Miracle Hill Ministries, Inc.

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Miracle Hill Ministries is South Carolina's largest and most comprehensive provider of homeless services. At our core, we exist to serve the homeless-physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We help point individuals to Christ so that they may move toward wholeness, stability, and healthy relationships.

Homeless Ministries - Miracle Hill operates four adult rescue missions across the Upstate. These allow us to provide emergency shelter and community for people who need it most.

Children's Ministries - Through our Children's Home - a foster care community and Foster Care Program, Miracle Hill acts as a place of refuge for children.

Addiction Recovery - We empower men and women to live drug & alcohol free lifestyles using a Biblical adaptation of the 12-step recovery model.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Miracle Hill Ministries, Inc.
490 S. Pleasantburg Drive
Greenville, SC 29607

Website: www.miraclehill.org

Phone: (864) 268-4357

Email: mhmi@miraclehill.org

Organization details

EIN: 570425826

CEO/President: Ryan Duerk

Chairman: K. Miller

Board size: 11


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

We Believe...

The Bible to be the only inspired, infallible, inerrant and authoritative Word of God. 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet 1:20-21

That there is one God, creator of heaven and earth, eternally existent in three distinctive persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 1 Tim. 2:5; Gen 1:1; Mt. 3:16-17; Mt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14; John 10:30

In the deity and humanity of Jesus Christ; that He was born of a virgin; that we are redeemed by His atoning death through His shed blood; that He bodily resurrected and ascended into heaven and that He will come again in power and great glory to judge the living and the dead. Eph. 1:7-10; Acts 1:9-11; Mt. 1:23-25; 1 Cor. 15:1-8; 2 Tim. 4:1

In the value and dignity of all people created in God's image, but alienated from God and each other because of our sin and guilt and justly subject to God's wrath. Gen. 1:26-27; Psalm 139:13; Mt. 22:37-39; Rom. 12:20-21; Gal. 6:10; Eph. 2:1-3; Rom. 5:12

That regeneration by the Holy Spirit by grace through faith is essential for the salvation of lost and sinful people. Tit. 3:4-7; Eph. 2:8-9; 2 Cor. 6:2

In the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting solely through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. Col. 1:13-14; 1 Thess. 4:16-17; John 3:16

That the Holy Spirit unites all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that together they form one body - the church. 1 Cor. 12:12-13; 1 Cor. 12:27

God ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood or adoption, and that God's design for marriage is the legal joining of one man and one woman in a life-long covenant relationship. Gen. 1:26-28; Eph. 5:21-6:4; Mt. 19:4-6

God creates each person as either male or female, and these two distinct, complementary sexes, together reflect the image and nature of God. Gen. 1:27; Gen. 2:18

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating126 of 94131 of 160
Fund acquisition rating355 of 94361 of 160
Resource allocation rating167 of 94333 of 160
Asset utilization rating238 of 94148 of 160

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,568,224$1,534,245$1,450,563$1,249,245$1,588,658
Short-term investments$1,291,767$1,502,489$1,907,422$1,132,561$910,144
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$7,360,759$5,538,060$4,794,579$4,129,031$4,464,137
Long-term investments$6,292,437$6,379,278$6,536,248$6,577,340$5,969,084
Fixed assets$18,544,184$18,833,020$18,758,675$19,817,125$19,897,578
Other long-term assets$8,000$8,000$8,000$8,000$73,961
Total long-term assets$24,844,621$25,220,298$25,302,923$26,402,465$25,940,623
Total assets$32,205,380$30,758,358$30,097,502$30,531,496$30,404,760
Payables and accrued expenses$1,001,985$1,038,379$473,156$401,049$345,158
Other current liabilities$0$0$566,904$590,590$630,448
Total current liabilities$1,001,985$1,038,379$1,040,060$991,639$975,606
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$256,393$252,230$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$8,529,300$6,728,511$7,000,361$7,214,006$7,805,521
Total liabilities$9,531,285$7,766,890$8,040,421$8,205,645$8,781,127
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$15,176,876$14,651,711$14,909,671$15,276,255$14,615,471
With donor restrictions$7,497,219$7,914,581$7,147,410$7,049,596$7,008,162
Net assets$22,674,095$22,991,468$22,057,081$22,325,851$21,623,633
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Total contributions$16,603,254$17,885,292$16,327,553$16,725,066$15,616,419
Program service revenue$9,814,318$8,038,860$7,464,528$7,290,802$6,640,610
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$347,402$305,423$674,697$820,151($212,992)
Other revenue$440,333$713,251$736,642$490,205$444,715
Total other revenue$10,602,053$9,057,534$8,875,867$8,601,158$6,872,333
Total revenue$27,205,307$26,942,826$25,203,420$25,326,224$22,488,752
Program services$21,870,178$22,542,131$21,734,711$21,274,457$19,688,309
Management and general$2,238,957$2,102,286$2,632,770$2,386,070$2,050,214
Total expenses$25,342,309$26,008,439$25,472,190$24,624,008$22,889,377
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$1,862,998$934,387($268,770)$702,216($400,625)
Other changes in net assets($2,180,371)$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($317,373)$934,387($268,770)$702,216($400,625)


Ken KruithofCOO$106,948
Reid LehmanPast Ceo/Ministry Con.$102,794
Rick IngramCFO/Treas$86,209
Karen BushaVP of Childrens Ministries$75,721
Ryan DuerkFormer VP of Adult Min./CEO$69,494
George AllwesVP of Thrift Operations$66,054
Tim SmithVP of Human Resources$64,435
Jacob EdmistenVP of Development$63,193
Tim BrownFormer Dir. Overcomer Cntr./ VP of Adult Min.$50,758
Annette GonzalesCorporate Secretary$50,106

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

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 6/4/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


The Great Depression gave a new meaning to the word "despair," especially for those who did not know where they would sleep or how their next meal would be supplied. With a heart for the hurting and a desire to share the Gospel, in 1937, a group of local businessmen responded to the need by creating a soup kitchen and small mission in Greenville, South Carolina.

With the support of the community, a lodge was built in 1948 with 12 beds for transient men on the first floor and mothers with children on the second. This "Gospel Rescue Mission" grew along with the ever-increasing population of people experiencing homelessness, adding programs and shelters as the needs arose.

Miracle Hill's name developed from a miracle on "The Hill" at Miracle Hill Children's Home situated in the foothills near Table Rock. Volunteer construction workers prayed that the rain would hold off around their site - and it did - on what is now known as Miracle Hill.

Today, Miracle Hill Ministries operates four rescue missions, two addiction recovery programs, a foster home community, transitional homes, a foster care program, a food ministry program, eight thrift stores, and an auto sales operation-all of which contribute to our mission to serve people experiencing homelessness.

Through Christ's provision, hard work, dedication, and the support of our generous sponsors and partners, we're able to serve thousands of people in need in the Upstate each year. And while we're humbled to be able to help so many people move toward stability and wholeness, we haven't lost sight of where we came from.

Program accomplishments

In 2020, Miracle Hill impacted our Upstate communities through:

234,751 safe shelter beds provided

388,885 meals served to the hungry

826 adults found jobs or developed exit strategy

3,654 unique individuals served

557 children sheltered


Your gifts are greatly needed and appreciated as our shelters are always open and are critical to homeless adults, children in need of fostering, and adults battling addictions.