About Us




“Opening doors by providing
programs and services that change lives
in the midlands of South Carolina.”

Our Values

Our Five Focus Areas

Personal and Education Development
Personal and Education Development
Economic Development
Economic Development
The History of the MCDC

The Midlands Community Development Corporation (MCDC) was incorporated and received tax exempt 501c3 status in 1998. Its mission has always been to provide needed services to members of the community and their families. Affiliation with the Bible Way Church of Atlas Road, its parent organization, is not required to receive services at the MCDC. However, free and fee for service programs are offered at the MCDC.

We Believe In


We are committed to building and maintaining an organization with the highest ethical standards, therefore we will foster and promote a culture of transparency which cultivates public trust and achieves results with integrity.

Community Engagement

We are committed to the belief that all stakeholders offer diverse opinions, perspectives, and input. We will demonstrate our openness and willingness to be inclusive by seeking the representation and participation of diverse stakeholders from the board room to program recipients.


We value competent, knowledgeable staff motivated to achieve personal and professional growth. We strive to develop and sustain the talent, tools, and techniques which create the culture of a Learning Organization


The continuous pursuit of organizational excellence creates opportunities for realizing our full potential. We strive to achieve outstanding customer service and if we fail to meet these standards, we acknowledge it and immediately take actions to rectify the situation.


We are sensitive and caring to those we serve and to each other. This belief helps underscore our commitment to our mission and keeps us focused on the needs of the community.

Collaborations and Partnerships

We will intentionally work to connect with and develop win-win relationships with other socially responsive entities aligned with our vision, mission and values to bring needed services to our constituents.

The MCDC Team

Edrie Breeland
Executive Assistant, LIFE2

Sonja Bush
Graphic Designer

Janice Cohen
Marketing Director

Sallie Cuff
Program Coordinator, DAFRI

Roderick Cummings
Project Coordinator – Compliance

Felicia Doe
Finance Director

Joshlynn Edmond
Project Manager

Cedric Jackson
Deputy Director

Darrell Jackson, Jr.
Executive Director

Lisa Hudson Jackson
Human Resources Assistant Director

Dr. Ruby Johnson
Achievement Specialist 7-12, LIFE2

Tonia Morris
Fiscal Analyst, LIFE2

Dr. Lorraine Peeples
Achievement Specialist K-6, LIFE2

Calotta Porterfield
Project Coordinator – Training

Tarryl Rhodes
Operations Manager

Alton Shell
IT Director

Dr. Thelma Sojourner
Project Director, LIFE2

Dr. Helena Tillar
Professional Learning Specialist, LIFE2

J’Nai Wiggins
Project Coordinator – Social Media

Theonita Wiggins
Human Resources Dirctor


We are thankful for the people and organizations who stand behind our mission and vision and help make ministry happen at the MCDC.