Dr. Pamplin founded Christ Community Church in 1988 to provide food to charitable organizations. Christ Community Ministries expanded to serve more than 60 agencies in the greater Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area.
Christ Community Ministries worked closely with farmers, bakeries and canneries to secure a ready supply of fresh fruits, vegetables and eggs, as well as bread, fresh meat and canned products. Foodstuffs were then delivered free of charge to the agencies. The diverse programs of these agencies fed more than 1,000 individuals each day.
Christ Community Ministries partnered with Northwest Medical Teams to provide two to three urgent care dental clinics per month at its walk-in center.
Counselors also spent personal time with more than 200 individuals and families each month to help them find long-term solutions to their underlying issues.