We’re not a traditional church.

People First

God’s love in action

frontline advocacy

about us.

Crazy Faith Ministries is a non-profit committed to improving the lives of “the least of these” through teaching the concept of the power of “crazy faith” in surmounting the issues faced by people in this society. CFM believes in taking “the good news” to people who have been marginalized, empowering them to live their fullest lives.

[Photo credit: Columbus Dispatch]

We serve.

The Homeless

We provide what we can in the way of resources, food, clothing, and support.

Homeless Vets

We spend time with homeless women and men who have served our country.

Hygiene Supplies

We dispense hygiene supplies primarily to poor and homeless women in the community.

Volunteer Service

We partner with community agencies and churches to assist them in caring for others.


There is one thing we need all of the time. Socks. We serve a number of populations but our veterans need new socks. Can you help us? You can donate in-kind or designate a cash donation towards the purchase of NEW, UNUSED socks. 

About Our Founder.

Reverend Dr. Susan K. Smith
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Judson Press


Susan K. Williams Smith is an ordained minister, musician, writer, and activist living in Columbus, Ohio. She has written for the Washington Post and Huffington Post, as well as her blog, Candid Observations. She currently serves as one of the tri-chairs for the Ohio Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. She also serves as national scribe for the African American Ministers’ Leadership Council (AAMLC), as communications consultant for the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, and is the founder of Crazy Faith Ministries. She is a graduate of Occidental College and Yale Divinity School, and earned a D.Min from United Theological Seminary. Her previous book, Crazy Faith: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives, was published by Judson Press. Rev. Dr. Smith’s recent book releases include Rest for the Just Seeking Soul (Nov 2019, Whitaker) and With Liberty and Justice for Some (Oct 2020, Judson).


People fed yearly.


People served yearly.


People given resources yearly.


Hours of service annually.

Join us.

We have plenty of room and opportunity to fellowship. Use the contact form to let us know when you will be joining us.

Sunday Service

Crazy Faith Ministries
Sundays, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. 
(Centrum, Room 104)
82 E. 16th Ave., Columbus, OH 43201


Fellowship with Homeless Vets

Join us when we visit with homeless veterans – men and women – and provide support with resources, food, and supplies. Most importantly, we spend time with them to let them know they are valued. 


Be an extra hand

There are times when we assist other community agencies and churches in doing service. We can always use one more set of hands. 


Advocate with us

Sometimes we just need to show up and be a voice. It would be a privilege to have you join us on those occasions. 

Ways to give.

Generosity enables us to serve and survive. Here are a few ways to help.
General Donation


One Time

  • Operating costs
  • Supplies


Per Month

  • Support operating costs
  • Support the purchase of supplies to give
  • Helps to sustain our ministry


  • Hygiene products for women and girls of all ages and sizes
  • Inclement weather supplies and clothing for men, women, children
  • Coffee and non-perishable food


“I joined Crazy Faith Ministries because I wanted to belong to a group of folks who both were interested in the worship … but also were very much attending to the community in a way that was governed by faith and put faith to action around issues I’m passionate about and issues that help the broken…” 

Constance Dunlap

Member, CFM

Read about CFM.

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith On Scraping the Whitewash From Our Myths

This post first appeared at BillMoyers.com.

Editors Note: Susan K. Smith almost didn’t make it last summer to the Chautauqua Institute in upstate New York — that historic community of adult learning to where outstanding speakers have been holding forth since its founding in l874. (Read more here.)

A church with no building, Crazy Faith focuses on service

The money donated to Crazy Faith Ministries doesn’t go to keeping the heat on in a building or paying a mortgage. It goes straight to what the Rev. Susan Smith says are “God’s people.” (Read more here.)

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Our Blog

Help us to Love Consciously
Spirit of the living God, help us today to see and consciously feel the love that is in our lives. We take it for granted but when those who love us…
Being Consciously Grateful
Spirit of the living God, this morning help us to be consciously grateful for all that we take for granted. Help us to be consciously aware and grateful of our surroundings,…
If My People
Spirit of the living God, the Bible says “If my people, who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked…

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Contact us.

Let us know how we can help.
Sunday Service

Summit on 16th UM Church.

About CFM

We are a 501(c)3 organization.

Where to find us

Columbus, Ohio