Our organization was founded in 1988, and so much has changed over that time period. We wanted our brand to reflect those changes. Our previous name was not autonomous or unique. It was sometimes associated with other local “lighthouse missions” and those across the country. The work here is closely related to what happens in an oil refinery. For example, crude oil is extremely valuable and sought after, but not very useful in its current state. Once it’s refined, it’s more valuable, more sought after, and way more useful in our world. When a new resident enters our facility, he’s loved and sought after by us and God, but he’s struggling to be useful in society. Once refined by God, he becomes a better employee, friend, brother, father, son, and citizen in our community.
Founded in 1988, The Refinery Mission continues to serve men in transition through our Christ-centered services. Our Mission is to be a catalyst for men in transition. Our residents come from jails, prisons, rehabs, hospitals, behavioral clinics, and the streets. We believe that the power of the Gospel can transform broken men and restore them for their good and His glory. Our program includes emergency housing, transitional housing, work readiness, spiritual growth, prison reentry, and wellness.