Gateway Rescue Mission

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Gateway Rescue Mission serves the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless. We do this by providing tasty, nutritious meals for the body, a clean bed for the night, and a message of hope in Jesus Christ for the soul.

We also offer programs for those seeking biblical life transformation.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Gateway Rescue Mission
PO Box 3763
Jackson, MS 39207


Phone: 601-353-5864

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 640369382

CEO/President: Rex Baker

Chairman: Robert Saums

Board size: 11

Founder: Captain Len Martin

Ruling year: 1960

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2012


We can't save anyone. That's God's job. Our job is to be a vessel. That's what we are at Gateway Rescue Mission... God's vessel to pour out His mercy on those whom He will show mercy right here in Jackson, Mississippi.

Gateway Rescue Mission serves the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless. We do this by providing tasty, nutritious meals for the body, a clean bed for the night, and a message of hope in Jesus Christ for the soul. We also offer programs for those seeking biblical life transformation.

Mission statement

Gateway Rescue Mission exists to offer life changing hope through the Gospel of Jesus Christ to homeless men, women, and children through programs to deliver food, shelter, counseling and discipleship.

Statement of faith

We believe:

In one Triune God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit, eternal in being, identical in nature, equal in power and glory and having precisely the same attributes and perfections (2 Corinthians 13:14)

In the plenary, verbal inspiration of the Scriptures, both of the Old and New Testaments. By this we understand that the Holy Spirit not only inspired the thoughts of the writers, but also formulated the very word structure into which the thoughts were cast with the result that the original documents were inerrant as to fact and infallible as to truth. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

That man was created in the image and likeness of God but through Adam's sin, became alienated from God, acquired a sin nature, and came under the judicial sentence of death (Genesis 1:25-27; Romans 3:22-23; 5:12-21; Ephesians 2:1-3,12)

That the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a propitiatory and substitutionary sacrifice, and that our redemption is made sure to us by His resurrection from the dead in the identical, though glorified, body in which He was crucified (John 1:1-2; Romans 3:24-25; 1 Peter 1:3-5)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is now in Heaven exalted at the right hand of God, where as High Priest for His people, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor and Advocate (Romans 8:34; Hebrews 9:24; 1 John 2:1-2)

That the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Godhead, in the present age indwells all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, baptizes them into the Body of Christ and seals them unto the day of redemption, and we believe that every believer is commanded of God to be filled with the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Ephesians 1:13-14, 5:18-20)

That salvation is the gift of God offered to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and that this salvation is sure and eternal (John 3:16, 10:28-30; 1 John 5:11-13)

That the Church is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons in this age irrespective of their affiliation with Christian organizations (Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:25-27; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14)

We believe in the resurrection of the Just and the Unjust where the Just will spend eternity with their heavenly Father and the Unjust in eternal separation from God in a place reserved for them in the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:11-15)

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating808 of 1097100 of 145
Fund acquisition rating673 of 109988 of 145
Resource allocation rating993 of 1099129 of 145
Asset utilization rating455 of 109752 of 145

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$75,225$53,669$49,058$49,295$68,869
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,656,648$2,025,883$1,123,560$757,275$570,179
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,098,292$1,465,002$1,477,135$1,516,159$1,959,910
Other long-term assets$9,857$6,808$6,808$12,556$14,378
Total long-term assets$2,108,149$1,471,810$1,483,943$1,528,715$1,974,288
Total assets$4,764,797$3,497,693$2,607,503$2,285,990$2,544,467
Payables and accrued expenses$144,872$94,058$94,204$131,958$101,861
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$144,872$94,058$94,204$131,958$101,861
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$217,600$0$0$8,867
Total long-term liabilities$0$217,600$0$0$8,867
Total liabilities$144,872$311,658$94,204$131,958$110,728
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$4,619,925$3,186,035$2,513,299$2,154,032$2,030,444
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$403,295
Net assets$4,619,925$3,186,035$2,513,299$2,154,032$2,433,739
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,997,825$2,546,550$2,363,624$2,351,918$2,072,792
Program service revenue$804,929$904,574$891,201$950,347$1,081,863
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$300,075$12,175$2,782($542,851)($90)
Other revenue$262,840$3,693$15,747$1,147$389,537
Total other revenue$1,367,844$920,442$909,730$408,643$1,471,310
Total revenue$4,365,669$3,466,992$3,273,354$2,760,561$3,544,102
Program services$1,923,554$1,894,679$2,041,273$2,103,284$2,060,338
Management and general$596,379$490,965$496,628$586,221$694,010
Total expenses$2,931,779$2,794,256$2,914,087$3,040,268$3,051,779
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$1,433,890$672,736$359,267($279,707)$492,323
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,433,890$672,736$359,267($279,707)$492,323


Bentley EdwardsCFO$98,077
Rex BakerExecutive Di$96,699

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2021

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/1/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Gateway Rescue Mission was founded by Captain Len Martin of the Jackson Fire Department in 1948. Captain Martin was compelled to help the homeless, and Gateway Rescue Mission remains faithful to the charge of helping the homeless. Offering hope through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Gateway Rescue Mission is committed to providing those in need with shelter, food, clothing, and rehabilitation.

Program accomplishments

We feed hungry people...3 square meals a day, 7 days a week.

We shelter the homeless...365 days a year.

We preach the Good News of Jesus Christ.

We help those struggling with addiction.


Gateway Rescue Mission is supported by financial contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, churches and the sales of donated items to our thrift store located in Pearl, MS. We accept no government or United Way funds. We can't do it without you!