Serving & Loving Those in Need in Lexington
in 2021, your gifts made possible:
People provided warm beds and discipleship in our transitional homes
People assisted with re-entering the community after incarceration
People living on the streets connected to treatment programs
homeless men, women, and children moved into permanent housing
people placed in jobs to provide for themselves and their families
people heard the Gospel at chapel services and Bible studies
In the fall of 2000, Jim and Becky Connell felt led by the Lord to start a ministry to the poor and homeless. In April 2001, Jim left his job in Columbus, Indiana, and moved to Lexington to start the Lexington Rescue Mission.
Four months later, the mission purchased a building on North Limestone with the help of a generous gift from a Lexington couple. On November 21, 2001, services started with a Thanksgiving banquet at Broadway Christian Church. The mission then opened its doors to anyone in need of food, clothing, and financial assistance and began offering Bible studies and chapel services for guests.
Over the years, the mission has grown and changed to meet the needs of those we serve. Today, people in need come to the mission for help getting off the streets, connecting to treatment, getting back on their feet in our transitional housing, finding lasting employment, and re-entering the community after incarceration.
In all that we do, our vision remains the same: rebuilding broken lives on the solid foundation of Jesus Christ. Through Him, we see lives changed.
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Board of Directors
Gary Loucks, President – VP Commercial Mortgage Officer, Central Bank & Trust Co.
Kaleb Heitzman, Vice President – Online Developer & Consultant, Consulting in the Ministry & Online World
Rob McBride, Secretary – Lending Officer, Guardian Savings Bank
Jacquelin Murphy, Treasurer – Vice President, The Whitaker Foundation
Mark Dunn, Director – Pastor, Macedonia Christian Church
Tim Kitts, Director – Executive Director, Housing Authority of Danville
Wayne Logan, Director – Sr. Acct. Consultant, Netgain Technologies
Elizabeth Royse, Director – HR Business Partner, AppHarvest
Karen Venis, Director – Executive Director, Sayre Christian Village
Jeff Yeary, Director – Commercial Real Estate Broker, H&W Management
The Mission is an interdenominational Christian non-profit organization that is governed by a local Board of Directors and is a certified member of Citygate Network. The mission is accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).
Lexington Rescue Mission will not trade, share, or sell our donors’ personal information with anyone else nor will we send our donors mailings on behalf of other organizations.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. This event we hold to be an experience, rather than a doctrinal supposition.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.
We believe in the spiritual unity of the believers in Christ, and together they form one body, the CHURCH.
Lexington Rescue Mission
444 Glen Arvin Avenue, Lexington, KY 40508