Alderton, Jamaica Building project

about the mission

At HORAC Ministries, we are dedicated to empowering people spiritually, financially, emotionally, and psychologically through a ministry of deliverance (both locally and internationally). This vision is carried out through guidance from God, and under the leadership of our Senior Pastor Bishop Joan E. Whittaker.  

While visiting her hometown of Alderton St. Ann, Bishop-Pastor Joan Whittaker received a vision from God with a commission to help the children of her childhood community. This vision led to the founding of Alderton Empowerment Center, a local church and community center that has been serving the community by facilitating annual Vacation Bible School, Christmas celebrations, and other such community events for the past fourteen years. 

As we celebrate fourteen years of ministry in Alderton, Jamaica under God’s guidance, HORAC Ministries is expanding the vision for the community once again. Our latest venture will empower the community of Alderton with the construction of a permanent multi-purpose Community Center. 

About the Alderton Empowerment Center

Alderton is a small farming community of roughly 1,000 people, in St. Ann, Jamaica. This humble community currently houses a primary school and approximately five small churches. Once complete, this multi-purpose community center will be Alderton’s most substantial infrastructural advancement to date. 


This facility will be a two-story structure with a church on the first floor and housing on the second floor. Traditional church services will be provided as well as space for Vacation Bible School, Christmas celebrations, summer camp, a food pantry, and other community-based activities. The center will also provide a place of refuge for local children to gather for after school activities and learning.

This project comes at a cost of $250,000 UDS, all of which will be donated by community leaders, church patrons, charitable organizations, and friends of the church/ community.

how to get involved

Join us as we transform the lives of the children of Alderton by donating to the construction of the Alderton Empowerment Center. 

support our gospel concert fund raiser

concert details

Join us as we transform the community of Alderton by donating to the construction of the Alderton Empowerment Center. You can also support the venture by attending our fundraising gospel concert on Saturday May 25th at 6:30pm, at our Ossining location (81 Croton Ave, Ossining NY 10572). Tickets are available now for $30.00.

Come prepared to praise, worship, dance with the HORAC Ministries Praise and Worship team. We will also be welcoming other gifted gospel music worshippers with us. We are expecting to have an unforgettable night of praise that will lift your spirits and ignite your soul.

We look forward to your partnership and collaboration in 2024 and thank you in advance for your generous support as we empower people together!