Welcome To

Christian Community
Outreach Ministries

Hickory, NC

About Us

Our History

Christian Community Outreach Ministries is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit ministry located in Hickory, NC.

In 1985, God led Dwight Stone and some community leaders to begin a ministry to the lost and downcast of our community, and so began Christian Community Outreach Ministries (CCOM).

Since its inception, CCOM has evolved into a ministry that offers prayer, Biblical encouragement, and counseling to people on their life journeys. We look forward to the opportunity to walk alongside you as you fulfill the call of Christ upon your life to minister or lead.

In addition to counseling and prayer, CCOM also provides partial emergency financial assistance to families needing help with electricity or water bills.

Ministry Team

Steve Workman

Executive Director

Steve came to CCOM in 1999 after receiving a call to full-time vocational ministry at a large men’s conference. He has a heart of compassion for those who are lost and hurting, and loves men’s ministry. He has a strong desire to know and serve the Lord, and to help others know Him as well.

Steve’s strengths include spiritually mentoring men, and leading men’s small group Bible Studies. He seeks to do this based solely on the mighty and powerful Word of God–focusing on what God says, not the world. His desire is for people to have an encounter with the living God, and walk with a fresh understanding of who Jesus is and can be in their daily lives.

Dr. Iris Barrett

Biblical Counselor

Dr. Iris Barrett has served as a Biblical counselor at CCOM since 2002. Her life’s mission is to help others find their way in life by applying Biblical principles and wisdom from God’s Word. She has counseled thousands in her tenure at CCOM.

Having earned her doctorate from Regent University in adult education, Dr. Barrett has made it her mission to develop people and help them build their life’s foundation in Christ. She founded “The Word is My Life” Training Ministry in 2002 and ministers through her website, YouTube channel, and Facebook. Dr. Barrett is also a teacher, intercessor, writer, and public speaker.