SHORES OF GRACE MINISTRIES

Freedom, Rescue, Restoration, Redemption, Equipping

Plano, TX   |  https://www.shoresofgrace.com

Mission

Our focus is setting those in prostitution and abuse free and walking them through restoration; taking the love of the Father to the poor and the broken and helping them see their true value, and equipping and serving the church in Brazil. We have helped women leave the life of prostitution and rescued children caught in trafficking. We hope to open more rescue homes to rescue more women and children. To reach the people on the streets we go to parks and dark alleys where there are groups of homeless children and adults, most of them drug addicted, and we have church together. We provide clothing, food transportation and friendship to those living in the favelas (slums) near us. We have helped with medical costs and job hunts for those living there.

Ruling year info

2010

Principal Officer

Nicholas Billman

Co-director

Rachael Billman

Main address

3000 Custer Rd. Ste. 270-7024

Plano, TX 75075 USA

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EIN

27-3022828

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C. (L99)

Neighborhood Center, Settlement House (P28)

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Our programs

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Villa Betania

This is a rescue home in Recife, Brazil for girls 0-18 who have been trafficked, abused or abandoned. We have space for 15 girls and 5 infants. The infants are usually adopted out fairly quickly but the older girls may live in the home until they 'age out'. We provide tutoring, counseling, food, shelter and fun in an atmosphere of love. The home is staffed by women on our staff in Brazil who rotate their time in the home. Men on staff help with group projects and provide a stable father influence; something most of these girls are missing.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Shores of Grace puts on a monthly banquet for prostitutes. Prostitution is legal in Brazil for women 18 and older. Many start younger and lie about their age - most of the time the police just let them go because there are so many. We sponsor a monthly banquet and go to the streets to invite women (and transvestites) to the banquet. We rent a nice room in a hotel, have the meal catered and provide music, a presentation of some kind that speaks to their value and identity. The evening ends with our staff going to the women and praying with them. Our hope is these banquets encourage women to leave the streets

Population(s) Served
Sex workers

Because so many on the streets of Recife are drug addicts, trafficked or prostitute, homeless, etc. we take the church to them. We do arts, paint the girls nails, play music, have a short lesson and food. Many consider this their church even though it meets on the sidewalk in a dangerous part of the city.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Outreach to the poor living in the local favelas (slums) of Brazil, helping them with medical needs, fuel, employment, education - any needs they have. Also includes outreach to those living in North Philadelphia PA USA: the poor, homeless and children needing a safe place to play and learn.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Betania Outreach is the area of our ministry where we facilitate housing for women leaving prostitution. This housing is for women willing to follow a set of standards we have incorporated to help them leave behind negative contacts. We help them find work or training / education to become successful and thrive.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our base provides classes, training, spiritual support and love for those unable to pursue these due to economic conditions.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our base in Philadelphia, PA opened in June 2017 and addresses many of the same areas noted above for a section of North​ Philadelphia. Our goal is to redeem streets that have been abandoned and make them full of life and hope again. We will use the methods as those in Brazil but adjusted for the US society and city of Philadelphia.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Betania 2 is for those girls who have aged out and are still in need of assistance to enter society: either through education, job training, life skills training, etc.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

We provide several schools to train others in mission work. The length of the schools ranges from two days to three months. Our "School of the Streets" is our two-day school and focuses on training groups to go out and share prophetic, positive words with those in their own communities or in targeted mission areas of their church. This is held multiple times during the year in Philadelphia PA

"The Furnace" is our intensive three-week mission school held every January in Brazil.

"The Experience" is our three-month missionary training school where participants are taught and immersed in missions with one of our missionaries assigned as their mentor. At the end of the school, they are offered the opportunity to intern with our mission.

"The School of David" is a three-week program geared towards releasing​ and unlocking creative arts and worship and is held in Brazil.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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SHORES OF GRACE MINISTRIES

Board of directors
as of 4/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Nic Billman

Shores of Grace

Frank Billman

Aldersgate Renewal Ministries

Tracee Loosle

Intrepid Heart Ministries

Brian Connolly

Alan Hawkins

New Life City

Jennifer Peat

Aldersgate Renewal Ministries

Peggi Billman

Shores of Grace

Rachael Billman

Shores of Grace

Kathi Pelton

Jeremy Feight

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No