Back in 1996 Foothills Christian Church began a ministry for kids in impoverished neighborhoods at risk to the gang and drug culture. The hope being to reach kids while they were still in the early age of influence.
Beginning with one bus, one driver, two helpers, and one bus stop, the Bus Ministry was set in motion. It’s mission to pick up children, primarily in apartment complexes, and bring them to Sunday morning church service.
Now, there are six buses and several multi-passenger vans driven by 24 volunteer commercial drivers with 30 Sunday Bus Routes in El Cajon, Santee, and Lakeside. There are over 40 volunteers who minister to more than 300 Bus Kids each week.
The Bus Kids Christmas Dinner is it’s biggest event of the year. For the College Group who sponsors the party, it is their largest outreach of the year. The whole Bus family is invited to come and celebrate. Sometimes the gifts given are the only gifts the kids will get for Christmas.
We want the families to leave knowing we love their kids and care about them.