Lufkin nonprofit creates new opportunities for men

A lot of construction work is going on at the Christian Men's Job Corps in Lufkin.
A Lufkin nonprofit is creating new opportunities for men in Angelina County.
Starting Monday, The Christian Men's Job Corps will provide classes teaching job and life skills to men 18 and older.
“We believe if we equip the man we strengthen the family,” said Director C D Byndom.

Steven Cruz is one of the five participants signed up for the job program and also also a current resident at Godtel Ministries.

“I’d like to learn how to manage money and be better with the skills on how to survive with today's society,” Cruz said.

Along with Cruz four other men will meet every Monday - Tuesday and have classes called jobs for life and finance.

“I have a land business that I work for with one of the people who work at Godtel, but I’d like to one day be my own boss,” said Cruz.

According to the Co-chair of the Advisory committee, Robert Grimes, the process to the start the program has always failed for years, but he believes this time will be different.

One major contribution is Denman Avenue Baptist Church allowing them to lease a home as a classroom
“We have enough room here that we can be able to add more as we go,” Byndom said.  “More classes and more computers can be beneficiary things that these men need.”

The program will last for ten to thirteen weeks and there will be a graduation held at the end.

If you're interested in participating in the program open enrollment will last for two weeks.

 Email C D Byndom at

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