The Mission on the Hill provides faith based services to the Golden Triangle

A replica of a slaughter house from Bryan Brothers Packing Plant has been turned into a meeting place for women in Celebrate Recovery, just one of the services offered at The Mission on the Hill.
Staff Writer

The Mission on the Hill, located at the old Bryan Brothers Packing Plant, aims to provide faith based services to those in need in the Golden Triangle community.

“The goal of the Mission is to have a neutral location that is safe, where people can come and say ‘I’ve got an addiction,’ and feel safe enough to deal with their issues and get help and support,” said Founder and Pastor Dickie Bryan. “That’s what we’re all about.”

Bryan’s daughter Gene Moore said the Mission wanted to minister to anyone who is hurt, broken or addicted through Celebrate Recovery, a faith-based recovery program for addiction, self-harm, divorce, grief or other hurt, and the program would meet every Thursday night beginning in the fall.

Moore said working with women through Celebrate Recovery was close to her heart.

“Through Celebrate Recovery, we deal a lot with people who are in broken relationships or marriages. I work really close with ladies who are dealing with issues like that,” Moore said.

Moore said she previously held meetings at public places in Starkville or Columbus, but a separate building at the Mission will be turned into a meeting place for coffee and a private place for women to work through those issues.

"I now have a nice, private place to meet with groups of ladies or meet one-on-one. It’s going to be really pretty and comfortable, and a really nice healing place for ladies to come,” Moore said.

Moore said a men’s Bible study already met at 6 a.m. every Thursday morning at the Mission, and any man was welcome to attend.

Moore said the Mission is also working toward a free clinic, men’s program for pornography and sex addition, GED prep workshops and Single Mom’s Ministry for any mother who was unwed, divorced, widowed or her spouse was deployed.

Moore said a Car Prep Day for the Single Mom’s Ministry would take place Aug. 26, and those who attended would learn how to check oil, washer fluid and tire pressure. There will also be a spa day for the mothers and face painting for the kids. The moms who attend will also receive a voucher for a free oil change, according to Moore.

Bryan said the Mission would also serve as a monthly meeting place for a Hellfighters unit, which is a men’s motorcycle ministry with units all over the country. Bryan said Hellfighters was also donating a sign for the Mission.

Bryan said there is no place for an emergency shelter right now, but the Mission is working toward an emergency shelter in the future.

“I’ve always had a burden for the downtrodden, and we’ve been having a Bible study in my home for the last five years,” Bryan said. “We’ve been praying for a place to have a mission. Our first original goal was to have a facility with beds where we could house people who have come upon hard times.”

Moore said the Mission was not a church, and there were no church services.

“We want to work alongside churches, but not take the place of a church,” Moore said.

Bryan said a grand opening and ribbon cutting will take place after the sign is installed.

The services provided are free, and the Mission is funded by donations.

Tax deductible donations can be made to “The Mission” and mailed to P.O. Box 328, West Point, Mississippi, 39773.

For more information about donations or services, like The Mission on the Hill on Facebook or call Dickie Bryan at 295-8128.

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