But God Ministries

Sharing the love of Jesus Christ through building sustainable communities around the world

aka BGM   |   Madison, MS   |  www.butgodministries.com

Mission

But god Ministries is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that shares the love of Jesus Christ through building sustainable communities around the world. We are currently building two sustainable communities in Haiti and one in the Mississippi Delta. We work in SPHERES as we build sustainable communities. These include: S- Spritual ( Evangelism, Bible studies, worship services, VBS, etc.) P-Physical (Medical and Dental clinics) H-H2O (Providing clean water for drinking, cooking and bathing) E-Education (Providing scholarships, supplies, and training to educate children) R- Roofs (Construction of houses, beds, desks and other items) E- Economic Development (Jobs and business ownership) S- Soil (Agriculture, chickens, goats and access to healthy food)

Notes from the nonprofit

We welcome any interest in getting involved in our mission in a tangible or financial way. We host mission trips to Jonestown, MS and hope to host trips again to Haiti when the civil unrest is stabilized. We have facilities to host up to 40 people at a time in Jonestown, MS. Please let us know if you are interested in investing your time, talents or resources in this community of need in the Mississippi Delta.

Ruling year info

2012

Executive Director

Mr. Stan Prescott Buckley

Main address

118 Homestead Dr. Suite D

Madison, MS 39110 USA

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EIN

45-3146771

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Rural (S32)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

But God Ministries began during the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake that shook Haiti, displacing thousands of people in the already poverty-stricken country. Many people had no opportunity to provide for themselves—food, housing, healthcare, education—and no hope of escaping this situation. We began working in two communities in Haiti to provide immediate relief and while focusing long-term on sustainable community development. We are working similarly in one community in the MS Delta, in Jonestown, MS.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mississippi Delta - Jonestown, MS

We have constructed a 6000 sq. ft. "Hope Center" that houses 40 short term missionaries who come in to help to our local work in the Jonestown community. We host about 300 people a year with weekly teams to the area, where we work in our SPHERES of S- Spiritual
P- Physical (Medical / Dental)
H- H2O or clean water
E- Education
R- Roofs (Housing)
E- Economic Development (Jobs)
S- Soil (access to healthy food
We have a Dental Center that opened in Nov 2018, a medical center that has been rehabed this year and will open at the end of 2019, a Life Center that provides, a High School diploma program, legal clinics and other assistance, a housing program in the works with the first home build targeted for 2019, an economic development program with new businesses getting off the ground, and a Montessori toddler and preschool program with 31 students.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
People of African descent

BGM has two sustainable communities in Haiti where we do our in Galette Chambon and Thoman. In both areas we established churches, schools, medical clinics and built houses. In Galette Chambon we also have an in-house Malnutrition Center with 24/7 care and in Thoman we have a mobile medical clinic. There are dental clinics in both. We employee 150 Haitians across both communities and we follow our SPHERES model addressing the following critical needs:
S-Spiritual
P-Physical (Medical/Dental)
H-H2O
E- Education
R- Roofs (Housing)
E-Economic Development
S-Soil (Access to Healthy Food)

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Indigenous peoples

Related Program

Haiti Sustainable Communities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have 7 schools that we support in Haiti with approximately 1600 kids attending daily and being fed daily regardless of whether they are "sponsored"

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Haiti Sustainable Communities

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Many of our children are "sponsored" for their school tuition which not only allows them to attend school but also enables them to eat once a day at school

Number of clinic visits provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Adults, Indigenous peoples

Related Program

Haiti Sustainable Communities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We work in an area of Haiti with no access to medical care except at our clinics. Medical care is one of the primary needs in the two communities that we work in in Haiti, Galette Chambon and Thoman

Number of children treated for acute malnutrition

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Infants and toddlers

Related Program

Haiti Sustainable Communities

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have an outpatient Malnutrition clinic, that has given us greater access to see more patients

Number of clinic sites

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Adults, Indigenous peoples

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have clinics in both Thoman and Galette Chambon, Haiti and we will soon be adding another Mobile Clinic in Haiti and a clinic in Jonestown, MS in 2020.

Number of jobs created and maintained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Indigenous peoples, People of African descent

Related Program

Haiti Sustainable Communities

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We employ many people in Haiti and in Jonestown, MS to work for BGM in various areas of or ministry

Number of houses built

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have built many houses all over our communities in Haiti and are working on a Housing program for our Mississippi Delta community to begin in 2020.

Number of mission trip participants annually

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Adults, Families

Related Program

Mississippi Delta - Jonestown, MS

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We normally take over a thousand people a year on mission trips to Haiti and the Mississippi Delta but the COVID 19 shut down all mission trips after March in 2020.

Number of children feed weekly at school

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Haiti Sustainable Communities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We feed more children a day in school than we have sponsorships for. It is often the only meal they get in a day.

Number of individuals to whom medicines were distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Indigenous peoples

Related Program

Haiti Sustainable Communities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic and unrest in Haiti this number went down due to the difficulty getting medicine and keeping our clinics open. They are all back open now.

Number of pregnant women giving birth at a health facility

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Indigenous peoples

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This number went down in 2020 due to COVID 19 and civil unrest in Haiti, and our clinics having to shut down for a period of time.

Number of chronically ill patients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Indigenous peoples

Related Program

Haiti Sustainable Communities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This number was effected by our clinics being closed for awhile due to COVID 19 and civil unrest in Haiti

Number of dental patients screened

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Mississippi Delta - Jonestown, MS

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We aim to provide opportunities for adequate housing, jobs, better healthcare, education and access to healthy food and water. We want to ensure that everyone knows how great God’s love is: He gave us his one and only Son, Jesus Christ, and anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life. Our hope is found through a relationship with him, and it is through our work and relationships that we hope to demonstrate this kind of love that transforms lives and communities for good.

We work in a model we developed called SPHERES
S- Spiritual
P- Physical – Medical / Dental
H- H2O / clean water
E- Education
R- Roofs / Housing
E- Economic Development
S- Soil – Access to healthy food
We believe a healthy community requires all of these areas to remain healthy no matter where you live in the world. We work in all of them simultaneously, with partners, mission teams, churches, universities and private businesses.

We have a unique ability to accomplish most anything we set out to do through the partnerships, mission teams, universities, private businesses and churches we work with. We are only limited by funding. Our mission teams execute much of the manpower needed to accomplish our work, and what we do not have the expertise to do, we work with a partner business or university to accomplish.

In 10 years times, we have built two sustainable communities in Haiti, and one in Jonestown, MS, along with a min The following are stats on our work:

Over 1000 people a year go on mission trips to Haiti and Jonestown, MS
14 full time missionaries
Over 215 houses built in Haiti
Thousands of patients treated in our two clinics in Haiti and mobile clinic in the mountains of Haiti
Over 500 babies delivered
4 full time Haitian doctors
Adult Haitians sent to medical school, nursing school and law school
Professional School (vo-tech) with over 100 students
Gospel shared countless times via worship, VBS, Bible Studies, One to one evangelism
Over 1000 students sponsored in 7 local schools in Haiti, and 1600 fed every day
150 full time Haitian employees
Numerous water wells dug for Haitians
Food distributions to 1000's of hungry people
Outpatient malnutrition program

In Jonestown, MS:
Dental Clinic opened in 2018 in Jonestown, MS
Legal Clinic opened in 2018 in Jonestown, MS
Montessori School acquired in 2018 in Jonestown, MS
6000 sq ft Hope Center built
4000 sq ft Center for Economic Development and Business Incubator (CEDbi) built
New businesses established
Countless Bible studies and VBS's
Medical Clinic refurbished
11 local employees
Low income housing started
Hundreds on Mission Trips

Future Plans:
Our plans are to take our model and continue working in other impoverished towns in the Mississippi Delta, while keeping our presence and assisting the other communities we have started in Haiti and MS using our proven SPHERES model.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve the people of Galette Chambon and Thoman, Haiti as well as the people of Jonestown, MS. All the groups we serve are from poverty level backgrounds. We serve people of all ages, children and adults. We also have people on our staff that represent all of these groups.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Conversation with the people we serve and listening to our local staff that represent them,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We built an Economic Development Center (Center for Economic Development and Business Incubator- CEDbi) to try and give entrepreneur's a place to operate and attract new jobs to the community. We are building a new elementary school in the mountains of Haiti where many students are currently traveling to far each day to attend school.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners, General donors. We send out a monthly update and it frequently includes info on our plans ,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It gives the communities we serve a direct connection to us and helps them feel a part of our mission to build sustainable communities.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, Sometimes people are not willing to provide feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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But God Ministries

Board of directors
as of 06/27/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Rick Adams

First Commercial Bank

Term: 2021 - 2023

Rick Adams

First Commercial Bank

Stan Buckley

BUT GOD MINISTRIES

Dale Banks

Retired Teacher- Rankin County Schools

Barry Howard

Lawyer

Babara Gladney

Retired

Mark Rich

Rich Perspectives

Billy Van Devendar

CLAW Forestry Services

Dr. Fred Hall

Hall Consulting Services, LLC.

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/31/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/31/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.