Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia

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We are a residential life recovery program for men, women and children experiencing domestic violence, addictions, sexual abuse, poverty and homelessness. The Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia is a fully independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that does not accept any government funding.

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 rating503 of 109771 of 145
Fund acquisition rating394 of 109957 of 145
Resource allocation rating326 of 109937 of 145
Asset utilization rating840 of 1097121 of 145

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$925,258$1,148,557$1,465,785$187,154$164,545
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,987,533$4,714,314$4,776,626$3,888,541$2,483,359
Long-term investments$349,562$323,958$297,588$265,283$282,072
Fixed assets$7,414,258$7,499,677$9,151,892$2,103,194$3,074,512
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$630,000$0
Total long-term assets$7,763,820$7,823,635$9,449,480$2,998,477$3,356,584
Total assets$12,751,353$12,537,949$14,226,106$6,887,018$5,839,943
Payables and accrued expenses$80,563$62,740$100,702$49,367$115,264
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$80,563$62,740$100,702$49,367$115,264
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,007,276$2,818,262$4,892,214$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,007,276$2,818,262$4,892,214$0$0
Total liabilities$1,087,839$2,881,002$4,992,916$49,367$115,264
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$11,208,316$9,213,834$8,906,958$6,504,838$5,382,434
With donor restrictions$455,198$443,113$326,232$332,813$342,245
Net assets$11,663,514$9,656,947$9,233,190$6,837,651$5,724,679
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,447,252$3,074,146$4,634,415$2,727,875$2,927,312
Program service revenue$137,254$102,619$58,705$9,865$13,015
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$6,774($399,332)$26,265$474,555$5,388
Other revenue$897,748$799,449$749,136$667,865$642,274
Total other revenue$1,041,776$502,736$834,106$1,152,285$660,677
Total revenue$5,489,028$3,576,882$5,468,521$3,880,160$3,587,989
Program services$2,993,164$2,592,540$2,605,801$2,220,977$2,166,817
Management and general$152,719$287,892$266,770$237,324$247,407
Total expenses$3,508,065$3,179,495$3,105,288$2,750,399$2,723,506
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$1,980,963$397,387$2,363,233$1,129,761$864,483
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,980,963$397,387$2,363,233$1,129,761$864,483


Pat ChastainPresident/Ce$132,672

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2021

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/29/2022. 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.

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