Jericho Road Ministries

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Jericho Road Ministries operates homeless shelters, food distribution services, thrift stores, and a recovery program to serve those in need in west-central Florida. According to the most recent statistics on homelessness, on any given night there are 27,487 individuals in the state of Florida who are without a home. Additionally, it is estimated that one out of every seventeen individuals struggles with an addiction. At Jericho, we believe that only the gospel of Jesus Christ can truly change lives, and we desire to do our part to help the hungry, homeless, and hurting discover His transforming power.

Contact information

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


Phone: 352-799-2912

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 593547464

CEO/President: Andrew Chamberlin

Chairman: Jason Smith

Board size: 9

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 end hunger, homelessness, and addiction in West Central Florida through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Mission statement

Our mission is to create a Christ-centered, sustainable ministry to serve the hungry, homeless, and hurting in West Central Florida.

Statement of faith

Subscription to the Jericho Road Ministries' Statement of Faith is a condition of employment upon hire or volunteer service and continuously while employed or serving with Jericho Road Ministries, Inc.

We hold the Bible to be the inerrant and infallible Word of God in its entirety and in every part inspired by the Holy Spirit.

(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)

We hold that mankind was created in the image of God, holy and innocent; that of his own free will, sinned and as a result, brought death to all humanity. Those who are not saved from sin are eternally separated from God.

(Romans 3:23; 5:12; 6:23; John 3:18)

We believe that Jesus Christ is God, born of a virgin, that He gave His life on the cross where He, who knew no sin, was made sin for us; that He was buried and arose again from the dead, afterward He ascended into Heaven, from where He will come again.

(John 5:39; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Corinthians 15:4; Acts 2:9-11)

We believe that we are saved by grace through faith, apart from works, that the sinner who repents and personally accepts the finished work of Christ on the cross becomes a child of God, is made a new creature and is indwelt by the Holy Spirit.

(Ephesians 2:8,9; John 1:12; 2 Corinthians 5:17; John 14:17)

We believe that Jesus Christ is coming again for His Church, to establish His kingdom on earth, to judge the wicked and the lost, cast death and hell into the Lake of Eternal Fire and dwell with the saints for ever and ever.

(John 14:3; Titus 1:13; 1 Thess. 5:16.17; Rev. 20:6,14,15; 22:1-5)

We believe that through the preaching, teaching and living example of God's love here at Jericho Road Ministries, Inc., men, women and children will find a life changing experience. Through the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, they may have victory over sin, come into fellowship with God and live a Spirit-filled, fruitful life in Christ. We believe that life in Christ will be reflected in self-sufficient living, responsible working and loving care for family and friends.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating564 of 102585 of 154
Fund acquisition rating570 of 102790 of 154
Resource allocation rating734 of 1027104 of 154
Asset utilization rating332 of 102553 of 154

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$111,902$97,742$83,489$100,015$125,958
Short-term investments$0$0$0$47,062$41,087
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$289,490$146,942$173,772$307,462$444,695
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,635,645$2,668,291$2,744,396$1,657,846$1,717,586
Other long-term assets$11,220$10,220$30,574$106,792$71,114
Total long-term assets$2,646,865$2,678,511$2,774,970$1,764,638$1,788,700
Total assets$2,936,355$2,825,453$2,948,742$2,072,100$2,233,395
Payables and accrued expenses$18,215$17,634$8,541$7,990$2,426
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$18,215$17,634$8,541$7,990$2,426
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$71,889$114,156$126,030$70,240$217,799
Total long-term liabilities$1,432,771$1,499,029$1,583,251$594,798$787,090
Total liabilities$1,450,986$1,516,663$1,591,792$602,788$789,516
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$1,485,369$1,308,790$1,356,950$1,469,312$1,443,879
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,485,369$1,308,790$1,356,950$1,469,312$1,443,879
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$386,952$337,815$398,552$507,490$632,760
Program service revenue$2,740$12,850$7,422$8,419$6,775
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$200$839$2,068$252$7,144
Other revenue$1,505,224$1,170,368$957,390$1,089,566$1,162,318
Total other revenue$1,508,164$1,184,057$966,880$1,098,237$1,176,237
Total revenue$1,895,116$1,521,872$1,365,432$1,605,727$1,808,997
Program services$1,302,581$1,249,365$1,164,596$1,345,555$1,354,179
Management and general$356,202$275,155$226,856$172,703$173,162
Total expenses$1,718,537$1,570,032$1,477,794$1,585,217$1,594,817
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$176,579($48,160)($112,362)$20,510$214,180
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$176,579($48,160)($112,362)$20,510$214,180


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

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 7/5/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


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:

8,034 shelter nights provided
61,478 pounds of food distributed
1,868 households helped
429 recovery program classes attended