Pastor Reggie Stutzman was part of SWC for many years as a young man, before he and his wife Ibelsa planted Real Life Church in New York City. In addition to pastoring a church, they founded the Prodigal Center 501 (c)(3) charitable, not-for-profit organization that provides food and clothing to those who need it most. Located in the South Bronx, Real Life Church and the Prodigal Center reach out to the people living in Hunts Point, by showing who Jesus is, by actively demonstrating His love through practical means, in addition to teaching the Word. The Prodigal Center hosts an annual Thanksgiving Day Outreach, feeding approximately 6,000 people in the last 7 years, as well as an annual Coat Drive.
Real Life Church is building the body of Christ by building the people of Hunts Point. They began by feeding the people, meeting their practical needs first. We are honored to partner with them as they share and demonstrate the Gospel message to so many people in Hunts Point.
"Working with the homeless population for several years in different ministries, while seeing the needs of a generationally hurting community, I wanted to do more by pulling in more resources and aid to thriving yet hurting communities."