Jericho Road Ministries

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Jericho Road Ministries exists to be a conduit of God's love to those in need in their time of peril. Jericho operates shelters, recovery programs, food distribution, and social enterprises to ensure that all people are treated with dignity, honor and love. Jericho's foundation has been, is, and will always be the unchanging nature of God and His perfect word, the Bible.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Jericho Road Ministries
PO Box 864
Brooksville, FL 34605


Phone: 352-799-2912


Organization details

EIN: 593547464

CEO/President: Andrew Chamberlin

Chairman: Jason Smith

Board size: 8

Founder: Pastor Bruce Gimbel

Ruling year: 1999

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2011


Our vision is to offer a bed, food, and recovery to every person in need in West Central Florida.

Mission statement

Our mission is to help the hungry, the homeless, and the hurting in the name of Jesus.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating508 of 102284 of 160
Fund acquisition rating545 of 102486 of 160
Resource allocation rating506 of 102477 of 160
Asset utilization rating505 of 102293 of 160

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$97,742$83,489$100,015$125,958$120,846
Short-term investments$0$0$47,062$41,087$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$146,942$173,772$307,462$444,695$252,733
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,668,291$2,744,396$1,657,846$1,717,586$1,790,556
Other long-term assets$10,220$30,574$106,792$71,114$32,377
Total long-term assets$2,678,511$2,774,970$1,764,638$1,788,700$1,822,933
Total assets$2,825,453$2,948,742$2,072,100$2,233,395$2,075,666
Payables and accrued expenses$17,634$8,541$7,990$2,426$19,477
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$17,634$8,541$7,990$2,426$19,477
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$114,156$126,030$70,240$217,799$88,866
Total long-term liabilities$1,499,029$1,583,251$594,798$787,090$829,786
Total liabilities$1,516,663$1,591,792$602,788$789,516$849,263
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$1,308,790$1,356,950$1,469,312$1,443,879$1,226,403
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,308,790$1,356,950$1,469,312$1,443,879$1,226,403
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Total contributions$337,815$398,552$507,490$632,760$572,990
Program service revenue$12,850$7,422$8,419$6,775$5,300
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$839$2,068$252$7,144$68
Other revenue$1,170,368$957,390$1,089,566$1,162,318$1,204,331
Total other revenue$1,184,057$966,880$1,098,237$1,176,237$1,209,699
Total revenue$1,521,872$1,365,432$1,605,727$1,808,997$1,782,689
Program services$1,249,365$1,164,596$1,345,555$1,354,179$1,423,302
Management and general$275,155$226,856$172,703$173,162$182,612
Total expenses$1,570,032$1,477,794$1,585,217$1,594,817$1,666,040
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($48,160)($112,362)$20,510$214,180$116,649
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($48,160)($112,362)$20,510$214,180$116,649


Pastor Andrew ChamberlinCEO$60,000
Cheryl HartVP Programs$45,500
Bryan WallVP Finance$36,575

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 10/27/2021. To update the information below, please email:


Jericho Road Ministries, Inc was founded in December of 1998 by Pastor Bruce Gimbel. His heart for rescue mission ministry began while spending a summer in seminary working for Waterfront Rescue Mission in Pensacola, FL. Having relocated to Spring Hill and realizing that no such ministry existed there, he began praying and dreaming with other pastors and ministry leaders for the opportunity and community support to start a homeless shelter in Hernando County.

By October of 2000, Jericho Road's men's shelter was ready to take in its first residents, and in January of 2002, services for women and families were added. Another expansion to Jericho's services - the "Food Barn" - was started in 2009 to provide food assistance to individuals and families in need.

Our current women's shelter - "Mary's House" - and our current men's shelter - "Joshua House" - were opened in 2008 and 2015, respectively. Additionally, we have purchased a new property - "Esther House" - that will soon allow us to significantly expand our women's shelter capacity.

From the very beginning, Pastor Bruce and other volunteers at Jericho implemented the strategy of holding monthly yard sales to help fund the shelters. That way, people who could not donate money could still support the ministry by donating used items to sell.

Today, this idea is still active in the form of Jericho Road's four thrift stores. The first, on Wiscon Rd, was opened in 2006. The Ridge Manor store came next in 2007, followed by the Spring Hill store in 2008. The newest store on County Line Rd was built in 2019. In August of 2021, Jericho launched an online thrift store called "Shop Jericho Road."

The New Life Program, a faith-based 10-month recovery program available to all men and women who come to the shelters, has been around since Jericho's inception. Pastor Bruce modeled it after the program used by the Waterfront Rescue Mission and other materials from organizations like the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM). Graduation ceremonies are held four times a year to celebrate those who have finished the program, ready to begin a "new life" physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

In August of 2018, Pastor Bruce retired as Executive Director after 20+ years of service as Founder of Jericho Road Ministries, Inc. Soon after, Pastor Andrew Chamberlin was hired on as the new Executive Director.

Andrew formerly served as a pastor for 12 years in Virginia and Ohio, and also worked for a Rescue Mission in Ohio. He holds a Master of Divinity and Masters of Business Administration from Liberty University.

Program accomplishments

Help Given This Year:

6,933 shelter nights provided
103,421 pounds of food distributed