Lexington Rescue Mission

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It often starts with a hot meal, hygiene supplies, or a warm bed. These simple acts of compassion can open the door to address the deeper issues that keep hurting people trapped in poverty and offer real hope for the future. The Mission is an interdenominational Christian non-profit organization that is governed by a local Board of Directors and is a certified member of Citygate Network.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Lexington Rescue Mission
444 Glen Arvin Ave
PO Box 1050
Lexington, KY 40508

Website: lexingtonrescue.org

Phone: 859-381-9600

Email: info@lexingtonrescue.org

Organization details

EIN: 611387338

CEO/President: Mrs. Laura E. Carr

Chairman: Gary Loucks

Board size: 10

Founder: Jim and Becky Connell

Ruling year: 2001

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2011


Reaching Hearts. Changing Lives. Since 2001, Lexington Rescue Mission has worked to rebuild lives that have been broken by poverty. Poverty steals peace. It crushes dignity. It destroys hope. So in all that we do, we invite people into the presence of Jesus Christ.

Mission statement

Lexington Rescue Mission exists to serve and glorify God through Christ-centered ministry that meets the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of hurting people in the greater Lexington area.

Statement of faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God and that there is one eternal God, who exists in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. This event we hold to be an experience, rather than a doctrinal supposition.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.

We believe in the spiritual unity of the believers in Christ, and together they form one body, the CHURCH.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating672 of 1022107 of 160
Fund acquisition rating605 of 102498 of 160
Resource allocation rating834 of 1024132 of 160
Asset utilization rating371 of 102266 of 160

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$117,834$70,113$37,743$348,816$30,086
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,287,648$319,624$187,244$636,534$254,442
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,145,564$1,339,452$1,266,853$1,215,518$341,892
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$2,886$5,773
Total long-term assets$2,145,564$1,339,452$1,266,853$1,218,404$347,665
Total assets$3,433,212$1,659,076$1,454,097$1,854,938$602,107
Payables and accrued expenses$110,941$71,543$65,857$64,508$49,871
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$110,941$71,543$65,857$64,508$49,871
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$180,244$187,451$544,242$203,163
Total liabilities$110,941$251,787$253,308$608,750$253,034
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$3,239,634$1,346,220$1,137,830$1,172,931$326,459
With donor restrictions$82,637$61,069$62,959$73,257$22,614
Net assets$3,322,271$1,407,289$1,200,789$1,246,188$349,073
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,777,692$1,902,966$1,635,927$2,262,228$1,338,631
Program service revenue$326,010$86,080$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$29$0$0$0
Other revenue$22,109$85,010$111,971$119,055$81,446
Total other revenue$348,119$171,119$111,971$119,055$81,446
Total revenue$4,125,811$2,074,085$1,747,898$2,381,283$1,420,077
Program services$1,516,322$1,224,934$1,215,582$925,745$880,195
Management and general$264,693$182,217$149,679$145,855$115,886
Total expenses$2,210,829$1,867,585$1,793,297$1,484,168$1,395,136
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$1,914,982$206,500($45,399)$897,115$24,941
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,914,982$206,500($45,399)$897,115$24,941


Laura CarrExec Dir (began Aug 2020)$72,512
Jim ConnellExec Dir (retired Aug 2020)$67,546
John A LindseyDirector of Administration$56,226

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

Response from ministry

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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: info@ministrywatch.com


In the fall of 2000, Jim and Becky Connell felt led by the Lord to start a ministry to the poor and homeless. In April 2001, Jim left his job in Columbus, Indiana, and moved to Lexington to start the Lexington Rescue Mission.

Four months later, the mission purchased a building on North Limestone with the help of a generous gift from a Lexington couple. On November 21, 2001, services started with a Thanksgiving banquet at Broadway Christian Church. The mission then opened its doors to anyone in need of food, clothing, and financial assistance and began offering Bible studies and chapel services for guests.

Since that time, the mission has grown and changed to meet the needs of those we serve. However, one thing remains the same: God is at work here, rebuilding broken lives.

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