference in the world, and we are here to help young people reach their full potential. We believe that through media, music, production, art, and our faith, young people can share their stories and make a positive impact on the world.
What we offer:
Camps and clubs for youth
Training and education in media production, music, art, and entrepreneurship
Mentorship and support from experienced professionals
Work Programs and opportunities to share your story with the world
Who we are:
We are a team of passionate parents who love God and believe that the power of our stories can change lives. We are committed to helping young people reach their full potential and make a difference in the world.
How to get involved:
To learn more about our programs or get involved, please visit our website or contact us today. We would be happy to answer any questions you have and help you find the right program for you.
We believe that everyone has a story to tell, and we are here to help you share yours.
Pastors Will and Julie Ramsey
Will and Julie joined a team to plant Engage City Church in Huber Heights, Ohio. It was during this time Will received his Associates Degree in Biblical Studies and became an ordained Pastor. After the death of their son in 2020, God showed them this was the time to plant Hope City Church. After completing their assessment and training with The Send Network in 2022, they set out to South Central Texas to plant Hope City Church. Through all their experiences they are excited to share the Hope of Jesus Christ. Together they have raised 3 grown children: Brock (forever 29, residing in Heaven), Myahrissa (28, residing in Ohio), Madison (24, residing in Virginia). Will is also a published author and motivational speaker and is passionate about helping others Focus Forward on what God has for them. Currently you can find his weekly devotional "Word of Hope with Will" every Monday and Friday on the HCC Facebook page.
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Cedric R. Dunmore, MA, LCDC
A retired veteran of the United States Air Force with 20 years of service. While in the air force I was trained in mental health, substance use, and social work. I also have experience working with military personnel and their families on developing healthy life skills and supportive counseling during war time and peace time campaigns. Shortly before retiring, I received my bachelor degree from Park University in Social Psychology and received my Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling from St. Edwards University.
Post military career, I worked with substance use offenders at the Joe Ney Unit Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Program (SAF-P) in Hondo, Texas assisting pre-released offenders and their families with skills for reunification with family and tools for a successful recovery. Most recently my passion afforded me the opportunity to perform duties as: case manager, lead substance use counselor, continuing care coordinator, and marketing & business development representative for a local treatment center where I worked for 10 years.
In 1989, I began working in the counseling field with the specialty of working with addicts and their families. I am also an Intervention Professional. I have empathy for both addicts and family members which fuels my passion to help improve their total quality of life as a unit. My beliefs are anchored in the spiritual realm of, with hope all things are possible. My goal is to offer options for strengthening the clients will to maximize their potential for success.
Debbie Dunmore, MEd, LPC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I received my Master of Education (MEd) in 2006 at Texas Tech University. Since 2004, I have worked directly with children and adolescents in many diverse areas to include: substance use inpatient/outpatient programs, foster care homes and the Lubbock Juvenile Detention Center. The experience has allowed me to broaden my mind and humanitarian skills. In addition, I worked with the parents of children who were in the foster care system and worked on how to reunite the parent-child relationship. I’m very passionate about working with at-risk adolescents and bringing hope back into their lives. In order to accomplish this goal the family dynamics must be incorporated. It will take all parties involved to engage and work together in order to see growth.
I continue to work with adolescents and currently working with adults suffering from substance use with co-occurring mental health disorders along with their families. I also help couples and families, to include blended families, deal with communication issues, trust, and conflict resolution related to challenges within the family system. My therapeutic style is geared more toward Reality Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Jacob Bowker is a member of the board and in charge of our ministry programs and development. Jacob has 20+ years of experience in media, marketing, business development, and launching start-ups.
He has a son who is in a mental health hospital, and through his journey with his son, he grew a heart for individuals dealing with drug addiction and mental health.
Jacob's Favorite Bible Verse:
Romans 12:2 -
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Director of Women's Ministry
Kira Martin brings nearly 25 years of sales and planning experience, but the work she’s most proud of is her “joy” work. She’s been involved in various volunteering, donation and fundraising programs. Kira serves as our Treasurer, President of the Board, and Director of the Women's Ministry.
Kira has loved ones with mental health issues and has survived personal and life-threatening health issues. These trials have turned into some of Kira’s biggest blessings, equipping her with great compassion and a heart to serve. Kira attributes her restored health to the mercy and glory of the Lord.
Kira’s Favorite Bible Verse:
Jeremiah 29:11 -
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
Security and Safety Director
Joseph McCausland (Sgt. Mac) has always had a huge heart for people, even to the point of risking his life for God and country in the central highlands of Vietnam.
Joseph served for 22 years in the active army and army reserves. Since his retirement from military service, Sergeant Mac has been an advocate for active and veteran military and their families for over thirty years. Joseph is the Official Secretary, Head of Security, and member of the board.
Joseph's favorite Bible Verse:
John 3:16 -
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.