In 2003, Dr. Benjamin W. Rucker, Pastor, and Dr. Angela Rucker, Assistant Pastor, of Bride of Christ Church Ministries, met Baby Ruth on a missions trip to Guatemala in Central America. While ministering, there was a little girl sitting on the steps looking so lost and forlorn as she struggled to survive in an environment of poverty and very meager resources. When Dr. Angela Rucker looked at little Ruth, the Spirit of the Lord moved upon her heart that she should start a work in Central America for the children.
Dr. Rucker returned to the United States, but Ruth’s face was with her everyday. She saw Baby Ruth in everything that she did and prayed for her everyday. "It was like a burden on my heart to come back and start a ministry that would bring hope to the children of Central America."
Upon her return to the United States, Dr. Rucker introduced the vision. On February 15, 2006, God used little Baby Ruth as the inspiration to birth Cradle of H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Excel) in the earth realm.
Meet the CEO/Founder
Dr. Angela (Enjé) M. Rucker, born and raised on the island of Jamaica, was nurtured in the ways of God by her grandparents, Bishop and Mrs. Charles Walsh, founders of Shiloh Apostolic Church of Jamaica.
Dr. Rucker and her husband, Pastor Benjamin W. Rucker, Th.D., D.D., established Bride of Christ Church Ministries in May of 2002 where she serves faithfully as the Assistant Pastor.
Dr. Rucker earned her Doctorate in Theology(Th.D.) from Andersonville Theological Seminary on August 25, 2001.
SPA (Sanctified Partners Alliance) was founded by Dr. Rucker. SPA embraces the concept of applying natural resources to achieve prescribed goals. It serves as a comprehensive resource center for women with specific needs. Dr. Rucker is also the founder and CEO of WOMB (Women Overcoming Mental Barrenness). WOMB teaches women how to know who they are from God’s perspective and how to maximize their God-given potential.
An avid advocate for children,
Dr. Rucker has established Cradle of H.O.P.E. Ministry which is a voice for underprivileged and disenfranchised children, worldwide.
Dr. Angela (Enjé) Rucker has been the keynote speaker for several retreats, workshops, seminars, and worship services on different continents of the world. The experience of preaching and teaching in the Holy Land of Jerusalem has been one of the highlights of her ministry. Dr. Rucker is complete in Jesus.
Who We Are
Cradle of H.O.P.E. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to improve the quality of life for impoverished and disadvantaged children and families throughout the world. Programs have been designed to develop the spirit, the mind, and the body, which will enable the participants to excel in life. The goal of Cradle of H.O.P.E. is to empower people to realize their God-given potential and to be encouraged to make a difference in the life of someone less fortunate.
Cradle of H.O.P.E. is under the spiritual oversight of Dr. Benjamin W. Rucker, Pastor of Bride of Christ Church Ministries. Cradle of H.O.P.E. currently has regional offices in Guatemala, Kenya, Honduras, and Jamaica.
This program provides impoverished children with a place of hope for meeting their basic needs, such as food, clothing, and shelter.
Education is vital to lasting positive changes in a child's life. Yet, for millions of children and youth in developing countries, education is beyond reach. Cradle of H.O.P.E. reaches the world's most marginalized children — those who urgently need education to survive and thrive in around the world.
Third world countries are challenged due to lack of fluorine in the water. Multiple cavities and extractions are common place before the age of twelve. A visit to the dentist is a luxury only the rich and affluent can afford. Cradle of H.O.P.E. provided the desperately needed services of volunteer dentists. The children and their parents benefited tremendously from this dental project.