Hands Up Outreach


Hands UP Outreach Christian Women's Job Corps (CWJC) and Christian Men's Job Corps (CMJC) of Rankin County are non profit, faith based ministries where women and men in need are equipped for life and employment through Jobs for Life classes, computer classes, GED tutoring, Bible study and mentoring. We also offer English As A Second Language (ESL), Citizenship Classes, and Tutoring Children. 

Hands up Outreach is a ministry of Rankin County Baptist Association and is co-directed by Rev. Roy and Mary Callahan.  Roy spent 24 years in the U.S. Navy. Together they ministered to military families during the Iraq War. Roy is an ordained minister and earned a master's degree in Christian education from Mid-America Theological Seminary. Mary has a certification is women's ministry from The Southern Theological Seminary of Louisville, Ky.  

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Get Involved - Volunteer Opportunities

Hands UP Outreach relies on more than 100 volunteers to accomplish our goals and serve our students. Volunteers can help in multiple ways - providing ongoing volunteer roles, volunteering for a one-time specific task or volunteering as a group to serve. 

Individual Ongoing Volunteer Roles


  • Tutor - assist students one on one or in small groups with preparation for the GED or HISET test by studying Math, English Grammar, Writing  with our provided curriculum. 

  • Teacher - teach a group of students in a specific class, class topics including: GED, HISET, Job Skills, Life Skills, English as a Second Language, Citizenship, Tutoring Children, Computer, and Finance.

  • Prayer Partner - pray for Hands UP Outreach each week.

  • Encourager (Mentor) - meet with a student for one hour weekly for a one year period, providing a listening, supportive relationship in which a student can discuss his/her personal goals and life situation.

  • Administrative Assist - help  organizational, and/or clerical duties as requested.


For more information regarding this ministry contact:

     Hands UP Outreach (CWJC & CMJC) of Rankin County

     Grace Center, 155 Brandon Ave, Richland, Mississippi 39218, United States

     Phone: (601) 826-0442 or (601) 826-0449

     Website:  https://rankincwjc.org