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GPS (God's People Serving) Ministries Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services, Personal Social Services

Mission: Our mission is to work together to improve individual lives, and build relationships through non-judgmental love and support. *Together we can accomplish what none of us can do alone."

Results: Thousands of families, that have fallen through the cracks, are helped through our programs.

Target demographics: Our services are free of charge, and for anyone who needs the services we offer.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Approx. 7, 369 individuals, this includes all programs that we offer.

Geographic areas served: Quincy, Illinois

Programs: Social services, food pantry, kids snack pack program, kid's power hour, veteran program, job skills program, personal care assistance, spiritual growth programs, and give back program (For those who may desire to give their time to help us help others)

Community Stories

91 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently heard of GPS and PJ. I went in to meet her. She is a blessing to be around. She's is always serving people who need help. I had volunteered with her. I watched how she was with her clients. Her clients are always made welcome as soon as they come in the door. I think what I like most is how it's only about the clients. I can't even begin to say enough about GPS and PJ. Thank you for all you do to help the people in need.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As a person serviced by this establishment, I can honestly say that they've helped me exponentially. The staff are fun and welcoming, the services they offer are both helpful and assorted. They've helped me in my time of need and I am thoroughly grateful.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My wife and I have always been pleased with the level of service and dedication GPS shows for those who need food assistance. Far from a stop to pick up some meals, PJ engaged my wife cordially every time she stopped in and made an uncommonly remarkable impression. When my wife offered to volunteer and told me PJ could use someone with my skills, I jumped at the prospect of being able to not only give back but further what PJ and GPS Ministries do.

Instead of being a place to drop in and donate a few hours, the culture here makes it so that even when we're not present we're still trying to find ways to help GPS. There is no question in my mind that my wife and I are dedicated to the cause not only because we ourselves have been in need and been helped, but because PJ is such an enthusiastic, efficient, and empathetic individual,

Being on this side of the desk has been an uplifting and educating experience. PJ cares for each client and grants them rights that often go unnoticed in other similar venues: privacy, respect, and friendliness.

5 Nicci K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the fact that it is appointment only so that you have privacy and if need counseling or prayers. GPS ministries truly is a blessing for the community

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Client Served

Rating: 5

gps was very helpful for me with groceries personal hygiene items and prayers. they make you feel like family.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am posting this review again because somehow I didn't get my name in there. As a board member I am constantly challenged by the leadership of GPS Ministries to be involved and to contribute in the process of carrying out the mission statement which is working to better lives and build relationships through non-judgmental love and support in the community. There's no skipping out of responsibilities in this non-profit, you're either in or out. That's accountability which is something that this world needs more of.
M.Wortman

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a board member I am constantly challenged by the leadership of GPS Ministries to be involved and to contribute in the process of carrying out the mission statement which is working to better lives and build relationships through non-judgmental love and support in the community. There's no skipping out of responsibilities in this non-profit you're either in or out. That's accountability which is something that this world needs more of.

2 April66

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to know about GPS Ministeries through a family member. When I spoke with PJ about my life crisis, she offered prayers and support in a non judgemental environment. I support the fact that the services provided are Christian based. This community needs more God, acceptance and praise like GPS offers. God Bless. PJ, your ministry is in my prayers. Thank you for everything.

1 Lori63

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love & respect what GPS Ministries stands for...Gods' People Serving. They're mission is to help everyone, with any need without question. GPS Ministries is and always will be led by GOD in everything they're mission stands for. There is no government involved. Pj Seals & her husband, Greg Seals founded GPS Ministries with the vision and guidance of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. If anyone is seeking assistance or prayer, GPS Ministries will provide all the above and much, much more.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I came to know about GPS MINISTRIES INC. in April 2013 when I needed assistance with food and hygiene items. As of May 2013, I was asked to be the Food Pantry Coordinator and I accepted that position with honor, However, I am presently the Director for Ministry Growth and Development. I love working at this ministry, it's an opportunity to be able to help others in the many ways I have also been helped by the loving founders and dedicated volunteers who selflessly give of they're time and talents. I just have to add that no one who works at GPS MINISTRIES INC. are paid. We are not government or state funded, We rely soley on people in community and businesses to donate. We also have several other programs that no other agency offers. We have a food pantry, kids snack-pack program, kids power hour, adult bible study, job skills program, life skills program and mommy's time-out that we offer to anyone in the community and surrounding areas FREE OF CHARGE. We are Gods People Serving (GPS).



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Client Served

Rating: 5

my family has been a client here since 2013. when you walk in you are greeted with a smile and pure love. pj seals has you come in by appointment so she can offer prayers and privacy. she also offers personal care items and job skills classes. it felt good because she really cares about the community and you know it. I admire her because she doesn't judge anyone and she truly cares about helping you and letting you know you are special

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Client Served

Rating: 5

i came in for assistance for food and personal care items when i first moved to quincy il . i was at one of the lowest times in my life i came home to bury my mother and it took all the money i had. Ms PJ was so kind and loving. she prayed with me and put me on a crisis list and showed me so much moral support and helped with much needed groceries. never once did i feel like i was being judged or looked down on. i was a client and now im a volunteer. i admire ms pj she has a very caring soul

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Board Member

Rating: 5

These People run a tight ship, nothing is wasted. Great care is given that everything is used and given in the proper way. Integrity is the best word I could use to describe Pastors Greg & PJ Seals who operate this ministry. Their non-judgemental desire to help all those who come to them is a beacon of light in a dark world. I am humbled and consider it a privilege to be associated with them. Thank You Pastors Greg $ PJ for all that you do and teach by example.

2 Robert173

Client Served

Rating: 5

What GPS Ministries does for the Quincy community is just awesome! PJ with your KIDS POWER HOUR is a wonderful way to teach the word of God to the young ones ! The pantry is another wonderful way to help the families in need in our little community. Thank you so much PJ ,we love you !

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A place where people and families can find help and support for whatever they may be facing. Genuine, honest, kind and caring best describes GPS Ministries Inc.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The ministry is amazing! They were so nice and made me feel like family. They do whatever they can to help and treat everyone with respect.

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Former staff

Rating: 5

GPS is a great place to help out and work for. the message they give people help them out . Like jobs food finance's , All the people that work there are very help full and nice . You don't get look down like some places does. They lift you up in spirit and mind , body and soul. they give you a lot of respect and they and you become a friend to them even out side of the Minister. I'm very grateful to know them, and know if I need help they are there for me. and so many family that need them in their time of need.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

All the years i have work with this Ministries. They have done a lot of good to help the Community out . With the sick and hungry ,With out their help a lot of people would go with out. They help feed the soul and all the Prays. You could not ask for a better organization to help people out in their time of need no matter what it is that you need in your life. Thank God for GPS Ministries.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Very sincere in everything they do. Makes each client feel that they are special and important!

Brandie I.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

An amazing ministry!! Helping out when needed with a SMILE on their face.. You can definitely see that they LOVE what they do! P.j. You are AMAZING.. And made me feel human again and not "less than" because I needed help.. Keep up the good work! You all are an amazing ministry and proof of Gods love for us!! God Bless!!

Crystal78

Client Served

Rating: 5

Msg pj is really nice she goes above and beyond to help others she takes the time to visit and take prayer request if anyone needs any prayers

Volunteer

Rating: 5

GPS ministry is one of a kind for Quincy IL! God is using this ministry to touch the lives of people in the community by providing for the most basic of needs food and love! P.J. Seals is a lady that has a heart for people and is directing this ministry with such love! Showing people what the love if Christ is all about! Thank you GPS ministries for your heart! God is working through you!
Blessings,
Jessica Dierker (First Union Youth/Children's Coordinator)

savedbymercy

Former staff

Rating: 5

I've been aquainted with this ministry since Jan. 2013. I started off as a client then started volunteering for Gps Ministries as a the food pantry coordinator then promoted to director of ministry growth & development. I no longer volunteer there, however, I donate as often as I can. Pj & her husband, Pastor Greg are genuine vessels for Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. GPS Ministries is one of a kind. I am still a client and I am very grateful for all they do for me and my community especially the children. GPS Ministries is much more than a ordinary food pantry, they offer many helpful services, such as, computer skills, resume preparation, life skills, Kids Power Hour (bible lessons), spiritual counseling and most important, Prayers. If you are in a crisis of any kind or just need a helping hand, please call and make an appt. ( ask for Pj) 217-214-0904. OFFICE HOURS : Tues.-Thurs. 10:30am-4:00pm and Fri. 10:30am-2:00pm . Anyone needing assistance must call and make an appt. to receive any type of assistance. NO EXCEPTIONS. Appointments are made for you're privacy and so your needs as an individual are met.

Client Served

Rating: 5

GPS is truly a Blessing, They have helped me, my family, and many others more than words can say, They help with food and many other wonderful things a person needs, Once You walk in the door they make u feel welcomed and very comfortable, alot of people feel sad and sometimes embarrassed to ask for help, but GPS never looks at a person in any negative way they are always smiling and wanting to help You in any way they can, I dont know what I or many other people would do without them, Thank You GPS for everything you do, and I am honored and Blessed that I have gotten the chance to get to know You, Everything You Do Means Alot