OUR HISTORY

Union Rescue Mission was founded by Reverend Guy S. Wilson and Ray Branscum in 1946. The organization was renamed the Twin City Mission in 1952. At that time, the congregation of Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church agreed to pay $100/month to rent the old Glenn Hotel in North Little Rock. In 1954, the Pulaski County Baptist Association (PCBA) took over the responsibility of sponsoring the mission and hired Purl Stocktown to be the first Superintendent.

Several months later, the owners of the old Glenn Hotel asked the mission to relocate; and a storage building owned by Mr. J.P. Faucette was leased at 115 Maples Street in North Little Rock. By October of 1956, the location was deemed unsuitable by the PCBA and the mission closed. Ruben Smith, Ed Stueart and Ray Branscum were selected to conduct a search but were unable to find a suitable and affordable location until one year later.

In October or 1957, Purl Stockton, Frank Shamburger, Mayor Pratt Remmel and Rev. Guy Wilson reopened the mission with its present name, Union Rescue Mission, at 2921 Confederate Boulevard. The organization was formally incorporated when 38 members of the community successfully petitioned the Pulaski County Circuit Court.

Today, the 2921 Confederate Boulevard facility is still in use as part of our Recovery Program. URM operates ministries in Little Rock and serves clients from virtually every county in Arkansas and several surrounding states.

 

OUR BELIEFS

– We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, ultimately authoritative Word of God.

– We believe there is one God, eternally existing as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

– We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is deity, He was born of a virgin, that we are redeemed by His atoning death through His shed blood, that He bodily resurrected and ascended into Heaven,and that He will come again in power and great glory.

– We believe that men are saved through a direct, personal encounter with the risen Lord, at which time they are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. This event we hold to be an experience, rather than a doctrinal supposition.

– We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whom Christ indwells each believer enabling him to live a Godly life of obedience as he reaches for maturity.

– We believe the Holy Spirit unites all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that together they form one body, the church.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Daryle Walker

Z & D Medical Supplies
Chairman

Robin M. Scott, CPA

Thomas & Thomas LLP

Board Secretary/Treasurer

James Walden
Director of Compass Ministries

AJ McMahan
McMahan Counseling PLLC

Dr. Grant Dennis, Owner

The Specific Chiropractor Centers

Roy Thompson
Friendship Baptist Church

Billy McPeake
Grace Pointe Church
Covington Roofing Co., Inc.

Lawson McBride
Retired

MEET OUR STAFF

Keith Medlock
President/CEO
kmedlock@urmissionlr.org

Jackie Ford
Director Of Administration
jford@urmissionlr.org

Dorcas VanGilst, LPC
Executive Director
dvangilst@urmissionlr.org

BJ Carpenter
Director of Recovery
bcarpenter@urmissionlr.org

Michelle Harper
Director of Domestic Violence Recovery
mharper@urmissionlr.org

Renee Oliver
Director of Retail
roliver@urmissionlr.org

Michelle
Sales Representative

Annie Williams
Director of Client Services
awilliams@urmissionlr.org

Kellye Albey, LCA
Director of Recovery
kabley@urmissionlr.org

Jeremy Burton
Director of Work Program
jburton@urmissionlr.org