Paxton Ministries

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At Paxton Ministries, we are here to provide affordable housing and support services for adults who may be challenged with poverty, mental illness, or intellectual disability.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Paxton Ministries
2001 Paxton Street
Harrisburg, PA 17111


Phone: 717-236-5508

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 232179648

CEO/President: David Zilka

Chairman: Wanda Heise

Board size: 8

Founder: local Christians

Ruling year: 1987

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1992


Paxton Ministries provides affordable housing and support services to adults in need with Christ-like love. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, we care for adults challenged with poverty, mental illness, and intellectual disabilities.

Our housing options offer a safe, comfortable, and supportive home where adults in need are treated with dignity and respect and where each person's unique gifts are celebrated. By working together as a family of residents, staff, volunteers, supporters, and community partners, we strive to provide housing, help, and healing in the name of Christ.

Mission statement

To provide affordable housing and support services to adults in need with Christ-like love.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating664 of 111265 of 121
Fund acquisition rating754 of 111369 of 121
Resource allocation rating337 of 111351 of 121
Asset utilization rating758 of 111280 of 121

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$111,764$72,218$303,477$284,078$81,845
Short-term investments$3,723,612$3,372,414$3,666,110$2,744,849$2,454,645
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,563,126$4,065,195$4,385,834$3,448,862$2,762,278
Long-term investments$63,500$63,500$63,500$63,500$63,500
Fixed assets$1,244,638$1,276,251$1,302,376$1,386,263$1,465,613
Other long-term assets$250,000$250,000$250,000$250,000$251,428
Total long-term assets$1,558,138$1,589,751$1,615,876$1,699,763$1,780,541
Total assets$6,121,264$5,654,946$6,001,710$5,148,625$4,542,819
Payables and accrued expenses$163,655$148,146$126,597$106,941$87,794
Other current liabilities$64,001$6,685$11,797$19,843$2,164
Total current liabilities$227,656$154,831$138,394$126,784$89,958
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$93,728$65,246$92,028$76,576$17,711
Total long-term liabilities$93,728$65,246$92,028$76,576$17,711
Total liabilities$321,384$220,077$230,422$203,360$107,669
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$4,831,588$4,543,159$4,894,738$4,366,619$3,846,533
With donor restrictions$968,292$891,710$876,550$578,646$588,617
Net assets$5,799,880$5,434,869$5,771,288$4,945,265$4,435,150
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$807,957$820,540$860,584$1,034,167$858,142
Program service revenue$2,227,838$1,979,183$1,843,539$1,763,242$1,643,200
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$73,565$109,946$607,675$128,448$329,318
Other revenue$117,735$128,890$129,946$138,208$45,379
Total other revenue$2,419,138$2,218,019$2,581,160$2,029,898$2,017,897
Total revenue$3,227,095$3,038,559$3,441,744$3,064,065$2,876,039
Program services$2,600,138$2,365,783$2,213,127$2,159,345$1,907,607
Management and general$375,959$351,270$317,984$302,913$262,862
Total expenses$3,090,513$2,813,623$2,638,279$2,516,226$2,291,323
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$136,582$224,936$803,465$547,839$584,716
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$136,582$224,936$803,465$547,839$584,716


David ZilkaExecutive Di$99,729
Jodie SmileyFormer Exec.$23,936

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/29/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Paxton Ministries was founded in 1981 by a group of local Christians who were burdened for the homeless and needy in Harrisburg. In a bold move of faith, they purchased what is now Paxton Street Home (formerly Messiah Home), and at the dedication of the building the following statement was read:

"This facility will provide a home for the disadvantaged, love for the lonely, and meaningful activity for empty lives. [...] Here hope will be restored."

Throughout our history, Paxton Ministries has been committed to this vision. We have witnessed our ministry grow in services, staff, residents, and housing options, so that we now offer a home to a total of just over 100 people as well as employment opportunities through our janitorial business, Paxton Cleaning Solutions.

Program accomplishments


Your support of Paxton Ministries provides a safe, comfortable, and friendly home for adults in need. Your donations help to save and change lives.