Wayman Ministries

Thursday on Faith Matters hosts Kyle Reese, Senior Pastor at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church and OneJax Executive Director Nancy Broner took a look at the role of faith-based groups in helping the less fortunate.

Their guests included:

  • Audrey Moran, Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility & Community Advocacy at Baptist Health and former CEO of the Sulzbacher Center

  • Colleen Rodriguez, Executive Director of Jewish Family and Community Services

Federal authorities are warning the owner of Jacksonville’s Eureka Garden subsidized-housing complex that it is in default of a key funding contract because of deplorable conditions at the apartments.

A Notice of Default from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says Global Ministries Foundation has failed “to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing.”

HUD has set a February 4 deadline for the Reverend Richard Hamlet to fix the problems at the troubled site.

Meanwhile, Wayman Ministries and the Wayman Community Development Corporation are working to improve the lives of the residents of Eureka Garden. We speak with Pastor Mark L. Griffin about their efforts.


Ryan Benk / WJCT News

A little more than a week after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development voided a passing grade for languishing apartment complex Eureka Garden, residents say they want the complex condemned.

Tenants say their health has been affected by unsanitary conditions, including mold and a recent gas leak.

Pastor Mark Griffin of Wayman Ministries condemned fellow believer Rev. Richard Hamlet and his Global Ministries Foundation, which manages the troubled property Thursday.

Griffin says Jacksonville should apply more pressure to Hamlet by attacking his wallet.