The Men of Nehemiah

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Men of Nehemiah is a Christian organization that exists to rebuild the lives of men who have been torn apart by the effects of drug and alcohol addiction. We serve each man as he is restored to the person God created him to be, reunited with his family and his community.

Contact information

Mailing address:
The Men of Nehemiah
2010 Al Lipscomb Way
Dallas, TX 75215


Phone: 214-421-6705

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 452041299

CEO/President: Louis Harrell, Jr.

Chairman: Jim Ramsey

Board size: 13

Founder: Louis Harrell, Jr.

Ruling year: 2012

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2018


We're not just another addiction recovery center. Our model is completely unique, combining the latest in research-backed clinical services with compassionate spiritual direction and a one-of-a-kind military structure.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating655 of 111067 of 121
Fund acquisition rating404 of 111136 of 121
Resource allocation rating509 of 111171 of 121
Asset utilization rating914 of 111097 of 121

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$207,179$21,054$2,427$5,652$49,277
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,833,002$1,486,124$2,034,813$180,214$246,227
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,139,087$1,820,422$1,223,431$1,260,323$966,815
Other long-term assets$36,535$126,390$52,077$42,062$0
Total long-term assets$3,175,622$1,946,812$1,275,508$1,302,385$966,815
Total assets$5,008,624$3,432,936$3,310,321$1,482,599$1,213,042
Payables and accrued expenses$203,931$78,101$33,743$52,323$15,564
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$203,931$78,101$33,743$52,323$15,564
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$1$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$528,533$602,211$660,068$0$0
Total liabilities$732,464$680,312$693,811$52,323$15,564
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$3,860,560$2,749,586$2,613,472$1,427,238$1,193,610
With donor restrictions$415,600$3,038$3,038$3,038$3,868
Net assets$4,276,160$2,752,624$2,616,510$1,430,276$1,197,478
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,441,548$2,454,339$2,289,663$1,674,014$1,261,121
Program service revenue$37,540$14,960$68,754$19,043$52,327
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$1,702$9,188$777$29,335
Other revenue($16,047)$194,142$639,781$147,250$0
Total other revenue$21,493$210,804$717,723$167,070$81,662
Total revenue$4,463,041$2,665,143$3,007,386$1,841,084$1,342,783
Program services$2,489,344$2,151,720$1,478,418$1,248,769$1,094,949
Management and general$352,531$251,194$225,178$202,697$165,280
Total expenses$3,035,355$2,529,029$1,821,152$1,608,286$1,344,919
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$1,427,686$136,114$1,186,234$232,798($2,136)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,427,686$136,114$1,186,234$232,798($2,136)


Louis HarrellExecutive Dir.$183,665
Stephen DantoneCOO$123,356
Melinda RussVice President$74,400

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/6/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


The Men of Nehemiah was born out of a Pastor's heart-wrenching desire to save his wayward son from the grip of addiction and dereliction.

As a result of his relentless love for his son, coupled with the power of God, Pastor Louis Harrell, Sr., a former Colonel in the US Army and a Superintendent in The Church of God in Christ, established The Men of Nehemiah in the city of New Orleans, La. in 1994. As a participant in the Discipleship program his father founded, Louis, Jr. was eventually set free.

In 2005, following the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, Louis Harrell, Jr. moved his family to Weatherford, TX where he met Roger McCasland, the president and CEO of Operation Relief Center, a Community Development Corporation in South Dallas, TX. Additionally, Roger served as a mentor to many of Dallas' most prominent Pastors and Christian leaders. As their relationship grew Roger began to mentor Louis as well.

In February 2010, under Roger's leadership and direction, Louis Harrell, Jr. and a core team of God inspired individuals followed the call to execute The Men of Nehemiah in South Dallas, TX. The MON Mission that guided the team is taken from Matthew 25:35-36, "...for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited me; I was in prison and you came to Me.

Louis Harrell, Jr. battled addiction for 20 years and has experienced the transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He has over seventeen 17 years of experience working in ministry and the social service arena. He served as the Program Director of the community social service organization that evolved from the Men of Nehemiah program founded by his father. The organization provided the following services: a weekly clothing and feeding ministry for the homeless, a residential substance abuse and transitional housing program for homeless men, a Community Technology Center, a weekly job training program for at-risk youth, a developmental program for adolescent females, and a Weed and Seed after school tutorial and literacy training program for youth. Additionally, Louis, Jr. served three (3) years as the Facility Supervisor of the New Orleans Mission which provided services to over 100 homeless individuals daily.

Program accomplishments

Drug and alcohol addiction is destroying lives in our community. For 12+ years, Men of Nehemiah has been bringing effective, lasting transformation to the lives of men and families in Dallas.

87% of our men are substance-free one year after starting our program

100% job placement upon graduating our program

1,400+ men served over the past 12 years