Miracle Hill Ministries, Inc.

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Miracle Hill Ministries Inc. ("MHM") exists that those most in need receive food, shelter, and compassion while hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ and becoming productive members of society.

Working in cooperation with other agencies, Miracle Hill Ministries, Inc. has constantly adapted to serve those in greatest need. Flexibility and compassion have been, and will continue to be, our greatest assets.

Contact information

Mailing address:
P. O. Box 2546
Greenville, SC 29602-2546

Website: www.miraclehill.org

Phone: (864) 268-4357

Email: mhmi@miraclehill.org

Organization details

EIN: 570425826

CEO/President: Mr. Reid Lehman

Chairman: Tommy Holt

Board size: 16


Year founded: 1937

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1992


Compassion...making a difference. Jude 22

    Together with a compassionate community we...
  • Provide assistance for basic human needs
  • Seek to preserve families, restore broken families, and help strengthen new families
  • Equip those in our care to become active in local churches and productive in society
  • Empower employees and volunteers to become compassionate, skilled, and effective Christ honoring servants
  • Provide an organized way for local churches to help people with special needs
  • Exist as an opportunity for the community to make effective change in our society as a whole and primarily in the lives of those we serve.
  • Providing a unique blend of social assistance in a distinctive Evangelical Christian framework, Miracle Hill Ministries' staff share Christ with everyone we serve and serve everyone fairly, regardless of spiritual decisions.

Mission statement

Miracle Hill Ministries, Inc.("MHM") uses the following to express its mission:

Miracle Hill Ministries exists that those most in need receive food, shelter, and compassion while hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ and becoming productive members of society.

Following our motto, If you cannot find a friend in the world, you can find one here, Miracle Hill Ministries seeks to glorify God in all we do as we follow Christ's words:

"For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed me." Matthew 25:35-36

Statement of faith

Miracle Hill uses the following to express its believes:

Although focused on meeting the needs of the hurting and the poor, we believe that food, clothing, shelter, and rehabilitation will not provide a true and lasting hope. Each individual has been created in the image of God, but separated from Him through sin. Improvement in morals or physical condition cannot meet all the needs of a sinner. Eternal life through a relationship with Jesus Christ transforms a person as the Spirit of God applies the Word of God to each area of life.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating102 of 81927 of 150
Fund acquisition rating308 of 81957 of 150
Resource allocation rating114 of 81927 of 150
Asset utilization rating187 of 81940 of 150

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,534,245$1,450,563$1,249,245$1,588,658$734,385
Short-term investments$1,502,489$1,907,422$1,132,561$910,144$947,056
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$5,538,060$4,794,579$4,129,031$4,464,137$4,137,371
Long-term investments$6,379,278$6,536,248$6,577,340$5,969,084$6,135,967
Fixed assets$18,833,020$18,758,675$19,817,125$19,897,578$17,217,512
Other long-term assets$8,000$8,000$8,000$73,961$0
Total long-term assets$25,220,298$25,302,923$26,402,465$25,940,623$23,353,479
Total assets$30,758,358$30,097,502$30,531,496$30,404,760$27,490,850
Payables and accrued expenses$1,038,379$473,156$401,049$345,158$335,693
Other current liabilities$0$566,904$590,590$630,448$660,677
Total current liabilities$1,038,379$1,040,060$991,639$975,606$996,370
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$252,230$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$6,728,511$7,000,361$7,214,006$7,805,521$5,459,293
Total liabilities$7,766,890$8,040,421$8,205,645$8,781,127$6,455,663
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$2,468,844$1,702,673$1,637,337$2,217,906$2,474,666
Permanently restricted$5,445,737$5,444,737$5,412,259$4,790,256$4,780,430
Net assets$22,991,468$22,057,081$22,325,851$21,623,633$21,035,187
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Total contributions$17,885,292$16,327,553$16,725,066$15,616,419$16,309,369
Program service revenue$8,038,860$7,464,528$7,290,802$6,640,610$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$305,423$674,697$820,151($212,992)$278,972
Other revenue$713,251$736,642$490,205$444,715$364,067
Total other revenue$9,057,534$8,875,867$8,601,158$6,872,333$643,039
Total revenue$26,942,826$25,203,420$25,326,224$22,488,752$16,952,408
Program services$22,542,131$21,734,711$21,274,457$19,688,309$12,813,897
Management and general$2,102,286$2,632,770$2,386,070$2,050,214$1,626,001
Total expenses$26,008,439$25,472,190$24,624,008$22,889,377$15,757,432
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$934,387($268,770)$702,216($400,625)$1,194,976
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$934,387($268,770)$702,216($400,625)$1,194,976


Ken KruithofCOO$103,639
Reid LehmanPres/CEO$101,846
Wayne CopelandFormer Cfo/Treas$94,574
Ryan DuerkVP of Adult Ministries$62,897
Tim SmithVP of Human Resources$61,278
John FiedlerFormer VP Thrift Operations$55,358
Jacob EdmistenVP of Development$53,080
Annette LehmanCorporate Secretary$43,242
Karen BushaVP of Childrens Ministries$25,696

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2019

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 3/30/2020. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


Miracle Hill Ministries,Inc.("MHM") history:

1937- The Gospel Rescue Mission was established by a group of Christian businessman in response to the devastation caused by Great Depression.

1955- Incorporated as Greenville Rescue Mission, the ministry sheltered adults and children under one roof, providing food, shelter, and compassion to those in greatest need.

1957- The Miracle Hill Children's Home was established on land originally designated as a farm for recovering alcoholics. The Board of Directors and leaders of the mission recognized a greater need for a resident home for children.

The ministry is incorporated as Miracle Hill Ministries, Inc. with Greenville Rescue Mission, Miracle Hill Children's Home and Miracle Hill Industries serving as arms of ministry outreach. Miracle Hill Industries begins with one small thrift store and a milk truck donated by a local dairy.

1990- Palmetto Boy's Shelter is established at the request of state officials for troubled and at-risk boys ages 11 to 17.

1993- Shepard's Gate is opened in response to the growing need for homeless services for women, children and families.

1995- Operation Andrew, a local emergency food ministry joins Miracle Hill Ministries as the food outreach arm of the ministry.

2000- On November 20, 2000, Harbor of Hope, opened in time to serve Thanksgiving dinner to Cherokee County's hungry. Since then, Harbor of Hope has operated at near capacity each night providing emergency care for transients, the stranded, the homeless, the evicted and those fleeing domestic violence.

2001- On July 1, 2002, Spartanburg's Downtown Rescue Mission formally came under Miracle Hill Ministries' umbrella as Miracle Life Mission. It is dedicated to providing short-term emergency care for the stranded, homeless and evicted of Spartanburg.

Program accomplishments

Although Miracle Hill Ministries does not state on the website their accomplishments in numbers, they have provided food, shelter, and compassion while sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with the homeless, the stranded, the evicted and abused for the past 60 years while helping them to become productive members of society.


Miracle Hill Ministries, Inc. has communicated the following needs:

Each outreach division has listed its individual needs. For more information on any of these please go to the Miracle Hill Ministries website.