The Purpose of the Christ Healing Center

Our Mission: To provide a safe environment for people to receive God's healing through Jesus Christ in Mind, Body and Spirit. Christ Healing Center is a charitable organization, 501(c)(3), dedicated to serving the community through healing prayer, training and pastoral support.

Christ Healing Center (CHC) is an inter-denominational ministry composed of volunteer lay and ordained ministers dedicated to the healing of hurting people in San Antonio and the surrounding area. It currently operates out of participating churches in the greater San Antonio area. See Contact Us. The center employs Christian healing prayer, in the name of Jesus Christ, and with the partnership of the Holy Spirit, in order to bring people to health and wholeness. We meet with people seeking prayer through appointments and through regular healing services. These are currently held in local San Antonio congregations.

We serve the community through our website ( which features articles about healing, a full calandar of events and an online prayer request center.

Christ Healing Center Grand Opening

A bright sunny day greeted all of the people who came to be a part of the great celebration of Christ Healing Center's Grand Opening Saturday October 6th 2007. Even though it was a very busy weekend for other distractions such as college football games and South Texas bird hunting just to name a few, we had standing room only in our freshly painted and beautifully decorated sanctuary.

The Rev. Donna Streib from Alamo Heights United Methodist Church opened the ceremony with a Spirit-inspired prayer. Our program was graced by the wonderful music minister, Russell Thompson, of Houston, TX, who led us in powerful and joy-filled worship. The Rev. Buckner Fanning, the dynamic, popular and very much-loved, retired pastor of Trinity Baptist Church here in San Antonio delivered a wonderful message not soon to be forgotten by all in attendance. The master of ceremonies, The Rev. Dr. Jack Sheffield (our Executive Director), was his typical entertaining self as he introduced the various clergy and other dignitaries who were in attendance.

After the program concluded, all proceeded to our newly-renovated prayer ministry building where a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held after a triumphal blast performed by Jean Eastes, of Kerville's Impact Church, on a shofar (a traditional Judaic trumpet made from a ram's horn). The Suffragan Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, The Rt. Rev. David Reed did the honors. Refreshments were served inside where everyone admired the transformed facility.

Our hearts are full of thanksgiving for what the Lord has provided for us. We believe we will see many healings come forth from our Christ Healing Center. We welcome all of you to come by for a visit or receive prayer.

Thanks to everyone who helped make our opening a success!

Bitsy Rusamen
Chairman, Board of Directors