The Jeremiah Center

About Us

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”


Jeremiah 29:11
Larry and Denise

The Founders and Operators

Larry & Denise Dougherty are licensed and ordained ministers with a call of God on their lives to empower the youth. They have a desire to see them know who they are and that they can do all things they set their hands to. Their lives are set, centered and steadfast to give a firm foundation to youth and to show them the unconditional, pure love that God has for them. They are victorious in many areas of struggle and tragedy and have unique experiences making them qualified to offer a safe, judgment free place for the youth to grow.

What happens at The Jeremiah Center?

Here at The Jeremiah Center, we simply create a culture for teens to have healthy fun. Teens can expect to come in, be fed, and leave feeling loved.
We love to hang out, play board games, and do various activities as the weather permits. Denise will always cook up an awesome meal for the youth to enjoy.

The goal of The Jeremiah Center is to impart security and confidence into the young people of Perryville. Youth will always be treated with respect in a judgment free and safe environment where they can feel free to express themselves.

The Jeremiah Center is a non-profit organization (501(c)(3)), incorporated with the state, that is funded by donations and sales of the Jeremiah Sauce Co, and they are listed as a public charity with the IRS.

The Jeremiah Center summed up:

Our Vision

Empowering Perryville’s Youth with hope and identity to walk out their unique destinies

Our Mission

Invite youth into a safe environment to build relationships

Our Core Values

  • Grace: undeserved blessing
  • Mercy: loving kindness and compassion
  • Love: Agape-Unconditional: highest form of love, charity, purity-truth in love
  • Faith: the assurance that the things revealed and promised in the Word are true: trust in God
  • Hope: the confident expectation of what God has promised and its strength in His faithfulness

Our Stategy

Provide family atmosphere, meals, and culture