If you have ever been to Sojourner Truth Ministries, then there is a pretty good chance you have met and worked with Pastor Derek Smith, and his daughter Derecia Bailey.  Derek is the husband, and Derecia the daughter, of the STM Director Pastor Velinda Webb-Smith.  The three of them spend many hours a day, seven days a week, to make STM the successful ministry that it has become.

SVOTYPastor Derek and Derecia were co-awarded the Sojourner Truth Ministries’ Volunteer of the Year at the 2015 Annual Appreciation Banquet and Board Meeting held Sunday night November 15th at the STM church on High Street in Williamsport. Both father and daughter have volunteered endless hours to this ministry helping the disenfranchised, the homeless, and lonely of any age or culture in the local Williamsport and Lycoming County area.

Posted in Articles | Leave a comment

Sojourner Truth helps others learn to help themselves

Sojourner Truth ministries is in the news again!
Praise the Lord.


Please click on the link below to see the article that was featured in the Sunday November 1st Williamsport Sun-Gazette newspaper.

This article shares the real-life stories of people that benefit from the services provided by Sojourner Truth Ministry to the local Williamsport and surrounding area, through their partnership with the local Lycoming County United Way organization.

local-live-united-logo-color-screen-300x247CLICK HERE.

Posted in Articles | Comments Off on Sojourner Truth helps others learn to help themselves


Congratulations To Pastor Velinda Webb-Smith our Director at Sojourner Truth Ministries.  She was recently appointed to the Northern Tier Advisory Committee of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, and was named by the Williamsport YWCA, as one of the 2015 Women of Excellence.  She was nominated by the Beloved Community Council through a scholarship by Baker Tilly.

YWCA Northcentral PA


   Click on the link below to see an article
in the Food Bank newsletter spotlighting
Sojourner Truth Ministries.




2016 Sojourner Truth Ministries Cafe Schedule

Mark-Your-Calendar*** We are now taking requests for 2016 dates ***

Your requests this year to serve at the Sojourner Cafe have been overwhelming,
such that we want to expand next year and offer both Saturday and Sunday
dates.  This might sound difficult for some churches, but with a little planning,
you too could serve a Sunday luncheon meal at the Cafe.  Please talk it over
with the members of your congregation and see if this new opportunity
might work out for you.  Try something new!

Plan now and get the dates you want for next year.

(And remember: You can select either a Saturday or a Sunday date.)

Posted in Action | Comments Off on 2016 Sojourner Truth Ministries Cafe Schedule

2015 Covenant to Support STM

2015 Covenant – Sojourner Truth Ministries, Inc.

They share freely and give generously to those in need. Their good deeds will be remembered forever.

They will have influence and honor.” —Psalm 112:9 (NLT)

As Abraham entered into a covenant with God in Old Testament times, we would like to invite you to covenant with Sojourner Truth Ministries now. We need continuous, consistent operational funds to keep our building opened, repaired and our ministries functional. From our founding denomination, the United Methodist Church (Conference Advance #94775) as well as from other area churches and organizations of the community, we are asking 1,000 people to covenant with us to donate $100 per year, OR 100 people to donate $1,000 per year OR 10 people to donate $10,000 per year. Any of the yearly amounts you choose can be paid in $10’s, $100’s or $1,000’s over a period of 10 to 12 months. Partnering together like this will provide our 501(c)(3) organization with enough money to fund all of our needs! We urge you to prayerfully consider helping to fund our ministry in this covenant relationship. If you are willing to make this covenant with us, please CLICK HERE to print out this page and fill out this form.

Name: ______________________________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________________


Covenant amount for 2015 ____________________

Payable: _____Weekly_____Monthly_____Semi-Annually_____Annually

Please send your Covenant agreement and Tax Deductible Contribution to:

2015 Covenant | Sojourner Truth Ministries | 501 High Street | Williamsport PA 17701

Posted in Action | Comments Off on 2015 Covenant to Support STM