Christian Family and Youth Services was founded in 1973 by Thomas Beauregard. It began with one person having a heart for the lost. Papa Tom (as called by many) felt moved to help those that struggled and began with a foster home for boys. Before he knew it more and more families were coming to see him. Friends from church got involved in the calling he felt to feed the sheep and the ministry grew into a feeding ministry in the park. The feeding in the park later moved to the Hill building on Third Street and in 2000 relocated to its current location, now known as “The Mission.”

In 2004, Pastor David Berry (a Youth Pastor at the time) and Papa Tom met while David was searching for a place for his youth to serve. In time Tom asked David to come join him in ministry.  David joined Tom in the ministry in 2006. Together they made up the Pastoral Staff of The Mission. In 2012 because of medical issues Papa Tom stepped back from the ministry and Pastor David became the Executive Pastor of The Mission. In 2016 he officially retired .  As founder, Papa Tom, Thomas Beauregard, continues to be a special part of The Mission but is no longer active in an administrative role.

The Mission has always and continues to be made up of a volunteer group from the community who love Jesus Christ, care about those in need and recognize the incredible platform that helping others provides to impact their area for Jesus. They willingly invest their time, influence, effort, expertise and finances to see that happen and encourage others to join in the effort.