Our Story

The Perk Coffee House is where coffee, conversations, and wells combine for an eternal purpose.

A few years ago, Central Ministries started dreaming about having a coffee shop in the heart of the church. By January 2016, it was no longer a dream, but a reality. The coffee team was rocking it, doing their thing behind the counter. The drinks were smooth and delicious. The coffee house, we lovingly named The Perk, was growing. We were thrilled.

By that summer, The Perk started to get out of hand. We had hoped that our coffee shop could be a ministry in our community and a ministry beyond our borders. We wanted our business to matter eternally.

We wanted coffee to just be the perk, not our purpose.

We knew it was time. God was leading us to put our spiritual intentions into action. Not when things were more stable, not when things looked more logical in business numbers, but right now.

That’s what happens when God takes over. It gets out of hand. Out of our hands.

In July 2016, we began a partnership with Water for Good. Each day 9,400 people die because of water, sanitation and hygiene-related causes. This is a BIG problem! The good news – there is a sustainable solution.

Every purchase you make at The Perk helps support the maintenance of wells in the Central African Republic (CAR) through our partnership with Water for Good. Water for Good works with villages in the war-torn and impoverished CAR to provide clean drinking water for life.

Each drink purchased at The Perk provides one week of clean water to someone in the CAR.

Since beginning our partnership with Water for Good, we’ve been able to provide a year of clean water to more than 700 people in the CAR!

God has taken over this ministry and made our dreams a better reality than we could have ever prayed for. Our eternal purpose is starting to fit together like a puzzle God had designed long ago. As God continues to work through The Perk Coffee House, we invite you to join us.