Downtown Rescue Mission Inc.


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 77251 of 146
Fund acquisition rating469 of 77386 of 146
Resource allocation rating102 of 77328 of 146
Asset utilization rating319 of 77266 of 146

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$604,566$979,979$2,806,802$1,569,224$68,508
Short-term investments$0$6,895,841$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,122,033$8,524,055$3,949,219$2,280,409$1,227,797
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$7,268,498$0$7,055,802$7,112,932$7,466,136
Other long-term assets$5,777,768$5,779,799$5,775,979$5,814,329$0
Total long-term assets$13,046,266$5,779,799$12,831,781$12,927,261$7,466,136
Total assets$14,168,299$14,303,854$16,781,000$15,207,670$8,693,933
Payables and accrued expenses$308,174$194,940$183,889$126,538$120,433
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$308,174$194,940$183,889$126,538$120,433
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,344,718$1,314,726$1,318,069$1,325,725$145,268
Total long-term liabilities$5,066,112$4,861,287$7,023,624$7,729,954$3,008,041
Total liabilities$5,374,286$5,056,227$7,207,513$7,856,492$3,128,474
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$4,534,819$4,804,277$4,215,201$2,393,720$673,313
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$8,794,013$9,247,627$9,573,487$7,351,178$5,565,459
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$8,857,014$4,324,171$10,751,776$10,866,393$7,618,648
Program service revenue$32,020$17,865$13,790$16,430$16,293
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$32,020$17,865$13,790$16,430$16,293
Total revenue$8,889,034$4,342,036$10,765,566$10,882,823$7,634,941
Program services$8,009,754$4,113,564$7,132,861$8,005,282$6,146,061
Management and general$296,192$103,715$163,413$88,841$89,394
Total expenses$9,342,648$4,667,896$8,473,047$9,097,104$7,226,810
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($453,614)($325,860)$2,292,519$1,785,719$408,131
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($453,614)($325,860)$2,292,519$1,785,719$408,131


Keith OverholtCEO$120,146

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2019

Response from ministry

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