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Welcome to JIC Ministries home on the Web! Here you can receive all of the tools and spiritual resources to maximize the calling and purpose that God has placed on your life. Whether you are a seasoned Christian or a new follower of Christ, we all face some dark places and are in need of The Light.



Pastor John I. Caples Jr., a dynamic leader and spiritual advisor to many, has dedicated his life to ministering the gospel to souls in need of restoration. From his early beginnings, Pastor Caples has had a heart to help people who have been hurt, abused and neglected. For the past 30 years, Pastor Caples, along with his wife Celeste, have devoted their lives to the ministry through evangelizing throughout the nation as well as their home church, Jesus Name Apostolic.

Based on the anointing of St. Luke 4:18, the vision of JIC Ministries is to:

  • Spread the Word of God, thereby reaching the lost.
  • Bring healing and restoration to families and hurting individuals.
  • Teach Christians to take their rightful place in their community.


The gospel of Jesus Christ will change the whole world, but it must start at home as it says in St Luke 24:47. God has been rapidly transforming the lives of the people within our community.  Considering all the pain and heartache at our own back door, let us answer the cries of our society. It is only through the life changing Word of God that these lost souls can be transformed.

The Annual Scholarship Initiative, The JIC Ministries Television Broadcast, and our Worldwide Outreach are a few of the numerous ways that JIC Ministries spreads the light of the gospel. Check out each of these initiatives below and find out how you can make a difference in the lives of those in need of The Light.



As Christians we are commanded in Acts 1:8 to be witnesses to the rest of the world  “: And ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Therefore we must be attentive to the cry of our brothers and sisters in other countries as well as at home. One of our initiatives is to focus on the many poverty stricken countries in our world.  JIC Ministries has been able to make a difference in many lives in the countries of Ghana, Haiti, Falmouth Jamaica, and Sierra Leone.



Hosea 4:6 says; “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” With this in mind JIC Ministries is focused on using the power of education to change the lives of the people in our community. The JIC Ministries Scholarship Award is designed to give supplemental financial support to talented students and has awarded over $100,000.00 to that effect.



Another initiative that JIC deemed necessary to the enhancing of the community was Family First Center. Birthed in response to repeated acts of violence and unrest, The Family First Center of Lake County is a non for profit 501c3 faith based organization established in 2002.  Pastor Caples decided that the community needed an outreach to carry the vision outside the four walls of the church and beyond the scope of traditional ministry. Family First Center has been a forerunner in the efforts to stem the violence and change lives in Lake County has been paramount in helping to change lives, provide instruction and counsel to steadily loosen the grip of crime in a poverty ridden community.


We are so grateful that you are considering partnering with us.  In order for JIC Ministries to do all that God has assigned us, it is important for us to have people like you who are willing to give to spreading of the gospel. Your one time or monthly contribution makes it possible for JIC to accomplish our initiatives as well as the spreading of the gospel through JICtv. Thanks for your support and may God continue to bless you!

Read below for more information on partnering with JIC Ministries. 


  • One who joins in an activity with another; a player on the same team.


  • Keep you in prayer always that God’s blessings may be upon you.
  • Continue to minister to the needs of our world.  Spiritually as well as monetarily.
  • Study and diligently seek the Word of God on your behalf.
  • Provide you with an official partner’s certificate.
  • Offer, from time to time, a special gift for your spiritual education and growth.


  • Pray for us always.
  • Be committed to supporting meetings in your area.
  • Support us financially with your monthly pledge


“Not because I desire a gift; but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.” (Philippians 4:17)

For more information on becoming a partner with JIC Ministries e-mail us at partners@JICministries.org




Family First Center

202 Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Email: ffscenter@sbcglobal.net

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