Interior of the former Emanuel Ministries church in Fairborn where Pastor Ancil Carter, 94, plans to open a youth and family center that will serve three counties. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Photo: Ty Greenlees
Photo: Ty Greenlees

New youth center invites public to open house in Fairborn

The public is invited to an open house this Saturday at a new youth family center on former church property in Fairborn.

The center at the former Emanuel Ministries, 206 W. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road, will be open from 2 to 4 p.m.

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Business owners and residents of Greene, Clark and Montgomery counties can “come see what we’re doing and what we’re promoting,” said Ancil Carter, pastor and founder of Victory Temple.

Carter said the center is an effort to help children stay out of trouble and provide a safe, positive destination spot. Carter said the center will operate under the guiding principals of “Love. Joy. Peace.” 

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The church property, which sits on nearly three acres, has sat vacant for a few years. Carter, his wife Donna, and other volunteers are working to find volunteers and donations to contribute to the effort.

For more information, (937)878-9721.

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