In 2001, Dr. Timothy Powell felt the call to leave the for-profit private practice model of health care and obey Jesus command to care for the poor and spread the Gospel by opening a mission focused, non-profit health clinic that would provide high quality and affordable services to the uninsured. With the assistance of board members, local businesses and churches, and Mary Washington Hospital, the Fredericksburg Christian Health Center opened its doors in January 2003. Dr. Powell and his 3 staff were able to provide over 800 office visits to uninsured patients that year.

Over the years FCHC has grown to have up to 20 staff (to include the equivalent of 4 full-time medical providers) and 10 volunteers so that in 2010 and in 2013 we provided over 4,000 visits to uninsured patients. In 2013 Dr Stinar joined FCHC, and in 2014 we opened our satellite clinic by the Spotsylvania Courthouse. From 2003 through 2016 FCHC has provided over 40,000 visits to uninsured patients, providing over 3 million dollars in direct medical services, as well as saving the healthcare system millions of dollars by preventing Emergency Room visits and hospitalizations.

The Fredericksburg Christian Health Center has been a rotation site for medical students from the medical school at UVA. In 2016 God revealed to Dr. Powell the influence he can have on the future generation of Physicians, and called him to pursue a position with a medical school. In January of 2017 Dr. Stinar started transitioning into the role of medical director for FCHC, and in August of 2017 Dr. Powell moved to North Carolina to join the teaching staff at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.

Dr. Stinar’s vision for FCHC is to continue to be a mission driven non-profit ministry, providing high quality comprehensive care to the poor. We desire FCHC to be an active partner with other health professionals, community service providers, Christian ministries and churches, to accomplish our common missions of caring for the poor and sharing the love and mercy of Jesus Christ. We hope to be a catalyst in uniting the Body of Christ to be the hands and feet of Jesus together, regardless of differences in denomination, skin color, cultural background, and socioeconomic status.