Our Mission:

To holistically uplift communities one family at a time.

“Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Our Vision:

We desire to see families in crisis “lifted up” and restored to spiritual, emotional, and financial wholeness by meeting the felt and practical needs of the community.

Dr. Maurice Pugh

Dr. Maurice Pugh provides the visionary and strategic leadership for UPLIFT.
A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, Dr. Pugh served as Pastor of Christian Education at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, under the leadership of Dr. Tony Evans.
As a student at Dallas Theological Seminary, he also served in the inner-city ministry with STEP Foundation (Strategies to Elevate People) and H.I.S Bridge Builders. It was during this time that his heart and knowledge for serving economically disadvantaged  families and comunitites was developed.
Dr. Maurice Pugh is founder and Sr. Pastor of New Life Fellowship in Arlington, Texas; adjunct professor at Dallas Theological Seminary.
Pastor Pugh brings vision, commitment and compassion to the leadership of UPLIFT Community Development.

Kendall Pugh
Director of Program and Operation

Kendall Pugh works as the Director of Programs and Operations for Uplift Community Development.
He is a recent graduate from Stephen F. Austin State University with a bachelor’s in Business Management and a minor in Accounting. It was here he achieved numerous academic accolades throughout his tenure including graduating with high honors, and being inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the highest honor a business student can receive.
When he is not working with Uplift, he most likely is spending his time engaged in sports, whether it is participating in them, or rooting on his favorite sports teams.

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