Our roots

21 years ago Duane and Lisa Crabbs took a leap of faith and moved into one of Akron's most challenged neighborhoods, Summit Lake. In response to an invitation from God, they established a presence there as a family, as neighbors, and as friends. As time passed and relationships grew, their presence there birthed a local church and later a Christian Community Development organization known as South Street Ministries. Since then, the Crabbs family has inspired a generation of leaders to accept the same invitation from God: to seek the welfare of their city.

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. "

Marcus Garvey