Hope House Ministries

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Hope House exists to alleviate physical and spiritual poverty through gospel restoration in Bowling Green, Kentucky. We focus our efforts in five key areas:

We provide free, faith-based development classes for employment readiness, financial management, and parenting.

We provide affordable transportation to work through our Ready to Work Shuttle. We also offer an income-based, interest-free car purchasing program for Faith & Finances graduates called the Driver Ready Program.

Addiction Recovery
Program Living is our gospel-based, 12-month, residential addiction recovery program for men and women.

Workforce Development
New Leaf is our social enterprise that provides workforce development opportunities to program participants through contracted work with local individuals and businesses.

Financial Empowerment
Affordable Christmas is a program that empowers parents to provide gifts for their children at Christmas. Our Community Store also provides opportunities for financial empowerment by offering clothes and household items at affordable prices.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Hope House Ministries
112 W. 10th Ave
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Website: hopehousebg.com

Phone: 270-904-1200

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 263594555

CEO/President: Bryan Lewis


Board size: 0


Ruling year: 2009

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2019


Our heartbeat is to see dignity and value restored in a person's life through the power of the gospel. We seek to do this with a person, rather than for a person. We believe that the root of poverty is always deeper than the physical symptoms we see, like addiction, homelessness, and unemployment. The root of poverty lies in broken relationships with others, and most importantly, with God. When we walk with a person through the process of restoring his or her relationship with God, we inevitably witness the restoration of relationships with family members; the restoration of that person's dignity, value, and self-worth; and we are given the opportunity to help them break the cycle of material poverty by overcoming addiction, securing a new job, creating a budget, becoming a better parent, and so much more.

Mission statement

Our mission is to alleviate physical and spiritual poverty through gospel restoration. Poverty is much bigger than lacking material things. Poverty is rooted in broken relationships with others, with ourselves, and ultimately with God. Our goal is to help people see that only the restoring power of the gospel can truly overcome their poverty.

Statement of faith

The sole basis of our beliefs is the Bible, God's infallible written Word, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. We believe that it was uniquely, verbally and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and that it was written without error (inerrant) in the original manuscripts. It is the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks.

We accept those areas of doctrinal teaching on which, historically, there has been general agreement among all true Christians. Because of the specialized calling of our movement, we desire to allow for freedom of conviction on other doctrinal matters, provided that any interpretation is based upon the Bible alone, and that no such interpretation shall become an issue which hinders the ministry to which God has called us.

1. There is one true God, eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality.

2. Jesus Christ is God, the living Word, who became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. Hence, He is perfect Deity and true humanity united in one person forever.

3. He lived a sinless life and voluntarily atoned for the sins of men by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone.

4. He rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died.

5. He ascended bodily into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the Father, where He, the only mediator between God and man, continually makes intercession for His own.

6. Man was originally created in the image of God. He sinned by disobeying God; thus, he was alienated from his Creator. That historic fall brought all mankind under divine condemnation.

7. Man's nature is corrupted, and he is thus totally unable to please God. Every man is in need of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit.

8. The salvation of man is wholly a work of God's free grace and is not the work, in whole or in part, of human works or goodness or religious ceremony. God imputes His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, and thereby justified them in His sight.

9. It is the privilege of all who are born again of the Spirit to be assured of their salvation from the very moment in which they trust Christ as their Savior. This assurance is not based upon any kind of human merit, but is produced by the witness of the Holy Spirit, who confirms in the believer the testimony of God in His written word.

10. The Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to men. He convicts and draws sinners to Christ, imparts new life to them, continually indwells them from the moment of spiritual birth and seals them until the day of redemption. His fullness, power and control are appropriated in the believer's life by faith.

11. Every believer is called to live so in the power of the indwelling Spirit that he will not fulfill the lust of the flesh but will bear fruit to the glory of God.

12. Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, His Body, which is composed of all men, living and dead, who have been joined to Him through saving faith.

13. God admonishes His people to assemble together regularly for worship, for participation in ordinances, for edification through the Scriptures and for mutual encouragement.

14. At physical death the believer enters immediately into eternal, conscious fellowship with the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting glory and blessing.

15. At physical death the unbeliever enters immediately into eternal, conscious separation from the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting judgment and condemnation.

16. Jesus Christ will come again to the earth - personally, visibly and bodily - to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.

17. The Lord Jesus Christ commanded all believers to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to disciple men of every nation. The fulfillment of that Great Commission requires that all worldly and personal ambitions be subordinated to a total commitment to "Him who loved us and gave Himself for us.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating397 of 102259 of 155
Fund acquisition rating316 of 102545 of 155
Resource allocation rating651 of 102591 of 155
Asset utilization rating397 of 102266 of 155

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$113,679$54,475$53,615$0$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$648,286$555,604$644,381$539,825$232,612
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$843,426$877,160$732,148$462,097$455,982
Other long-term assets$300$300$300$300$300
Total long-term assets$843,726$877,460$732,448$462,397$456,282
Total assets$1,492,012$1,433,064$1,376,829$1,002,222$688,894
Payables and accrued expenses$25,730($4,767)($2,874)$9,618$7,927
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$25,730($4,767)($2,874)$9,618$7,927
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$510,445$445,352$1$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$510,445$445,352$637,350$308,531$329,435
Total liabilities$536,175$440,585$634,476$318,149$337,362
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$955,837$0$0$0$0
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$955,837$992,479$742,353$684,073$351,532
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$455,804$677,224$478,304$651,631$298,450
Program service revenue$358,546$300,973$249,320$187,268$119,119
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$86$126$198$146$351
Other revenue$42,076$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$400,708$301,099$249,518$187,414$119,470
Total revenue$856,512$978,323$727,822$839,045$417,920
Program services$700,136$704,425$503,319$521,109$342,113
Management and general$180,453$0$180,173$0$71,682
Total expenses$901,569$730,479$699,554$521,109$442,511
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($45,057)$247,844$28,268$317,936($24,591)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($45,057)$247,844$28,268$317,936($24,591)


Brian LewisExecutive Director$75,350
Adam YorkKey Employee$65,000
Jon CallowayKey Employee$50,500

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

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