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After serving a large local Durham NC church for 12-1/2 years as Care Pastor, our founder, Leah Rade, bothered that people unconnected with local churches were unable to access Christ-centered support, left the comfort of the local church and launched Ignite C3 Ministries in 2016.


Also, recognizing that the average church is under-resourced in pastoral care and support, Ignite C3 exists to support local church pastors in equipping their congregation by providing Christ-centered care in times of crisis or need. Leah is a certified Prepare/Enrich trainer, is a certified SYMBIS counselor, is a Certified Behavioral Life Coach & recently completed a 2-1/2 year journey in fulfilling her dream to become a Certified Professional Life Coach through Professional Christian Coaching Institute. She is also a licensed minister of the Gospel.

Prior to answering the call into full-time ministry, Leah served as Program Director for the Museum of Life and Science. She brings nine years of summer camp experience, and a heart for kids to Ignite C3!

We meet people where they are and help them navigate their lives with confidence.

Our Vision

Building healthy people and communities.


Our Values

Dignity - Everyone is created in God’s image. At Ignite C3, We meet all people where they are without judgement, treating them with dignity and compassion.

Community – Healthy people build healthy communities. At Ignite C3, we are committed to using creative strategies to build healthy individuals and communities.

Growth – Healthy people grow and growing people change. At Ignite C3 we are committed to provide an encouraging environment where people can become responsible for their own growth.

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