Craftsmen for Christ Palmer Church Opens First Chapter in Alaska

February 01, 2007 | Bobbie Grimstad

The Palmer Church has opened the first chapter of Craftsmen for Christ (CFC) in Alaska. CFC is a group of Christian craftsmen who are committed to using “God’s resources of skills, materials, talents....and hearts to meet the needs of others.”

The work focuses on tending the physical needs of the elderly, the disabled, widows and fatherless children. Founded in 1990 by Bob Ouzts in Yuba City, Calif., the organization now has 13 chapters in four states, represented by 10 different churches.

The Palmer chapter's first project, replacing a damaged roof, was completed in October. Eight church members donated a Sunday and their skill to finish the roof with plans for more projects. Although the craftsmen cannot always provide materials needed for the job, there is no charge for their labor.