Love INC was initially started in Michigan in 1977 by Virgil Gulker. In 1980, Love INC came under the umbrella of World Vision and remained there until October 2003, when the national office of Love INC became a stand-alone 501 (c) 3 non-profit, separate from World Vision. There are approximately 160 Love INC affiliates throughout the United States.
Love INC of Mecklenburg County, a non-denominational Christian ministry, was founded in 1992 by several individuals who wanted to serve their neighbor…In the Name of Christ. The ministry started with 13 churches and a few volunteers. It was initially based in donated space at Briar Creek Road Baptist Church. As the ministry grew over the ensuing years, BCRBC donated more space. In order to gain more office space, the Love INC office moved to the current leased location in 2007.
Each year, hundreds of individuals are helped by Love INC network churches and their volunteers. This Love INC office functions as a “clearinghouse”, or “broker”, between the person with the need and a Love INC partner congregation that is mobilized to meet the need. This is very different from an “agency”, where the people working for the agency provide the service. Love INC exists to help congregations and their volunteers meet needs.