The Foundry Ministries


Since our inception, The Foundry Ministries has been God's work in progress. As the tragedies of substance abuse, broken families, poor choices and economic hardships bring an ever-increasing number of men, women and families to our doors, we continue to create more opportunities to share His hope and mercy with the homeless and broken.

Contact information

Mailing address:
The Foundry Ministries
PO Box 824
Bessemer, AL 35021


Phone: 205-424-4673


Organization details

EIN: 630624278

CEO/President: Micah Andrews

Chairman: Tom Mayfield

Board size: 16

Founder: Sam Reynolds

Year founded: 1972

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


The Foundry helps hundreds of families each year through Christ-centered recovery. Permanently transformed lives through Christ-centered ministries is the vision behind our story and our process.

Mission statement

To restore hope and rebuild the lives of the addict, the ex-inmate and the homeless through Christ-centered Recovery, Reentry and Rescue.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating54 of 6609 of 91
Fund acquisition rating305 of 66242 of 91
Resource allocation rating59 of 6628 of 91
Asset utilization rating20 of 6604 of 91

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$298,345$232,895$249,390$250,331$216,226
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$506,736$618,046$598,574$957,391$890,466
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$5,075,223$4,412,767$4,993,175$4,483,799$6,572,189
Other long-term assets$39,855$54,717$23,708$27,231$30,755
Total long-term assets$5,115,078$4,467,484$5,016,883$4,511,030$6,602,944
Total assets$5,621,814$5,085,530$5,615,457$5,468,421$7,493,410
Payables and accrued expenses$459,807$261,897$245,860$347,106$217,653
Other current liabilities$124,961$148,150$31,557$63,756$93,785
Total current liabilities$584,768$410,047$277,417$410,862$311,438
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,634,860$318,125$166,892$179,887$95,121
Total long-term liabilities$2,642,337$1,711,174$1,493,565$1,464,883$1,562,209
Total liabilities$3,227,105$2,121,221$1,770,982$1,875,745$1,873,647
Net assets20182017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$0$0$724,110$800,594$2,600,000
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$2,394,709$2,964,309$3,844,475$3,592,676$5,619,763
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,752,722$4,886,740$4,927,821$5,107,325$2,227,936
Program service revenue$1,652,194$1,744,955$1,473,200$1,474,247$757,663
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$67($2,607)($82,550)($2,001,173)($85,150)
Other revenue$393,704$421,875$830,960$171,972$459,040
Total other revenue$2,045,965$2,164,223$2,221,610($354,954)$1,131,553
Total revenue$7,798,687$7,050,963$7,149,431$4,752,371$3,359,489
Program services$7,484,022$7,208,968$6,216,795$5,774,056$3,069,730
Management and general$331,467$295,294$281,776$371,176$189,082
Total expenses$8,368,287$7,931,129$6,897,632$6,779,456$3,567,901
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($569,600)($880,166)$251,799($2,027,085)($208,412)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($569,600)($880,166)$251,799($2,027,085)($208,412)

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1971 - Bessemer Rescue Mission is founded by Sam Reynolds. Rev. Bob Bell, a recovered alcoholic, is appointed the first executive director.

1978 - With the help of Board Chairman Rev. Gerald Price and his friends, Bessemer Rescue Mission constructs a 5,000-square-foot building.

1992 - Bessemer Rescue Mission opens a shelter for women.

1996 - Rev. Bill Heintz becomes executive director of the Bessemer Rescue Mission with a vision to provide a place for men and women addicted to drugs and alcohol to permanently transform their lives through the power of Jesus Christ.

1997 - First Alliance Church in Bessemer is purchased and renovated to provide additional beds for men in the long-term Recovery Program, marking the beginning of the City of Hope.

1998 - Auto Center opens.

2004 - City of Hope changes its name to The Foundry Rescue Mission and Recovery Center. The original mission building is renovated to include a commercial kitchen, dining room, and food pantry. The Foundry Thrift Store relocates and becomes Alabama's largest thrift store.

2005 - The Foundry merges with Re-Entry Ministries. The First Baptist Church of Bessemer is purchased to become the Foundry Women's Center.

2006 - The Foundry Medical Center opens.

2007 - The Foundry opens a new Worship Center, which includes a 600-seat auditorium for weekly worship services.

2008 - The Women's Dormitory opens, offering shelter for 52 women in the Recovery Program. The Foundry Farm opens near Cullman, AL as an extension of the Men's Recovery Program. The Education Center opens.

2010 - The former women's facility is renovated to provide transitional housing for up to 12 women who have completed the Recovery Program. The Foundry Dental Center opens.

2011 - The Foundry celebrates 40 years of reshaping lives. A new Foundry Thrift Store opens in Cullman.

2012 - The Foundry Thrift Store in Bessemer relocates to a larger space in Fairfield.

2014 - The name is updated to The Foundry Ministries. A collaboration forms with Changes Lives Christian Center (CLCC) in Birmingham.

2016 - The Foundry Farm expands to double capacity in Cullman. Micah Andrews becomes CEO.

2017 - The Foundry Thrift Store in Pelham is opened.

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