Our Mission + Vision

Love INC of Nacogdoches is one of more than a hundred Love INC locations across the United States and Kenya, who partner with over 7,800 Christian churches to serve hundreds of thousands of people in need.

Our local Love INC serves families who reside in Nacogdoches County or attend one of our Love INC partner churches. How? By mobilizing local churches to transform lives and communities In the Name of Christ. Here’s why that works:

Without Love INC

Churches serve their communities in different ways. One area may have a financial literacy program, while another has housing assistance. Yet, when care is not coordinated, needs can be overlooked or duplicated, and people are not served in a holistic manner.

With Love INC

Love INC fosters collaboration and organizes holistic care to help churches serve their neighbors through resources and relationships. By networking churches together, each church is able to lean into their strengths, knowing that their neighbors will be cared for by the body of Christ within their community.

Our Partner Churches

Christian churches from across multiple Christ centered denominations partner together to form a Love INC. Within these partnerships, Love INC serves as the scaffolding upon which greater growth is possible. However, it is the Christians in these churches who model Christ’s love and answer God’s call to serve. Working together as the body of Christ, we can best love and serve our community.

Our Staff

Patti Goodrum

Executive Director

(First Baptist)

Happy Willhoite

Clearinghouse Coordinator & Case Manager 

(Good Hope)

Debbie Collins

Volunteer Coordinator

(Forest Baptist)

Marilyn Tutwiler

Financial Coordinator

(Westminster Presbyterian)

Franklin Jones

Warehouse Coordinator

Jordan Newsom

Asst. Warehouse Coordinator

Addie Thornhill

      Asst. Case Manager &       Media Coordinator

(University Baptist Church)

Board of Directors

Linda Green


(First Christian)

George Barham

Vice President

(Grace Bible)

Cindy Hancock


(First United Methodist)

Bridgid Pitts


(Mosaic Church)

Carolyn Davis


(Bonita Methodist)

Rev. John Davis


(Nacogdoches Bible Fellowship)

David Fears


(North St. Church of Christ)

Bill Gandy


(First Baptist)

Phil Eby


(Sacred Heart Catholic)

Terry Kline


(Westminster Presbyterian)

Johnathan Landrum


(Grace Covenant Presbyterian)

Randy Legler


(Christ Episcopal)

Patty Welborn


(Christ Episcopal)