Arm Christian School - Jackson MS Center based Child Care Facility

1020 West McDowell Road, Jackson MS 39204
(769) 524-6924

About the Provider

Description: On January 1, 2006, Apostolic Restoration Ministry (ARM) was born with 25 members in the home of Pastor and First Lady Porter.

In nine months, 10 souls were saved and many were baptized. The Lord also blessed the congregation with a new church home in South Jackson. The property is located at 2801 Oak Forest Drive, and became the home of Apostolic Restoration Ministry for three years. During these three years the Lord blessed ARM’s with many gifts. He rose up Sunday School teachers, deacons, ushers, singers, ministers, praise dancers, musicians and video and audio technicians. In December 2007, Pastor Porter started a prison ministry teaching Bible classes every Tuesday and Thursday.

In July 2009, we were blessed to purchase our present facility. The facility sits on slightly more than 3 acres of land and consists of an 800–850 seat sanctuary, and several additional spaces, including a gymnasium.
Our History

“The devil tried to shatter my vision when the church was sat on fire,” says Pastor Porter. “It was Sunday, October 26, 2008. Deacon Manyfield had just remarked, ‘We are out-growing our clothes (referring to our then-current location). It is time for us to make a move.’ After services dismissed, the saints were sitting and fellowshipping, when someone came into the church and yelled, ‘That church y’all want is on fire.’ As I stood there watching the church go up in flames, the thought came to my mind that God is a God that answereth by FIRE! They meant it for our bad...but God meant it for our good.”

The saints of God held on to the vision and with a handful of people, (less than 150) the Lord blessed us to purchase our present facility, which was originally appraised at $1.3 million, for a fraction of the price. The extent of the fire damage was to the pulpit area only. On Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010, the ARM family held its first service in the small sanctuary. The facility was finished within 6 weeks and cost the saints approximately $110,000 in renovation. The Lord blessed us with a score of volunteers, including professional contractors, to partner with the ARM's family and complete this project. With the help of the Lord, the ARM family will soon begin restoring the main sanctuary soon.

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 50
  • License Number: 25CDRFA-6439
  • Age Range: Infant Care, 1 yr old, 2 yr old, 3 yr old, 4 yr old, 5 yr old Pre-Sch, 5-9 yr old, 1 -12 yr old
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: Full Day, School Age After School,Accepts MDHS Subsidy Children
  • District Office: Mississippi State Dept of Health - Child Care Facilities Licensure Division
  • District Office Phone: 601-364-2827 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Exam Type Begin Date End Date Exam Status Document
Follow Up 2019-09-24 2019-09-24 Pass Pending
Follow Up 2019-03-28 2019-03-28 Pass
Follow Up 2019-03-26 2019-03-26 Pass Pending
Mid-Year 2019-03-21 2019-03-21 Pass
Renewal 2018-09-17 2018-09-17 Pass Pending
Recurring 2018-03-05 2018-03-05 Pass Pending Inspection
Recurring 2018-03-05 2018-03-05 Pass Pending Inspection
Renewal 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 Pass Inspection
Renewal 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 Pass Inspection

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