“A very good guide for ministry to the elderly. It offers some great advice. Anyone who shares the gospel in nursing homes & assisted living homes would be well advised to read this book.”—Amazon Reviewer
“Anyone interested in a ministry to the elderly in an assisted living/nursing home environment would be well advised to use this book as a resource. The authors also have a helpful website with additional resources. Highly recommended.”—Dr. Michael J. Caba
“If I could give this little gem TEN stars, I would! My husband and I serve at a Memory Care center and the tips and tricks in this book are right on target. It is a great instructional but the blessings don’t end there! Peppered throughout are tiny peeks into the hearts of lives that have been touched by those who are willing to reach out. It’s inspiring, encouraging while at the same time instructional.”—Snacksizegrl
“This book is a great reminder to take care of what really matters . . . people. Sharing the love of Christ can be intimidating but all fear goes out the door after reading this book. The stories included really inspired my wife and me to get involved with a senior home nearby. It’s been a life-changing experience–for us. If it weren’t for this book, we wouldn’t have discovered the greatest gift of our lives–giving back!”—John Hardcastle
“This book defines the heart of a truly giving lady. Lori and her husband Jimmy found themselves called to offer a ministry inside an assisted-living facility. They hadn’t a clue as to how to proceed with these residents, but trusted their faith would provide a northstar. Indeed it did. Instead of just preaching scripture, they involved themselves in the residents’ lives—becoming part of their extended family. They laughed and cried with them along the road and shared so many of their life milestones. And they were there to share an untimely milestone with Lori— she lost the love of her life, Jimmy, in 2014. I think you’ll find this book lively and fun, but perhaps most importantly, find it shows one can provide such a ministry. It is doable, and promises the ride of a lifetime.”— Johnny Kenehan, Emaginative Imaging
Rev. James E. “Jimmy Mac” McNamara was asked by his pastor to reach out for their church and begin offering church services to the senior community in Las Vegas in nursing homes and assisted living centers. He and his wife Lori began their ministry in 2008. Along with pastoring the senior home ministry, Jimmy also performed weddings. He was named the #2 wedding officiant by Wedding Wire and wrote Tales from the Wedding Altar—a book sharing hilarious, behind the scenes moments from weddings he has officiated at. Jimmy and Lori were finishing up this book when he passed away suddenly in 2014. Lori saw the book through to its completion, and is proud to share their work in Jimmy’s name.
Lori McNamara has had various careers in the public sector, but finds her greatest joy in serving the elderly. She has recently recorded a music CD titled: Hymns That Take Me Home. She continues the senior home ministry that she and Jimmy once shared for over six years and also serves as president of 320 Ministries International, a ministry she started soon after Jimmy’s death to carry on the mission that God had placed on both their hearts.
320 Ministries International was founded by Jimmy and Lori McNamara. Its purpose and mission is to bring awareness to the Christian community of the need and importance of bringing church to the elderly and to provide resources to those interested in beginning their own elderly ministry.
It is the hope and desire of 320 Ministries International to connect churches with senior homes all across the nation. For more information, visit www.320ministries.org.