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About Us


This vision was placed upon Graciela McLaughlin's heart over 25 years ago when she started doing homeless ministry on skid row in downtown Los Angeles, California.  She would go out to the highways and byways sharing meals, handing out hugs and encouraging words to people living on the streets.


Amazing Grace Empowerment Ministries Inc. was founded on July 20, 2012 in Dayton Ohio.  We are a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), faith based organization that provides community outreach, educational and empowerment workshops in Dayton Ohio and it's surrounding communities to the homeless and under-served population.  Our workshops are offered free of charge.

We are ambassadors of Christ

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G. R. McLaughlin

    Has been doing homeless ministry for over 25 years. Her ministry started on Skid Row in Los Angeles, California. In Los Angeles she also volunteered with the Fred Jordan Mission, and helped with food distribution to the  needy. 


    She has been living in Ohio with her husband and several rescued kittie cats. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, thrift-store shopping and talking to God. She wants people to know “Jesus C.E.O.”

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    W.B. McLaughlin

    Is a native of Berkley, California. He has been involved with Amazing Grace Empowerment Ministries, Inc. since its inception in 2012. He works behind the scenes doing IT and technical support. He's also an industrial photographer. His works hang on the walls of several restaurants in Ohio.

        G. Brown

        Is a Fully Certified Disaster Action Team & Front Line Supervisor currently teaching in Easter Seals/Goodwill, Reclaiming Futures, Juvenile Court, and Natural Helper. He started the original Ohio Board in Dayton and is a Deacon and Choir Member at Mt. Calvary MBC. 


        He is currently raising his three sons who also participate in the community through Temple Christian School.

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        M. Frifeldt

        Has been involved with the ministry for over ten years. He was once homeless himself. He has worked as an electrician, construction & warehouse foreman.


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