What it is:

The Restoration Project: A Spiritual Giving Campaign is our effort to add to the community support we already provide every month.  During the months of April through July, 10 percent of contributions made to our general tithes and offering funds will go toward restoration grants for those in our community affected by this crisis.

Who can apply:

Individuals who have lost household income due to COVID19/Coronavirus.  APPLY HERE.
You will need to gather your last check stub(s) prior to loss or reduction of employment.

Small business owners who have been negatively affected due to COVID19/Coronavirus.

During this unprecedented, global crises, our goal as a church is to help you maximize the amount of business assistance that is available to you, with Saint Mark potentially being one of those sources. While we can’t be your main source of relief, we want to be a bridge to assist if possible while you are also seeking out other sources available to you.

As you may be aware, there are substantive resources available on the state and federal levels for small business, economic relief.  Prior to making application with the Saint Mark Restoration Project, we encourage you to visit www.sba.gov to get information about and apply for the following:

  • Paycheck Protection Program
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance
  • SBA Express Bridge Loans
  • SBA Debt Relief

When you apply for the Saint Mark grant, please be prepared to provide the status of your application with the aforementioned programs (i.e. if the application was denied or approved, amount of relief).

You will need a copy of your 2019 tax return (2018 tax return if 2019 has not been filed).

How you can support the effort:

Give today, just CLICK HERE.

Job Opportunities in our area:

Here are some links to job opportunities that may also be helpful during these uncertain economic times.

Arkansas Department of Workforce Services – There are always listings and helpful resources available here.  If you are not sure where to start, this should be your first stop!

Arkansas Job Link site.

Arkansas State Jobs

Central Arkansas Workforce Development (Facebook Page with great leads on jobs)

Hiring List provided by Andrew Seaman (a journalist who posts and updates an opportunity listing on LinkedIn)

Here are links to Company Websites for businesses reported to be hiring right now.


Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield


CVS Health

Dollar General

Dollar Tree


Family Dollar

Garrett Excavation





Papa John’s


Pizza Hut

RedStone Construction







Important Information regarding Saint Mark response to COVID-19 outbreak

Read the letter from Pastor P HERE.

Following the recommended precautions of our city’s leadership and health professionals, we are continuing to practice social distancing. We want to be a part of the solution to suppress exposure to the highly contagious disease. The following outlines changes to our worship, meeting and event schedules:

  • We will have ONE service at 10 a.m. on Sundays – TO BE VIEWED VIA FACEBOOK AND LIVESTREAM ONLY – until further notice. This means our campus will NOT host members and guests on Sunday, in order to keep our live in-sanctuary attendance at a minimum.
  • We will only have evening Bible Study on Wednesdays – TO BE VIEWED VIA FACEBOOK AND LIVESTREAM ONLY – until further notice. We will NOT host members and guests on campus on Wednesday.
  • PLEASE CONTINUE TO REGULARLY SUPPORT SMBC FINANCIALLY through your consistent giving of tithes and offerings through use of your giving envelopes, the Saint Mark app, and the PushPay app, both of which can be downloaded from the app store of your digital device. The church offices will be open during regular business hours for those who want to bring their contributions and leave them in the giving boxes in the Atrium. Those who choose to mail their contributions to the church should use this mailing address:

          Saint Mark Baptist Church
           5722 W. 12th Street, Little Rock, AR  72204, ATTN: SMBC FINANCE COMMITTEE


The Saint Mark Baptist Church (SMBC) seeks to be a proactive congregation and community partner in mitigating exposure and spread of the coronavirus in our area. In an effort to inform SMBC members and friends of our continued efforts to ensure the health and safety of our congregation, please be aware of the following:


  • All persons entering our buildings must stop at the tables at the Main Entrance to conduct any business with the church.  Use of hand sanitizer and other safety procedures are mandatory.
  • The SMBC maintenance staff conducts a daily and regular cleaning of our Worship Center, Children & Youth Center. Family Life Center, and Outreach/Education Center, including worship spaces, meeting rooms, classrooms, offices and restrooms throughout the week prior to and post event usage. This practice utilizes standard cleaning tools, instruments, and disinfectants.
  • SMBC has a combined twenty-eight operational multi-person and single-use restrooms across our campus. Each are equipped with soap dispensers and paper towels.

SMBC is currently supplied with multiple bottles of hand sanitizer in every gathering space outside of the sanctuary for member and visitor use.


If you are displaying any symptoms of a cold, flu or virus of ANY FORM:

  • We ask that you NOT enter the church facility until you recover from any and all symptoms through the full 14-day CDC advised self-quarantine period; this includes ALL members, ministry leaders, visitors and church staff.
  • We ask that you take the necessary health precautions and contact your doctor for advisement.
  • We ask that you thoroughly wash your hands for twenty seconds using disinfectant soap in all settings.
  • We ask that you limit your coughs to within the elbow and sleeve space of the arm to reduce the spread of potential bacteria in all settings.
  • We ask that you visit the website of The Center of Disease Control for further prevention measures you can take to protect you and your family: https://www.cdc.gov/corona…/2019-ncov/community/…/index.html.


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The Money Matters powered by Arvest Bank team, led by Deacon Charles Thomas, has provided some helpful tips to get you through this difficult season as the COVID19 crisis impacts your personal finances.

Remember, if you are able to continue making payments to your creditors, please do.  For those who are not able to, you may find these options helpful:

1) Contact and call all creditors for deferred payments for two months or more. This applies to Auto loans, credit card debts, mortgage loans, and more. You can also contact your utility companies for deferred payment information. The President and state governors have asked businesses to work with the American people in terms of finances.

2) For renters, landlords have been asked not to evict people doing this period, however, please speak personally with your landlord. There may be important information you need to know about lesser or deferred payment options specific to your housing situation.

3) Take a look at your budgets and make the proper adjustments based on your current income. For example, if you are paying $250 a month for AT&T Uverse, and you are only watching a few channels, you might want to lower your plan.

Want to better understand the stimulus plan and what it means for your household? Here is a link to helpful information about the government disaster assistance plan.


This YouTube video provides visual information on how to fill the applications and explanations on all topics.


Please use all resources that are available to you during this season.

Annual Reports

2019 Annual Impact Report

2018 Annual Impact Report

2017 Annual Impact Report

Annual Report 2016 – Smaller file

Annual Report 2016 – High Resolution file

State of the Church 2016

Annual Report 2015

State of the Church 2015

Annual Report 2014

Annual Report 2013

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and tag @plpointer and @saintmarklr when you share!

If you or someone you know would like to talk with someone about feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or even distressed, please reach out and will get you to the help you need. Just CLICK HERE to complete a short form and someone will get back to you soon.

Other Local Resources

Purposely Psyched Psychotherapy & Consulting, PLLC, Terri Albert, LAC
4 Shackleford Plz, Suite 100  |  Little Rock, AR 72211  |  501-398-1385

Grace Place Therapy,  Sharita Bilson, LAC
10201 W. Markham St. Suite 316 | Little Rock, AR 72205 | (501) 482-5173

The Legacy for Children & Families, LLC, Christasia Coleman, LPC-S
190 Jan Drive, Suite 10 in Sherwood, AR 72120 | 501-590-5121

Beatrice Terrell, LCSW Therapy & Self-Development | 501-689-9365

Paula McCarther, LCSW Insight Renewal Center | 501-414-0111

Wade Fuqua, LPC, LMFT Chenal Family Therapy, PLC | 501-781-2230

Kelly Moffett-Place, LPC New Beginnings Behavioral Health Services | 501-663-1837

Charmaine Beasley – 

PrimeCARE Medical Clinic 
2504 McCain Blvd Ste 118, North Little Rock AR

H.E.R. Counseling and Wellness
201 W. Broadway, Suite G18, North Little Rock, AR 72114 | hercounseling.org

Nikia Johnson, LCSW

H.E.R. Counseling and Wellness
201 W. Broadway, Suite G18, North Little Rock, AR 72114 | hercounseling.org
Email: NikiaJ@hercounseling.org    Phone:901-290-8141

Rice Clinic
Abeer Washington, M.D.
1301 Wilson Rd., Little Rock, AR 72205 | 501.225.0576

Robinson Counseling (Therapy for Individuals, Couples, & Families)
Kitty Robinson
501-308-3741 | 210 S. Pulaski, Little Rock, AR | Kittyrobinsoncounselingpllc.com

Mid State Counseling and Recovery Service
1920 Main Street  – Ste. 229, North Little Rock, AR  72114 | 501-413-8977

SoulCare | 501.663.3955

Phone Resource that are 24/7:

National Suicide Hotline – 1.800.272.8255
Child Help USA National (Child Abuse) 1.800.422.4453
Crisis Textile Text “HELLO” to 741741
LGBT Suicide Hotline 866.488.7386
Boys Town At Risk Teens 800.448.3000
Human Trafficking 1.888.373.7888
Teen Dating Violence 1.866.9474
Anti-Violence Project 212.714.1124
National Sexual Assault 1.800.656HOPE
National Eating Disorder 1.800.931.2237
Runaway Switchboard 800.786.2929
Domestic Violence 1.800.799.7233