In the late 80’s Edgar and Claudine Ackerman took a group of students to the Alazan-Apache Courts to do a kid’s program. The Lord spoke to their heart and they kept coming back. The Alazan council noticed and rented Edgar two apartments for $1 per year. After 10 years of serving there, SAHA tore down that part of the apartments. In God’s faithfulness AGORA Ministries was donated a building at the corner of San Fernando and Nueces, behind the Lanier football field.
Who We Are
From it’s inception AGORA Ministries has been and still is an outreach organization. AGORA Ministries partners with local and nationwide churches and organization to see life change in the inner-city of San Antonio. AGORA is not a church but a mission center.
Through weekly programs like our AGORA Kids, Revolution Youth, Hope Pantry, Women’s Ministry, mentoring, tutoring, and youth programs we share the love of Christ and reach families in the Westside. We also partner and extend our mission through seasonal events and missions trips. Through our seasonal events and missions trips we paint over graffiti, clear our local parks, clear lots, paint homes of widows and single moms in our community and work with homeless.
Where We Work
AGORA is located in the lowest income, lowest fed, lowest education, and highest violent crime area of San Antonio. Though the statistics can cause worry we see and serve incredible families, children, and youth of the Westside. We believe that He that is in us is greater than he that is in the world! We exist to see Christ lifted up in the inner-city so that all men will be drawn unto Him!
On a Mission
Our mission is to share the love and hope of Christ in high need areas. We do this by encouraging, empowering, educating and mentoring “at risk” students and families.
We have seen even greater life change in our community as we partner with other organizations and volunteers.
One of the ways we have seen life change is through our missions trips. Students from all over the country to the Westside and serve a week in the inner-city. This volunteer army goes out and shares the love of God through SERVING, SHARING, and GROWING. We reach new kids as we host kids programs in the Alazan-Apache Courts, Cassiano Homes, Villa Veramedi, and at our location. We reach new youth and share Christ’s love with homeless through these efforts.
Where We Are Going
AGORA is an outreach and relational ministry that teaches SERVING, SHARING, and personal GROWTH. This mission will continue working with the kids in our area, students, and families!