From one small organization that was founded by Ruth S. Callanta in 1991, the Center for Community Transformation (CCT) is now a group of 16 ministries that implements wholistic and transformational programs among the marginalized communities in the country.

With Center meaning Christ, CCT is rooted in its Biblical foundations in Isaiah 65:17-25, Isaiah 61:1-11, Luke 4:18-19, Micah 6:8, and Matthew 25:35-40 . Having Christ at the center, CCT is an organized Christian response to poverty and social injustice.



We hope to see Christ-centered faith communities where Jesus Christ is honored and worshiped, and where people live with dignity and sufficiency, in accordance with God's plan for a just, humane, and caring society.


As followers of Jesus Christ, we join the Holy Spirit in God's work of transforming lives and communities.


  • We are Christian. We do everything for the glory of God, according to Biblical principles.
  • We are Filipino. We testify to the nobility of the Filipino spirit and the heroism of our race. We were organized and are funded, governed, and managed by Filipinos.
  • We are a prayerful, worshiping, witnessing, discipling, serving, and enterprising group.
  • We exercise preferential option for the poor.
  • Our management culture is Bible based, values driven, culturally rooted, relational, and transformative

Core Values

  • Intimacy with God and Devotion to God's Word
  • Obedience and Servanthood
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Gratitude



Center for Community Transformation, Inc. (CCT, Inc.)

The lead organization of the CCT Group, serving as the anchor ministry for network management of the programs and services of the affiliate ministries.

CCT Community Fellowship Inc. (CFI)

Advances the growth of community-based fellowships by equipping and empowering the pastors through the CCT Ministers Association of the Philippines (CMAP) who disciple servant leaders to start and nurture houses of prayers everywhere (HOPE).

CCT Ministers Association of the Philippines (CMAP)

An association of pastors and Christian leaders focused on discipleship and wholistic Christ-centered transformation among CCT communities.

CCT Multipurpose Cooperative

The microfinance ministry of the CCT Group and is dedicated to enhancing the lives of micro-entrepreneurs toward wholistic Christian transformation. It provides capital loans, healthcare, social security, insurance, business mentoring, and spiritual development.

Visions of Hope Foundation, Inc. (VOHF)

The social service arm of the CCT Group, providing access to basic needs and empowering communities to respond to their own needs especially during emergency situations. In 2021, VOH transition into the CCT Paglingap Inc.

CCT-Visions of Hope Christian School, Inc. (CCT-VOHCS)

Provides marginalized children with quality Christian education and enables them to embrace their God-given purpose and reach their full potential.

CCT Kaibigan Ministry, Inc. (KMI)

Aims to restore the dignity of street dwellers, referred to as kaibigan, by mainstreaming them back to society and bringing them into a thriving and worshiping community.

Kaibigang Maaasahan Multi-purpose Cooperative

Designed for the delivery of continued economic interventions for kaibigans through job placement. Transformative programs include training in construction and building maintenance, janitorial services, and agribusiness.

CCT Training and Development Institute (TDI)

The forefront of developing ministry leaders and key influencers of the CCT Group through servant leadership, ministering to the hearts and minds.

CCT Ministry among Tribespeople (CMAT)

Instills among tribal communities a strong sense of cultural identity that is rooted in Christ.

CCT Working Hands Ministry

Provides employment enhancement programs and services, social entrepreneurship promotion, technical-vocational education and training, as well as linkage building—serving as the CCT’s convener for the workers.

CCT Mutual Benefit Association (CCT MBA)

Provides low income families with access to basic social security such as affordable life insurance with investment and retirement benefits

Jehovah Jireh (JJ) Credit Cooperative

Serves as the brother’s keeper for CCT ministry workers providing not only financial assistance but also emotional and physical support in times of need.

CCT-Tindahan para sa Bayan

Provides linkages to various market platforms to assist CCT enterprises and community partners in expanding their visibility and reach.

Blessings at Work, Inc.

A corporation that provides all kinds of cleaning and all-around help and services, such as janitorial, laundry, on-call cleaning, maintenance, messengerial, driving, and other related business.

C's Kingdom Builders Inc.

Established to organize the construction arm of Kaibigang Maaasahan Multi-purpose Cooperative (KMMC)—serving clients beyond the CCT Group.