Downtown Rescue Mission Inc.

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The Downtown Rescue Mission, an Alabama non-profit organization, is a place of refuge offering different programs for the homeless of our community. Men, women, and children can find a warm meal and a safe place to stay at our campus. For more than four decades, the Lord has used our programs and services to rescue and transform lives for His glory. We are a Christ-centered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to bringing the hope of the Gospel to the hurting, hungry, and homeless in our community.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Downtown Rescue Mission Inc.
1400 Evangel Drive NW
Huntsville, AL 35816


Phone: (256) 536-2441


Organization details

EIN: 630735295

CEO/President: Keith Overholt

Chairman: John Hamilton

Board size: 18

Founder: Rev. Bobby LeCroy

Year founded: 1979

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1994


More than emergency meals and shelter, we work to bring lasting change to homeless lives and long-term hope to our community.

Mission statement

Our mission is to serve homeless people throughout northern Alabama and southern Tennessee by providing Christ-filled care to those in desperate need.

Statement of faith

We believe there is one God, eternal, existing as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe the Bible to be God's Word inspired by the Holy Spirit.

We believe that man was created in the image of God, holy and innocent, but in his fallen state is in need of salvation.

We believe that Jesus Christ is God, born of a virgin. He gave His life on the Cross where He, Who knew no sin, was made sin for us; He was buried and rose again from the dead and ascended into heaven and is coming again.

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

We believe that Jesus Christ is coming again for His church, to establish His Kingdom on earth, to judge the wicked and to dwell with the saints of God forever.

We believe that through preaching, teaching and ministering, the Downtown Rescue Mission must use all of its resources and activities to bring people under the power of the Gospel, that they may have victory over sin, come into fellowship with God and live a Spirit filled, fruitful life.

We believe marriage is a holy matrimony ordained by God between a man and a woman.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating223 of 94049 of 160
Fund acquisition rating575 of 94299 of 160
Resource allocation rating201 of 94240 of 160
Asset utilization rating226 of 94045 of 160

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$130,748$604,566$979,979$2,806,802$1,569,224
Short-term investments$0$0$6,895,841$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,122,712$1,122,033$8,524,055$3,949,219$2,280,409
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$7,028,175$7,268,498$0$7,055,802$7,112,932
Other long-term assets$5,774,991$5,777,768$5,779,799$5,775,979$5,814,329
Total long-term assets$12,803,166$13,046,266$5,779,799$12,831,781$12,927,261
Total assets$13,925,878$14,168,299$14,303,854$16,781,000$15,207,670
Payables and accrued expenses$217,144$308,174$194,940$183,889$126,538
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$217,144$308,174$194,940$183,889$126,538
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,375,346$1,344,718$1,314,726$1,318,069$1,325,725
Total long-term liabilities$4,968,951$5,066,112$4,861,287$7,023,624$7,729,954
Total liabilities$5,186,095$5,374,286$5,056,227$7,207,513$7,856,492
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$8,739,783$4,259,194$4,443,350$5,358,286$4,957,458
With donor restrictions$0$4,534,819$4,804,277$4,215,201$2,393,720
Net assets$8,739,783$8,794,013$9,247,627$9,573,487$7,351,178
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Total contributions$9,244,530$8,857,014$4,324,171$10,751,776$10,866,393
Program service revenue$76,993$32,020$17,865$13,790$16,430
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$76,993$32,020$17,865$13,790$16,430
Total revenue$9,321,523$8,889,034$4,342,036$10,765,566$10,882,823
Program services$7,951,719$8,009,754$4,113,564$7,132,861$8,005,282
Management and general$305,062$296,192$103,715$163,413$88,841
Total expenses$9,375,753$9,342,648$4,667,896$8,473,047$9,097,104
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($54,230)($453,614)($325,860)$2,292,519$1,785,719
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($54,230)($453,614)($325,860)$2,292,519$1,785,719


Keith OverholtCEO$135,135

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 9/24/2021. To update the information below, please email:


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