Responding to the needs of hurting people.

Christian Family Centre exists to provide pastoral care to those who are in difficulty.

We are especially focused on helping families and individuals who are affected by addiction of any kind. 
We believe that no matter how broken and bound people are they can cast their care upon a God who cares for them.No matter what your particular story is there is potential for new life in Christ.

What we do...

Our Residential Centre

is located in the County Antrim village of Armoy, Northern Ireland.

For over 20 years now people have been coming to Christian Family Centre in search of pastoral care.

Some have stayed for a week-end, some for weeks and some have made their home with us for many months.



At CFC we have fully equipped wood and metal work-shops. The goal is not only to provide work but work that is creative and therapeutic.


A garden and polytunnel provides an ideal opportunity to enjoy the processes of creation and re-creation of growth and new-growth.

Art Therapy

' Where there is creativity there is healing' As part of the weekly routine our residents have an opportunity to explore their artistic ability.


About Us

Paul & Kerry Paynter

Paul and kerry lead the work of Christian Family Centre at the Armoy centre.

They live at CFC with their two sons Noah and Ezra.

Davey & Linda Hoy

Davey and Linda Hoy founded Christian Family Centre in 1990.

Life Stories

Warren's Story

Warren Baird was a resident at CFC in 2011-212


Support Us

How you can help...

Christian Family Centre is financed through donations from individuals, churches, businesses and other charities.If you are a UK tax payer any donation you make can be treated as a Gift Aid Donation.