Today we’d like to introduce you to Pablo Groves.
Hi Pablo, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
Cuts For Christ started in 2016 when I connected with a Homeless Ministry in downtown Austin Texas that provided food, clothes, and necessities for the homeless.
I started meeting with the Ministry monthly to provide free haircuts while sharing the Gospel. Cuts For Christ is now an “on-the-go” Ministry that is currently in full effect.
Our mission is to serve inner-city as well as traveling locally, state-wide, and nation-wide to pursue His purpose in casting the net for lost souls.
My family and I travel together to Outreaches, Events, and Ministries in poverty-stricken areas, to cut hair for free and share the love of God. I have also had a few speaking opportunities. People have come to Christ, been baptized, and many seeds have been planted.
I also have had the opportunity to Preach at Warriors Christian Academy in Leander. From 2021-2022, out of 16 children, I have had the privilege to lead 12 of these children to Christ. Cuts for Christ is growing and will be incorporated into a full Non-Profit called PSJ Christ’s Xtreme Harvest Ministries.
Our mission is to be a “People Sharing Jesus” in most Xtreme areas and communities. Making people feel and look good with a variety of ways to meet physical needs. The goal is to change communities, watch people give their hearts to Christ, and give them life. “ROAR”
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Ministry is never a “smooth road”. It takes a lot of faith and getting out of your comfort zone. One of the biggest problems I have noticed is that a lot of people are chasing platforms and speaking opportunities.
And actually trying to make money out of a situation that cost money to put together. It has been challenging because we are self-supporting and only have one local church that supports the Ministry on a local level.
But, now we have a trailer that is fully loaded, printed t-shirts that we take donations for that help support gas and travel. We are fully self-sufficient and can set up only as Cuts For Christ, but we prefer to lock arms with other community based/faith-based events that will attract more people.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am a licensed Cosmetologist. I love to make people feel good and look good. The phrase I like to use is, “If I can’t make you look good, then you’re just ugly!”
I have not had that issue yet. When it comes to cutting hair for free it is important to me to make that person feel good and the most important thing is being able to love on them and share the Gospel.
The things that set me apart from others are everything I do is for free, I involve my entire family, and I am usually the first to set up and the last to take down. If I get a call and there is enough notice for an event or an Outreach that is an affordable trip, the answer is always “yes!”
Any advice for finding a mentor or networking in general?
One of the best things to do is to always be honest.
Whenever you are speaking to people about your business, or Ministry be 100 % transparent. Let your “yes’s be yes and your no’s be no”. Don’t go out of your means and only do what you can do.
Naturally, when treating everybody equally as important, whether they are business owners Ministry owners, or what we would consider consumers, people will be more open to seeing you succeed overall and in general.
- Donations of $20 (12 years & up) $15 (Children 12 years & under) This is only at our local Georgetown Texas Shop location.
- Events/Outreaches are free.
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cutsforchrist/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057469388585
- Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCVxgVg5hMMaFeq4Oa73uRlA
- Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/cuts-for-christ-georgetown-2
- Other: https://www.facebook.com/pablo.groves.5