Church Health Scholars

Since 1987, the Church Health Center has sought to reclaim the Church’s biblical commitment

to care for our bodies and our spirits by providing medical services, prevention programs and health education to the Memphis area. In the past 28 years, many health professionals started their work in medicine and wellness here at the Center, as participants of the Clinic Assistant Program. 


Scholar Class 2014-15

Now known as Church Health Scholars, the program is a one-year fellowship that combines practical work experience with academic and faith-based opportunities to serve underserved populations in Memphis. By providing early exposure to honorable work through the Scholars program, the Center aims to provide a firm foundation for Scholars to build professional and personal values, work ethic and perspective. 


Scholars come from all over the country and have a variety of educational backgrounds, but are all united in the call to help provide healthcare options to Memphis’ uninsured populations. Scholars work alongside the Center staff to address pressing community health issues in caring, compassionate ways. They also receive special learning opportunities through one-on-one mentoring, lunch & learn sessions, and individual projects.