Missions & Homes
Good Samaritan Mission
Good Samaritan Ministries was founded by Dr. Michael D. McClary and his late wife, Janet, in the summer of 1987.
Dr. McClary, himself a product of the destruction and devastation that the abuse of drugs and alcohol will bring, accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior in 1982, at the Union Mission in Norfolk, Virginia. Since then, he has never looked back. While serving on staff as both a chaplain and evening supervisor at the mission, Dr. McClary took correspondence courses in Biblical Theology, and was eventually ordained to preach in 1985. After a brief time of preparation as the chaplain of the Peninsula Rescue Mission in Newport News, Virginia, Dr. McClary was led to Richmond, Virginia to start an inner city outreach to those in need of a “touch from the Masters’ hand.”
Today, the Good Samaritan Ministry remains a multifaceted beacon of light to those wishing to both serve, and be served on behalf of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Hagerstown Rescue Mission
The Hope Center at Hagerstown Rescue Mission was started in 1955 in an old dance hall on Jail Alley in Hagerstown. Jim & Ellen Resh were called by God to start this outreach even though their own families were opposed it. Jim & Ellen moved their 5 children from a farm outside of Hagerstown to begin working with drunks.
The average age and type of person being helped at the Hope Center has changed during the years. In 1955 most people that were reached were middle-aged alcoholic men. Now the average age is 20's-30's and are guys addicted to both drugs and alcohol. The Hope Center has had a long history of reaching kids and teens. Conoco Camp, now Camp Wild, was started in the 1970's. There was also an afterschool program called the Lighthouse Kids Club. It's now known as Wildside Kids. There was also a teen ministry called YouthQuake (directed by current Executive Director Sonny Shank & wife Becky). It was revived in the 2000's as Extreme Impact and has now become Wildside Extreme.
The Hope Center was started as an outreach ministry to helping get drunk men off the streets. It's now become a multifaceted ministry with outreaches geared specifically for the homeless, men, women & kids.
Hope Children's Home
Founded in 1968, Hope Children's Home has rescued nearly 5,000 children between the ages of 2 and 18. Most of these children have been discarded, abused, unwanted, or orphaned. Some of them have faced life situations that left them a little off track. Our purpose at Hope Children's home is to share Christ with the children and mold them into Biblically educated members of our future society.
Lighthouse Children's Home
The Lighthouse Children's Home is located in Tallahassee, Florida and has been ministering to children and their families since 1977. The Lighthouse is an accredited Christian residential home for teen girls ages 13-17 who are having discipline problems in their home, failing grades in school, problems with the law, and those who have no home and family to care for them.