Since 1999, Luke 4:18 Ministries has been dedicated to helping the body of Christ in Austin, Texas live out Jesus’ commitment to heal, restore and transform.
This charge is taken directly from Jesus’ own mission statement:
…to proclaim good news to the poor,
freedom for the prisoners,
recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
and to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.
While working with Austin’s Church Under the Bridge, Barbara Bucklin developed a passion to see Jesus’ followers united in serving the poor. She began to model this, by leading a prayer and healing ministry in her home, offering housing to women in crisis and providing leadership to city-wide initiatives.
Over time, these efforts became Vision Luke 4:18 Ministries.
Today, Barb and her team provide housing and holistic care to women in crisis. Everyday, she opens her home to those in need of prayer, counseling and deliverance. She provides wisdom and leadership to a variety of citywide initiatives and international organizations.
She is driven by the vision that one day all of Austin will experience the joy of Jesus Christ.