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The Open Door Christian Center was founded

by Geraldine Hastings. The following is our

history since that time 

1993 - Open Door Youth Center was started and

Geraldine Hastings continued the youth

ministry alone

1995 - The 501-C-3 status was established

1996 - Geraldine leaves youth ministry to

follow burden for the homeless

1997 - First Homeless Shelter Dorm Room was


1998 - Second Homeless Shelter Dorm Room


1999 - Two additional larger dorm rooms were


2000 - Charles and Melinda Brewington

(Geraldine’s Son) entered the ministry full


2003 - Alcohol/Drug Recovery Program began

2004 - Open Door Chapel began

2005 - House of Hope opened - Male halfway


2009 - Home of Hope opened - Female and

Children’s Shelter

2012 - Soup Kitchen Opened

2015 - Renamed Soup Kitchen to Geraldine’s

Kitchen after her death

2017 - January Renamed Open Door Chapel to

Hope Chapel, June Began limited female


For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. (Matthew 25:35-36)
Open Door Variety Shop Location: 209 East Main Street Clinton, SC 29325 Donations Accepted Hours of Operation  Thursday and Friday 8AM to 2PM