Serving & Loving Those in Need in Lexington
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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.
Since that time, the mission has grown and changed to meet the needs of those we serve. However, one thing remains the same: God is at work here, rebuilding broken lives.
Board of Directors
David Stone, Vice President – Retired, Lexington Herald-Leader
John Elder, Secretary and Treasurer – Retired, IBM
Gary Brown, Director – Retired, IBM
Jim Connell, Director – Executive Director, Lexington Rescue Mission
Maxine Franklin, Director – Retired, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
Kaleb Heitzman, Director – Online Developer & Consultant, Consulting in the Ministry & Online World
Wayne Logan, Director – Sr. Acct. Consultant, Netgain Technologies
Rob McBride, Director – Lending Officer, Guardian Savings Bank
Elizabeth Royse, Director – Employment Services Manager, Netgain Technologies
Jeff Yeary, Director – Commercial Real Estate Broker, H&W Management
The Mission is an interdenominational Christian non-profit organization that is governed by a Board of Directors and is a certified member of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions.
Lexington Rescue Mission is an accredited member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) and was an early adopter of GoodGiving.net.
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