OUR VISION IS COMMUNITY
We unite the body of Christ for outreach projects that improve the spiritual conditions of our community. The Sozo Group is a grass-roots, marketplace ministry that partners with Christian churches, community organizations and local businesses to unite the Kingdom of God. We desire to reach people with a clear gospel presentation, introducing the Biblical concept of sozo, which encompasses the protection of our minds, the healing of our bodies and the deliverance of our souls through Jesus Christ.
HISTORY OF THE SOZO GROUP
The ministry was formed in 2013 by Jess Olivito, uniting a few churches for corporate worship and prayer. However by 2016, outreaches were happening at Dellwood Park (Lockport, IL) - uniting more than a dozen area churches beyond denominational lines. In 2017, the Sozo Group was officially adopted by The New Horizons Foundation (Colorado Springs) as an Operating Project under their 501(c)3 covering. But by 2018, a stronger leadership team has been established, providing more structure around the ministry. In October 2018, the Sozo Group became a licensed ministry association under Kingdom Construction Crew Ministries, Inc. and also formally incorporated as its own nonprofit ministry, also filing an assumed corporate name of Peace by Piece Ministries.
The Sozo Group publicizes and supports Christian programming and events that are offered in unity, outside the perimeters of a typical church service – most often accomplished through recreation, the arts, or business partnerships.
Popular outreach programs are offered by Peace by Piece (PBP) Ministries, aiming to create an awareness of God’s presence, involvement and concern in every piece of a woman’s life. Through the arts, we teach women how to trust God with every little piece of their lives…so that they’re able to lead more peace-filled lives. Our ministry office is located at the Sozo Creativity Center - 315 E. 11th St. (Lockport). Dreams also include a FREE Christian Coffee House, Perk Up.