Established in 1998, the Beloved St. John Community Development Corporation (BSJCDC) is a non-profit faith-based organization whose mission is to identify and acquire resources for program development that address the social, economic, educational, and health needs of targeted North Philadelphia and Logan communities.
BSJCDC was created in response to Pastor Clement M. Lupton, III’s vision of helping residents in the church’s community by developing and implementing programs that address issues plaguing them. Its mission is carried out through activities such as workshops and seminars, programs, events, and partnerships with other Community Based Organizations and stakeholders.  BSJCDC currently focuses its services in the zip codes of 19121, 19129, 19132, 19140, and 19141.
BSJCDC offers various programs to the community independently and through partnerships. These include:
  • Annual Unity in the Community Event
  • Thanksgiving Dinner at Local Homeless Shelters
  • Christmas Food Baskets to Needy Families
  • Flu Vaccines on-site at Beloved St. John Evangelistic Church
  • Tax Preparation Program
  • Annual Tax Seminar Planning Seminar and Tax Preparation Service
    • Sponsored by PA Senator Shirley Kitchen
  • Weatherization Workshop
    • Sponsored by PA Senator Shirley Kitchen
  • Medicare/Medicaid Round Table Information Session
    • Sponsored by Center for Medicaid and Medicare
  • First Time Homebuyer’s Education Workshop
    • Sponsored by the Urban League of Philadelphia
  • Employment Workshop
    • Sponsored by the Urban League of Philadelphia
  • Raising Good Children in Bad Times Annual Conference
    • Sponsored by Succor Inc.
  • Kidney Disease Awareness, Breast Cancer Awareness, Prostate Cancer Awareness and Screening Workshops
    • Sponsored by Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • Alzheimer’s Workshop
    • Sponsored by Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley Chapter
  • Diabetes Workshops
    • Sponsored by the American Diabetes Association
  • Children’s Health Insurance Workshops
    • Sponsored by Health Partners