From the Streets to the Pulpit
A Life Transformed …
Mike McClary came to the Mission in 1982. “My stomach was empty. I was given a bowl of soup, some bread, and attended Chapel where I heard the solution to my problems and asked the Lord to save me.” With a heart for the inner city, Mike studied the Bible and joined the staff of the Mission. In 1983, he was ordained a Baptist minister. With tears running down his face he said … “For twenty years I had been an alcoholic, a drug addict; now, here I stand — a minister of the Gospel!”
Mike McClary is Founder and Executive Director of Good Samaritan Ministries in Richmond, Virginia.
A Faithful Servant
Leroy served as Associate Director until his passing in 1991. He is the late husband of Linda Bashford Vaughan.
Your Support Transforms Lives
“This work is too important not to continue.”
John Saunders, supporter
The Union Mission Today
Food, Clothing, Shelter … and so much more!
The Union Mission is a work of faith and labor of love supported through generous contributions from people like you whose hearts have been touched with compassion for their homeless neighbors since 1892.
Provide basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter. The Gospel is shared and there is hope for a better tomorrow.
Classes are offered in life skills, employment readiness, and spiritual development, which help overcome adversity, and restore independence.
Coordinating services with area health agencies to provide medical care and education for those who are ill, bringing wholeness to body and mind.
Assists impoverished families in the community with basic needs while sharing the love of Christ with each person.
Continue the Legacy
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Become an Anchor of Hope through a commitment to monthly giving.
Pray for our staff, Board of Directors, and the hundreds of hurting people we serve daily.
“As we celebrate the 125th anniversary of The Union Mission Ministries, I cannot help but reflect on the ministry’s impact on my life. I joined the Board of the Mission in 1989 and have served as President since 2003. It has been a blessing to witness the impact the ministry has had on the thousands of people it has served over the years, and most importantly, given the opportunity to find healing for their souls. The staff and leadership of the Mission are true saints, and it’s been my privilege to support them. The opportunity to see God’s miraculous provision of the ministry’s needs is a humbling experience. To God be the glory.”
President, Board of Directors