EXPERIENCE ONE SHRED OF HOPE
One Body, One Spirit, One HOPE
WHO WE ARE
One Shred of Hope is a movement of God to serve families affected by disability on an individual basis. One Shred of Hope is built on the foundations of the Gospel of Christ, its inherent truth, and its power over and through our lives. We invite you to join us on the journey of empowering and providing opportunities for independence to people with disabilities in the Jackson Metro Area, Mississippi, and ultimately the United States with the love of Jesus.
The Faces of One Shred of Hope
Joe Little resides in Clinton, MS with his wife, Lora, and his two sons, Bryce and Blake. Joe earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Mississippi College and a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Joe is Dual Career Minister of Southern Baptist Churches.
With us since our founding, Lauren is the former Vocational Coordinator at Son Valley, Ms. Wheelchair MS and Ms. Wheelchair America First Alternate. She is a quadriplegic who does not allow her circumstances to define her. Lauren also interned at Joni and Friends, an international disability ministry based in Agoura Hills, CA. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mississippi College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.
Tom Stafford is a retired senior noncommissioned officer who served on active duty in the Mississippi Army National Guard for 24 years. He received multiple state and federal awards for his service. He has been a deacon at First Baptist Church in Clinton for eight years and serves as Troop Committee Chair for his son’s Boy Scout troop. Tom and his wife, Beverly, have three children: Rebecca, Bradley and Kara.
Tom planned to serve his country for 30 years, but his career was shortened by injuries from a traumatic fall. He still has multiple limitations but has been able to adapt and serve his church and community in many different ways.
We’re proud to be a group of world changers.