Brother Bryan Rescue Mission

Summary

Serving the economically, emotionally, and spiritually impoverished men of the Birmingham area.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Brother Bryan Rescue Mission
PO Box 11254
Birmingham, AL 35202

Website: bbmission.com

Phone: 205-322-0092

Email: https://bbmission.com/contact/


Organization details

EIN: 630322672

CEO/President: Jim Etheredge

Chairman: Dean Nix

Board size: 12

Founder:

Year founded: 1981

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

BBM's goal is for each client to return to his family, church, and community: free from addiction, with stable employment and housing, and with healthy relationships toward God and others.


Mission statement

To equip our clients to return to their families, churches, and communities: 1) free from addiction 2) with stable employment and housing 3) and with healthy relationships with God and others.


Statement of faith

We believe in one God, Creator and Lord of the Universe, the co-eternal Trinity; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

We believe that God became flesh in the human life of Jesus Christ, who was with God before the beginning of time.

We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died an atoning death on the cross, rose bodily from the dead and ascended to heaven where, as truly God and truly man, He is the only mediator between God and man.

We believe that the Bible is God's authoritative and inspired Word, which, by the guidance of the Holy Spirit, brings the very thoughts of God to the hearer's or reader's consciousness.

We believe that the role of the church in God's kingdom is worship and witness concerning its head, Jesus Christ, preaching the Gospel to all people and demonstrating its commitment by compassionate service to the needs of human beings and promoting righteousness and justice.

We believe that all people are lost sinners and cannot experience the Kingdom of God except through the new birth. Justification is by grace, through faith, in Christ alone.

We believe in the triumphant return of Jesus Christ for His church, and life eternal in Heaven for the redeemed.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating523 of 66075 of 91
Fund acquisition rating527 of 66273 of 91
Resource allocation rating528 of 66273 of 91
Asset utilization rating288 of 66046 of 91

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
10%17%20%16%22%3%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
9%16%18%15%20%2%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
90%90%88%88%90%86%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
9%16%19%19%23%2%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
10%10%12%12%10%14%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%73%68%70%67%88%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%99%95%78%85%98%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%73%65%54%56%87%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%1%5%22%15%2%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%0%3%15%11%1%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%11%13%12%10%9%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.570.560.520.500.570.52
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
4.213.043.063.112.382.44
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.491.691.601.571.351.26
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.980.000.000.000.000.00
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.000.000.000.000.00
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.217.097.517.658.909.54
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%4%4%5%6%0%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
1%4%4%5%6%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
147%172%183%189%165%194%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$409,735$413,241$398,377$256,561$235,663
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$0$0
Short-term investments$71,529$65,155$62,606$261,599$249,880
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$481,264$478,396$460,983$518,160$485,543
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$980,162$985,947$973,742$714,706$699,457
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$980,162$985,947$973,742$714,706$699,457
Total assets$1,461,426$1,464,343$1,434,725$1,232,866$1,185,000
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$0$0$0$0$0
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Debt$56,489$63,776$70,761$77,456$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$56,489$63,776$70,761$77,456$0
Total liabilities$56,489$63,776$70,761$77,456$0
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$1,321,308$1,329,312$1,301,358$1,112,251$1,169,384
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$83,629$71,255$62,606$43,159$15,616
Net assets$1,404,937$1,400,567$1,363,964$1,155,410$1,185,000
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$739,736$708,073$822,466$742,002$537,325
Program service revenue$72,505$89,388$92,792$71,549$73,073
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$6,424$2,599$13,043$8,211$8,293
Other revenue$470$1,306$3,185$3,254$3,024
Total other revenue$79,399$93,293$109,020$83,014$84,390
Total revenue$819,135$801,366$931,486$825,016$621,715
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$596,663$521,319$503,190$464,837$540,102
Management and general$90,664$100,551$84,141$70,396$56,538
Fundraising$127,438$142,893$135,601$163,051$14,267
Total expenses$814,765$764,763$722,932$698,284$610,907
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$4,370$36,603$208,554$126,732$10,808
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$4,370$36,603$208,554$126,732$10,808

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History

The Reverend James Alexander Bryan, "Brother Bryan", was one of the best known and well thought of men to have lived in Birmingham, Alabama.

He came to Birmingham in 1889 to pastor the Third Presbyterian Church. He remained the pastor until his death in 1941.

It was said of Brother Bryan that he did more for the homeless of Birmingham than anyone before him. Before he died, Brother Bryan made a request to a few of his closest friends to establish a place that would take the poor and down-trodden men of Birmingham off the streets and give them food, shelter and care.

Dr. Henry Edmonds, Rev. James Mansfield, Judge Roger Snyder, Rev. James Cantrell and a few others began the mission in 1940 in five rooms on the top floor of a building located at 406 South 20th Street. On February 14, 1941 the mission was incorporated as the Brother Bryan Community Center.

Over the years the Mission changed its name to Brother Bryan Mission and moved three times before coming to the current location at 1616 Second Avenue North.

Today, Brother Bryan Mission is a 65 bed facility using the resources of food, clothing, shelter and other intangible assets to minister the gospel of Jesus Christ to those in need of help and healing.


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