We are actively engaged in efforts to mobilize the community on the Southside of Columbus, Ohio.

About Us

Ministries4Movement represents the partnership of Family Missionary Baptist Church, Men for the Movement, OSU research team, CeaseFire Columbus, National Center for Urban Solutions, with members of the community. Together, we have developed a holistic approach to community transformation.

We seek long-term transformation by changing the norms and living conditions in partnership with community members. There are eight core components to our collaborative approach. If you would like more information about how we do what we do please contact Pastor Frederick V. LaMarr, Brother Cecil Ahad, or Dr. Deanna Wilkinson. We are actively seeking financial support to be able to fully staff our movement. If you would like to make a contribution please do.

We are actively engaged in efforts to mobilize the community within the boundaries of 22nd Street, Lockbourne, Whittier, and Livingston Avenue.




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Tried and Tested!

Posted by Cecil Ahad on May 22, 2013 at 4:40pm 0 Comments

"You shall certainly be tried and tested in your personal selves, your possessions, your faith, talents, knowledge, opportunities, their opposites, and everything else that happens to us and, that  what makes up our personality and you shall certainly hear and experience much that will grieve you. Guard against wrong/evil, and the insults from those that don't share your blessings that awaits you if you but only persevere with patience, for this will be the determining factor in your…


"Civil Disobedience"

Posted by Cecil Ahad on January 20, 2013 at 8:34pm 0 Comments

Dr. King adopted one of the great 19th century philosophers, Henry David Thoreau essays on "Civil Disobedience" He argued the logic "that no man should cooperate with laws that he feels are unjust; that when a man truly feels that a law which society has made is wrong, then he should not obey that law, but that he must be willing to take the punishment society sets for breaking that law, and that when society do make unjust laws, then the best place for someone is jail." Where…


"Fighting Injustice with Violence"

Posted by Cecil Ahad on January 16, 2013 at 9:34pm 0 Comments

Dr. King searched, and studied in many areas for new ideas that were needed to wipe out racial injustice. he had concluded, "that the old ideas were not working; that fighting injustice with violence seemed to only increase injustice. Fighting injustice in the courts were slow, costly, difficult, and most of time, Impossible, especially in the South."

Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.! R.I.P.

Posted by Cecil Ahad on January 15, 2013 at 2:13pm 0 Comments

Did you know that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta Ga., January 15, 1929 as Michael King, and that one of his greatest mentors, Mohandas Gandhi, whom and where Dr. King discovered from, the art and philosophy of using the power of "love" to oppose injustice; not the kind of love you would have for Mother, Child, Family, Sweetie etc, but the respectful love of another human being that God created that have the power to think, choose, and change things/themselves to make things…



Peacemaking in Thought and in Practice

Started by Hal Pepinsky May 26, 2013. 0 Replies

As a Central Ohioan come home and a retired criminologist, I of course became interested in your neighborhood at the 50th-yr u-school class reunion I co-hosted last June, when classmate Rick Pfeiffer…Continue

Bro Cecil's Blog

Started by Deanna Wilkinson Mar 13, 2013. 0 Replies


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Family Missionary Baptist Church, Reaching Higher Heights 4 Life,501c3 non-profit organization, Contact Pastor Frederick LaMarr (614) 252-7488

Men For the Movement, 501c3 non-profit organization, Contact Brother Cecil Ahad (614) 253-8865

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Versietta Garrett is now a member of Ministries4Movement
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Dec 8
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Dec 4
Deanna Wilkinson posted an event

1st Sunday M4M Monthly March and Service at Family Missionary Baptist Church and surrounding neighborhood

December 7, 2014 from 3pm to 4:30pm
62nd consecutive monthly healing march and service.Theme: TBAGet involved... Be the change... Unity is the future!See More
Nov 7
Mrs. Janet Hayson is now a member of Ministries4Movement
Nov 3
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1st Sunday M4M Monthly March and Service at Family Missionary Baptist Church and surrounding neighborhood

November 2, 2014 from 3pm to 5pm
61st consecutive monthly healing march and service.Theme: That's How it Starts but it's Much More than a March!5th year anniversary celebrationSee More
Oct 28
Tia Johnson is now a member of Ministries4Movement
Oct 17


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