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Mary Barber Ministries Welcomes You

Hope Is Where the Heart Is


At Mary Barber Ministries well-being is at the forefront to serve the people who need it most. Our programs and activities are designed to be a catalyst that helps community members reach their potential. We believe in taking on some of the most pressing issues facing today's society to make a measurable difference in the live of others.

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Our Roots

With God's help and Donations from Arsola's Distribution Center we are able to Serve Several Communities including the Housed and Unhoused 

Here at Mary Barber Ministries, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. Since our founding in 2000, we have been determined to make an impact. The core of our efforts is to bring our team's fresh ideas and passion to the range of activities we're involved in. Through all of our endeavors we hope to display the conviction behind our beliefs.



Bringing Change


Encouraging Hope Counseling

One Step at a Time

Mental Health is by no means an easy feat, that's why here at Mary Barber Ministries, are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. Through Counseling, Cooperation and Community Empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

Reaching The World One Soul At A Time

Isaiah 58
Repairer of Broken Walls
Restorer of Streets with Dwellings

With this initiative, our goal is to Uplift and Encourage those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.
Rev. 12:11 
They Were Overcome By The Blood Of The Lamb and The Word Of Their Testimony And They Loved Not Their Lives Even Unto Death . . .

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The Streets

Cleaning Up Our Communities

Helping The Community

The Beautification Council coupled with Alameda County has solely taken the responsibility to restore our broken down neighborhoods back to Clean Communities. This initiative is to promote a clean safe environment for our Families and Children to grow and live. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.

I Can Braid It and So Much More Mobile Salon

Crowned with Glory

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with today's challenges. I Can Braid It and So Much More Mobile Salon brings refreshment to our client's appearance in mid-transformation. Building self-esteem is one of our specialties. Client presentation and Interview readiness is something that we take very seriously, that's why we have created a way to inspire our Community with a Fresh New Clean Hair Style or Cut to boost their moral and complete their makeover. Our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.


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Key People

Pure Professionalism


Evangelist Mary Barber


Mary Barber is driven to improve upon the devastating conditions of Humanity. As CEO of this Non-Profit Organization she is  focused on developing New Innovating Stratigies to our communities. Actively an Associate Minister at Center of Hope Community Church in Oakland she is committed to the Prayer Ministry, feeding Ministry and has a compelling dedication to help, encourage and support the homeless community. As an Ordained Minister Mary founded Jesus Christ Full Gospel Ministries in 2004. There, she provided counseling, temporary housing, food and shelter to the Sobrante Park Community. During that time she also partnered with Allen Temple Baptist Church providing access to educational resources for parolees and other city and county rehabilitation support, as well as Christian Counseling and support for societal re-entry of persons on parole through her work at Mary Barber Ministries. A passionate advocate for "Victims of the Street" Mary coupled her education with her experience by completing several courses at Nola Brantleys CSEC Classes "Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children". Currently a student at the International Faith Institute she is a Faith Based Counselor providing service's to Therapist, First Responders, Traumatized Victims and to those in need. With experience and integrity this Community Based Organization will safely serve our neighborhoods


Naomi Burks LMFT

Encouraging Hope Counseling Owner 

Experienced,Trustworthy and Dependable this Licensed Marriage Family Therapist safely hits the streets masked to Counsel Humanity. As a Trauma Specialist with a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology Naomi believes in your potential to bloom just as the Lotus Flower. Her job as a Therapist is simply to assist you in finding your characteristics of purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration and rebirth. She helps you firmly plant roots of self-confidence, strength, empathy, and self-love back into your life. When human beings undergo traumatic experiences, it is NOT uncommon for their lives to unravel. Ms. Burks helps you find healthy perceptions and strengthens relationships so you and your family know yourselves as peaceful, complete, safe and whole.


Ken Houston

The Beautification Council Co-Founder

Ken Houston has been serving the Bay Area well over 10+ years as the CEO of The Beautification Council since the day he and his business partner founded this Non-profit Organization. Making Oakland a better place, Ken Houston is committed to ending the decades-old blight in Oakland and taking back our Communities. With Empathy being one of his many gifts and driven by his purpose to help and support the homeless community he slept where they slept. As an Independent Contractor with Alameda County Ken Sweeps our streets clean from illegal dumpling to child safety concerns. He has been a key member of Mary Barber Ministries for over 25+ years applying his talents where ever needed. No assignment is too big or too small for this man of God to complete.  As Project Specialist he is committed to eradicating graffiti vandalism and illegal dumping. Our Mission is to revitalize without gentrifying. We bring our years of experience and skills to the forefront to create a footprint that will step from the Eastside to the Westside of Oakland. If you would like to walk alongside us in the trenches to help our organization grow and succeed don't hesitate to contact us.


Amela Edwards

I Can Braid it and So Much More Owner

Barbicide Certified Amela Edwards provides safe services to our Community. With us since our founding, this Veteran Specializes in braiding, weaving, and natural hair. With her gentle touch of over 15+ years of experience in hair care she creates sophisticated styles appropiate for every occasion. With years of serving the community with her talent, skills and experience she compliments this Ministries Goals with a polished complete look for Success! Her talents have had a major positive impact in helping our organization grow and succeed. 


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Show Your Support

Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Make a Donation and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.

Have an Impact

Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Mary Barber Ministries an even better Non-Profit Organization than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.

Help Us Soar

This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Mary Barber Ministries. Get in touch with any questions about how you can Volunteer Your Time today.


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