Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia

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he Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia is a faith-based organization providing residential life recovery programs and community outreach services to those facing homelessness, domestic violence, addiction, and poverty. The purpose of the Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia is to help those in need overcome the negative circumstances of their past and lead them to physical, mental, and spiritual healing through Jesus Christ. Their goal is to guide the lost and hurting towards a life of eternal victory in Christ and to guide them to become productive citizens in their home, church, and community by building their lives on the foundation of faith.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia
6601 Zebulon Road
Macon, GA 31220


Phone: 478-743-5445

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 586011446

CEO/President: Pat Chastain

Chairman: Charlie L. Cantrell

Board size: 15

Founder: Rev. J. Robert Moon

Ruling year: 1958

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2015


The vision of the Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia is to strengthen and expand our programs to serve the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of all who are hurting in our society. Through sharing the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and being an example of God's love and compassion, we will be a catalyst for inconceivable life change.

Mission statement

Providing a path of hope, redemption, and empowerment through Jesus Christ.

We exist to provide a safe and healing environment for those seeking a life change by way of Jesus Christ.

We seek to end drug and alcohol addiction of men and women in our care by creating a culture of grace and truth built on the foundation of Jesus Christ.

We provide a safe place and a way forward to the women and children in our care who have been victimized by domestic violence.

Statement of faith

The Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia is evangelical in practice and committed to proclaiming the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, believing in:

The inspiration and integrity of the Bible as the Word of God.
One God: the Holy Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The creation of man by the direct act of God and the fall of man according to the Genesis account.
The incarnation and virgin birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Jesus' bodily resurrection from the tomb, and His imminent personal return in power and great glory.
Jesus' substitutionary and atoning death on the cross.
Jesus' power to save men from sin by grace through faith in Him.
The new birth through the regeneration of the Holy Spirit, and the gift of eternal life by the grace of God.
The sanctification of the believer by the Holy Spirit through faith and the Word.
The reward of believers on the basis of faithful service and the full enjoyment of heaven forever as God's free gift; the eternal conscious punishment of impenitent sinners.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating391 of 110446 of 140
Fund acquisition rating349 of 110541 of 140
Resource allocation rating240 of 110523 of 140
Asset utilization rating789 of 1104109 of 140

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$381,710$925,258$1,148,557$1,465,785$187,154
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$6,025,569$4,987,533$4,714,314$4,776,626$3,888,541
Long-term investments$275,104$349,562$323,958$297,588$265,283
Fixed assets$7,398,610$7,414,258$7,499,677$9,151,892$2,103,194
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$630,000
Total long-term assets$7,673,714$7,763,820$7,823,635$9,449,480$2,998,477
Total assets$13,699,283$12,751,353$12,537,949$14,226,106$6,887,018
Payables and accrued expenses$99,542$80,563$62,740$100,702$49,367
Other current liabilities$100$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$99,642$80,563$62,740$100,702$49,367
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$421,226$1,007,276$2,818,262$4,892,214$0
Total long-term liabilities$421,226$1,007,276$2,818,262$4,892,214$0
Total liabilities$520,868$1,087,839$2,881,002$4,992,916$49,367
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$12,676,855$11,208,316$9,213,834$8,906,958$6,504,838
With donor restrictions$501,560$455,198$443,113$326,232$332,813
Net assets$13,178,415$11,663,514$9,656,947$9,233,190$6,837,651
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,463,929$4,447,252$3,074,146$4,634,415$2,727,875
Program service revenue$189,224$137,254$102,619$58,705$9,865
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($17,114)$6,774($399,332)$26,265$474,555
Other revenue$1,024,393$897,748$799,449$749,136$667,865
Total other revenue$1,196,503$1,041,776$502,736$834,106$1,152,285
Total revenue$5,660,432$5,489,028$3,576,882$5,468,521$3,880,160
Program services$3,534,617$2,993,164$2,592,540$2,605,801$2,220,977
Management and general$214,045$152,719$287,892$266,770$237,324
Total expenses$4,071,073$3,508,065$3,179,495$3,105,288$2,750,399
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$1,589,359$1,980,963$397,387$2,363,233$1,129,761
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,589,359$1,980,963$397,387$2,363,233$1,129,761


Pat ChastainPresident/Ce$185,172

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/13/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


- In 1952, Police Sergeant A.E. McGee began to provide shelter for the homeless and alcoholic men on his beat. He knew there had to be a better place for them than jail. At that time, however, homelessness was stubbornly ignored by the community.

- With a vision for what is now known as the Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia, Officer McGee enlisted his friends to help the homeless, only to be thwarted by public inertia. To his credit, it only took a few years for the idea to be revived by the Mission's first superintendent, Rev. J. Robert Moon, and his fellow business leaders.

- In January 1956, the Macon Rescue Mission, Inc. was chartered in the Bibb County Superior Court as a nonprofit corporation for the primary purpose of rehabilitating fallen persons. With an early location on Second Street and a subsequent move to the iconic "Jesus Cares" building at the corner of Broadway and Poplar Street in downtown Macon, the Mission provided food, shelter, and life-changing services to thousands of men for years.

- In 1981, the Mission began caring for female victims of domestic violence and their children. This women's program was the first domestic violence shelter in Middle Georgia and remains the only long-term domestic violence program in this area.

- In 2000, the Mission acquired land and built its 20,000 square foot facility in downtown Macon. The building was designed to accommodate 37 men and 7 women and their children. In 2019, we sold this building and moved to our new Zebulon Road campus to be able to serve more men, women, and children. In 2004 the Mission acquired land located on Napier Avenue, which is the location of the current Bargain Center.

- In 2013, the Board of Directors changed the name from the Macon Rescue Mission to the Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia after determining a large portion of people served were from surrounding counties outside of Bibb County. The purpose of this name change was to more accurately reflect the population served and to gain support from these surrounding counties.

- In 2019, God provided an amazing opportunity, and we purchased the property at 6601 Zebulon Road, the former location of Hephzibah Children's Home. God has given us 210 acres of land, which will provide a tranquil home for those in our program to recover. The land is absolutely beautiful, and you can feel God's presence throughout the campus. This property is a place that provides safety and healing for those that want to join a community in recovery by way of Jesus Christ!

- Our Men's Division has six buildings that will allow us to serve up to 180 men in our life-recovery program. We will be able to provide additional transitional housing for those graduating as well. Our Women's Division will allow us to serve up to 75 women and children seeking long-term services and those struggling with substance abuse.

Program accomplishments

Last Year:
106,528 nourishing meals served to men, women, & children in our care
5,629 hours of outreach assistance for people needing help
26,823 nights of rest & recovery services for residents in safe housing
81,120 hours of recovery care in our program