Christian Appalachian Project is building hope, transforming lives, and sharing Christ’s love through service in Appalachia.
Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) has been committed to improving the lives of Appalachian residents since 1964.
It all began with a young northern Kentucky priest, Reverend Ralph W. Beiting. After being assigned to pastor a large portion of east-central Kentucky, he realized that aside from the need for spiritual guidance, the people of Appalachia were in great need of physical support as well. With the help of family and friends, he was able to bring provisions, clothing and other goods to area residents.
In 1957, as an addition to this growing ministry, Reverend Beiting and his associate pastor purchased land on Herrington Lake to offer summer camps for boys from the families he helped care for. His efforts were achieving such great success that in 1964, the name and organization, Christian Appalachian Project came to be.
With the help of donors, volunteers, staff and the communities it serves, CAP has grown to touch the lives of more than 1 million people each year. Today, programs and services range from child development centers, elderly visitation, and respite services.
Changing lives, teaching skills, improving the community – this is CAP.
The Christian Appalachian Project is building hope, transforming lives, and sharing Christ’s love through service in Appalachia.
Reverend Ralph W. Beiting, founder of the Christian Appalachian Project and a Roman Catholic priest, was born and raised in northern Kentucky. He began dreaming of helping people in Appalachia help themselves out of poverty in 1946 when, as a seminarian, he accompanied several priests on preaching trips.
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