But God Ministries

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

aka BGM   |   RIDGELAND, 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)

Ruling year info

2012

Executive Director

Mr. Stan Buckley

Main address

404 FONTAINE PL STE 104

RIDGELAND, MS 39157 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

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

Where we work

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
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have 5 schools that we support in Haiti with approximately 1500 kids attending daily

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

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.
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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

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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We opened a Malnutrition Center called Pen Lavi (Bread of Life in Creole) after seeing so many starving children in our clinic and having no where to send them. We now take care of them ourselves

Number of child deaths prevented

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We know that many more children's deaths have been avoided because our clinics were available, but it is easy to measure this in our Malnutrition Center, Pen Lavi

Number of clinic sites

This metric is no longer tracked.
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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.
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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
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.
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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We take over a thousand people a year on mission trips to Haiti and the Mississippi Delta

Number of children feed weekly at school

This metric is no longer tracked.
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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
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of pregnant women giving birth at a health facility

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of chronically ill patients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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 8 years times, we have built two sustainable communities in Haiti, and one in Jonestown, MS, along with a mini inpatient hospital for malnourished children in Haiti. The following are stats on our work:

Over 1000 people a year go on mission trips to Haiti and Jonestown, MS
11 full time missionaries
Over 140 houses built in Haiti
Thousands of patients treated in our two clinics in Haiti
Gospel shared countless times via worship, VBS, Bible Studies, One to one evangelism
Over 900 students sponsored in local schools in Haiti
150 full time Haitian employees
Dental Clinic opened in 2018 in Jonestown, MS
Legal Clinic opened in 2018 in Jonestown, MS
Montessori School acquired in Jonestown, MS

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.

Financials

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But God Ministries

Board of directors
as of 3/24/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Buddy Huff

Retired from Trustmark Bank

Term: 2018 - 2022

Rick Adams

Retired Renasant Bank

Stan Buckley

BUT GOD MINISTRIES

Dale Banks

Teacher- Rankin County Schools

Lee Cope

Pediatric Dentist

Babara Gladney

Retired

Mark Rich

Rich Perspectives

Billy Van Devendar

ClLAW Forestry Services

Buddy Huff

Retired Trustmark Bank