Home of Grace

The information on this page was last updated 5/8/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


The Home of Grace, a nationally known addiction recovery program, has helped tens of thousands of individuals battle various types of addiction. In operation since 1965, we have used hands-on experience to build an addiction recovery program filled with success stories.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Home of Grace
PO Box 5009
Vancleave, MS 39565

Website: homeofgrace.org

Phone: 228-826-5283

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 646034485

CEO/President: Josh Barton

Chairman: Jess Dickinson

Board size: 14

Founder: Rev. Bill Barton Sr.

Ruling year: 1967

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Our vision: To be the leader in successful recovery by introducing Jesus Christ as the catalyst for Hope, Healing and Quality of Life.

Mission statement

Offering freedom from addiction through Christ-centered recovery since 1965.

Statement of faith

We hold the Bible to be the divinely inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God.

We believe in one true God, existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

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

We hold that man was created in the image of God, holy and innocent in his original form; that of his own choice, has sinned, and, as a result, brought death, corruption and divine condemnation upon all humanity. Man, by his own work or merit, is incapable of satisfying the judgment of God. Those who are not redeemed by Jesus Christ are eternally separated from God.

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

We believe God wonderfully and immutably created each person as either biologically male or female, and through His perfect design, has so instituted the sexual and intimate union of these two sexes exclusively and monogamously within the covenant of marriage.

Donor confidence score

Show donor confidence score details

Transparency grade


To understand our transparency grade, click here.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating1046 of 1110116 of 121
Fund acquisition rating1029 of 1111103 of 121
Resource allocation rating654 of 111183 of 121
Asset utilization rating1080 of 1110114 of 121

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
Operating ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
Investing ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
Liquidity ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
Solvency ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses


Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$60,778$91,520$220,807$85,327$52,848
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$991,622$1,103,444$1,262,725$748,710$286,008
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$6,859,412$6,588,074$6,397,691$2,980,314$3,207,234
Other long-term assets$300$300$300$0$734
Total long-term assets$6,859,712$6,588,374$6,397,991$2,980,314$3,207,968
Total assets$7,851,334$7,691,818$7,660,716$3,729,024$3,493,976
Payables and accrued expenses$210,763$238,353$194,870$172,458$101,757
Other current liabilities$135,238$145,452$155,550$0$0
Total current liabilities$346,001$383,805$350,420$172,458$101,757
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$127,935
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$351,903$391,379$136,106
Total liabilities$346,001$383,805$702,323$563,837$237,863
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$7,283,674$7,196,446$6,863,753$3,034,672$3,066,015
With donor restrictions$221,659$111,567$94,640$130,515$190,098
Net assets$7,505,333$7,308,013$6,958,393$3,165,187$3,256,113
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,706,172$1,470,662$4,802,941$1,406,410$1,614,999
Program service revenue$1,365,903$1,847,665$1,918,013$1,409,645$1,733,002
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$8,498$5,751$4,857$2,165($120,914)
Other revenue$355,887$239,191$257,374$114,253$174,481
Total other revenue$1,730,288$2,092,607$2,180,244$1,526,063$1,786,569
Total revenue$3,436,460$3,563,269$6,983,185$2,932,473$3,401,568
Program services$2,549,321$2,567,425$2,479,280$2,449,200$2,784,177
Management and general$301,146$257,612$213,724$325,366$255,795
Total expenses$3,239,140$3,213,649$3,038,732$3,023,403$3,408,687
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$197,320$349,620$3,944,453($90,930)($7,119)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$197,320$349,620$3,944,453($90,930)($7,119)


Josh BartonExec. Director$105,000

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023

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 5/8/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Where It All Began

In 1964, Rev. Bill Barton Sr., while pastoring a church in Pascagoula, Mississippi, took thirteen men to a Christian recovery program for alcoholics in Tallulah Falls, Georgia called the Victory Home. He became convinced God was calling him to establish a home for alcoholics in Mississippi.

Out of obedience to what he believed to be God's will for his life, he returned home and asked eighteen men to be on the board of directors for the Home of Grace. E.H. Bacot soon donated ten acres of land nestled on the banks of Bluff Creek to the ministry. A small house trailer was also donated by C.D. and Norris Faggard.

In January 1965, even before there was electrical power, the first man entered the Home of Grace. Since that time thousands of men, women and children have been served through the ministries of the Home of Grace.

Each person who comes to the Home of Grace deserves our utmost attention and God's intervention in their life. We thank God both for the privilege of helping those in need as well as for the faith that we will be able to serve many more even more effectively in years to come.

Rev. Bill and Jean Barton

In today's world, it's hard to imagine that we could dare call anyone a legend, but that's exactly what Rev. Bill Barton is- a legend. With a vision in his heart, a few faithful friends, and God's continual blessing, Bro. Bill and his wife, Jean, founded the Home of Grace to bring light into the darkened lives of those who struggle with addiction.

Since 1965, the Home of Grace has continued to be a light in the community. It has provided a place for men and women to seek refuge and renewal from a life of chaos and danger. The Bartons' vision of transforming hearts in order to transform lives has remained the constant core of the Home of Grace's success.

One of the overriding evidences that someone has a genuine relationship with our living Savior is their consistent attitude of joy and outlook on life. Bill and Jean Barton exemplified that joy and freely gave of themselves so others may find the same joy.

Program accomplishments

427 Clients Served

329 Men

98 Women 2022 Report

14 States

5,124 Counseling Sessions

829 Apps Received

114 Professions of Faith

13 GES's Received


Your donation supports the scholarship fund, allowing us to offer food, housing, counseling, teaching, life skills and other services at a fraction of the cost compared to for-profit rehabilitation centers.