How Community Rescue Mission Started

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About Us

Community Rescue Mission

Community Rescue Mission is a non-profit, faith-based organization that provides safe shelter, meals, and needed support to help people get back on their feet as quickly as possible.  When people come to our door, most are broken and in crisis with no place to call home.  Imagine how you would feel if you did not know where you would lay your head tonight nor from where your next meal would come.  Multiply those concerns several times over if you had children in tow.  Whatever the circumstance, we are here to instill hope and empower lives while offering Christ-like hospitality and care.  

Since 1981.

How You Can Help

We need your financial support to enable us to never turn any family away because of limited resources to provide for them.  There are many worthy causes in our community, but when you make a gift to Community Rescue Mission, you can be confident it is widely used toward your intended purpose.

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AGRM Member

Community Rescue Mission is member of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions.  To learn more about AGRM, you can visit their website by clicking the button below.

Apples on a Mission Fundraiser

Thanks to you and others, we have provided food and shelter for 34,582 men, women, and children through the sale of over 10,098 boxes of apples since 1994.

In 2017, we sold 479 boxes of apples.

We will start our end of the year fundraiser again in November of 2018.

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is the Tuesday following Thanksgiving.  Community Rescue Mission participates in Giving Tuesday. Click here to learn more about Giving Tuesday.

Board Members


City Christian Fellowship – Bill Stuckey    

Covenant Presbyterian Church – Cheryl Cole

Evangel Temple – Charlie Murphy  

First Lutheran Church – Jim Acord

First Presbyterian Church – Dr. Mike Thames  

First United Methodist Church - Dr. Daniel Mwanza 

Goddard United Methodist Church –   

Grace Community Church – Kathleen Halliburton

Harvest Time Tabernacle – April Phipps   

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Dr. Tony Flippin

St. Luke Lutheran Church - Debbie Kraus

St. Paul United Methodist Church –  

Sts. George & Alexandra Orthodox Church – Fr. Nicholas Roth

Wesley United Methodist Church – Norma Strang  

West-Ark Church of Christ – Shane Bocksnick

At Large Directors – Bert Lewis, Mike Miller, Garry Peevy, Curtis Sawyer 

Ex-Officio: Linda Gurlen, Robert E. Miller, Harley Strang, Ken Wallace, Abram Sopshire

Staff Members

Jeannie Newton

Program Director

Family Section Case Manager


Jennifer Goff

Intake Coordinator


Britney Campbell

Director of Marketing and Development


William Byrd

Food Service Manager

Douglas Fisher

Night Staff

Marc England

Case Manager


Kim White

Executive Assistant to the Board

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