Connected through faith, committed to service
Partner with Christians and nonprofits around the world to serve those in need.
Jim Stanford started Stand United 4 Christ after leading a Bible study on the book of Amos. He was struck by God’s condemnation of the Israelites. They were concerned about their own well-being and weren’t truly loving their neighbor.
Undeterred by the vast amount of needs Jim saw in the world, he began thinking of ways to help all of them. He recognized that more people could be helped if Christians everywhere joined together.
We are Christians devoted to sharing Christ’s love with “the least of these,” while also looking for ways to inspire and empower other Christians to do the same.
It’s a modern paradox: Technology has created an interconnected world, yet we often live more isolated and disconnected from each other. But Christ calls us to connection—pairing works with faith, compassion with service, giving with purpose and uniting God’s people. We don’t want to just talk about being a Christian and the problems of the world; we want to do something about it. We want to live as though Matthew 25:40 is an urgent call to action and actively loving people the way Jesus loves us.
Our Statement of Faith
When someone asked Jesus which commandment in the law is greatest, Matthew 22:37-40 tells us that:
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
So while we all attend different churches and are members of different denominations—and we support multiple organizations whose beliefs are likewise diverse—we believe these verses are the most clear, succinct expression of our shared faith.
We focus on the essentials—God is holy and exists in three persons (The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit); Christ is Lord; The Bible is the infallible Word of God; We are sinners, and Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation.
We don’t get trapped into debating denominational differences because that’s not our focus. And while evangelism is certainly an important aspect to our organization, we have a “believers first” focus. We’re here to equip and activate Christians while believing the Holy Spirit will provide opportunities to evangelize non-believers when we are faithful to His call to love people as He loves people.
Our staff members and board of directors live and love like Jesus and help other Christians do the same.
As an entrepreneur, Jim has committed his career to seeking business opportunities which enable him to live out his faith through his work. As president of a utility construction company, he seeks to glorify God by operating on Christian principles. The Lord’s provision in his business opened the door for establishing a Tacos 4 Life franchise with the goal of ending world hunger through their meal for meal program. Jim has served as a pastor, youth pastor, deacon, and has volunteered as leadership for several youth camps and classes. With a passion for the lost, his desire is to enable and equip others to participate in their personal call to serve others as Christ served the church through mission opportunities and education both locally and around the world.