About Us

Engaging the community and bridging the gaps for those in need!

Love Network of Baytown Client

Our Mission

Love Network of Baytown is a faith-based non-profit whose mission is sharing the love of Christ by service to those in need through faith, hope, and assistance with basic needs.

We serve as a clearing house for many churches and food pantries, verifying that resources are used effectively and not abused. We also offer a variety of programs, track clients' progress, and make referrals to better serve our community.

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Our Programs

Our programs assist individuals and families - both working and nonworking - access the basic essentials. We verify and document each need before assisting clients.

We also have a program that assists elderly and disabled clients with minor home repairs in our area.


Food  Rent  Utilities – Hygiene Items – Diapers and Wipes Prescriptions – Birth Certificates – IDs Transportation – Referrals – Clothing – Work Related Items

Our Community


Love Network of Baytown partners with churches to offer support to clients, both financially and spiritually. We rely on the connections of the church for volunteers and support to help those most in need.

Businesses and Funders

Local businesses contribute time and funding to help bridge the gaps in resources. With their support, we are able to help more people and have a larger impact in the community. Contact us to see how your company can get involved!


We collaborate with many agencies across our area to provide referrals for services we do not offer. We created a group, BARA, to help agencies network for effective and efficient client management.


Volunteers are essential to our mission. We are able to help more people because of the time and efforts that volunteers give! We have many roles where volunteers are needed. Contact us today! 


We accept monetary donations online, over the phone or in person through check or credit card. To donate items, please call our office and schedule a time for drop off.

Our Details




Business Hours

Monday Thursday

9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.

206 N. Whiting St., Baytown, TX 77520

P.O. Box 116, Baytown, TX 77522-1116

Our History

In 1990, Love in the Name of Christ (Love INC) was the first franchise in the state of Texas. Merle Epperson, Grace United Methodist Church Choir Director and Organist and Dr. Thomas Meekins, Church on the Rock Pastor, co-founded Love INC of Baytown. There were 10 churches working together to hear the needs of the less fortunate, and 30 years later, over 40 churches network their time, talent and treasure to help the hungry, homeless and helpless people of the greater Baytown area with a hand up.

In August, 2014, Love INC became an independent non-profit, a 501(C)3 named Love Network of Baytown. In 2019 Love Network assisted over 8,200 families with food, clothing, prescriptions, transportation (gas cards/bus passes), rent IDs, birth certificates, work related clothing items and non food items like diapers, hygiene and cleaning items. 

We pride ourselves on our great office volunteers (20) who play a vital role in assisting clients by answering phones and helping with our database. Love Network has a wonderful Board of Directors who also volunteer their time and talent.

Love Network of Baytown Volunteers

Where We Serve

Love Network of Baytown serves zip codes: 77520, 77521, 77523, 77562, 77580.

Love Network of Baytown Volunteers

Our Board


Vice President







Nick Jared

Terry Sain


Angela Jackson

Patti ONeil-Burn

Guido Persiani

Donald Vallier

Dale Vander Pol


Our Staff