In 1991, several clergy from Riviera Beach and West Palm Beach began meeting to discuss the problems facing their congregants. Crime was devastating their neighborhoods, drugs were being sold on every corner, affordable housing could not be found, and the list went on and on. While they could (and would) continue their efforts to provide help to those in need suffering from these problems, their conversations always ended with the common understanding that they felt biblically called to provide not just charity, but justice.
After a few months of deliberation, it was decided that if they were to pool their most valuable resource – their people – they might actually have some power to do justice and solve some of these problems. After a few more months of organizing to get things off the ground, PEACE was born.