Through the visionary guidance of the Progressive Baptist Church’s pastor, Lloyd Joiner, Jr., the Progressive Community Outreach Center (The PCOC) was dedicated in 2008. Pastor Joiner sought to offer a fresh perspective on enhancing lives, both spiritually and morally. With a philosophical shift to a focus of serving the community through religious, societal, financial & educational initiatives, programs, and activities, the PCOC operates from a perspective that is dedicated to exemplifying love, sharing, and service.
As more ministries, community residents, civic leaders, and churches began to utilize and enjoy the facility, an increasing number of individuals began to express an interest in renting space in a first-class, wholesome environment. Therefore, in 2013, the vision expanded to include promoting The PCOC as a premier venue for hosting meetings, training sessions, conferences, workshops, fashion shows, concerts, and plays, to name just a few. The easy-to-access location, facility versatility, and friendly, capable staff and volunteers combine to ensure satisfied clients!
The PCOC continues to move forward with its commitment to the community by providing free GED tutorial classes, boy’s mentoring programs, neighborhood basketball teams, a summer enrichment program, and financial literacy classes. The PCOC also hosts meetings for several community service agencies. Future plans for The PCOC include keeping abreast of current trends and forging ahead to provide more community services that meet the ever growing needs of the community it serves.