Providing help and hope for the homeless of Hampton Roads for more than 125 years



For more than 125 years The Union Mission Ministries has compassionately served men, 女性, 孩子们无家可归,无处可去.

The Union Mission was founded in 1892 by a group of Methodist businessmen who had a vision to provide for the 物理 and spiritual needs of the poor and homeless. 从这一愿景, 最初的联邦使团打开了大门, and to this day continues to provide help and hope for homeless people in our community.

1956年,牧师. 西奥多一. Bashford,成为美高梅mgm娱乐平台的执行董事. 50多年了, “泰德兄弟”领导和指导了联盟使命, strengthening our relationships with local churches and city officials and expanding our outreach capacity.

His daughter Linda Bashford 沃恩 succeeded him as Executive Director after he passed away in October 2008. 她和父亲一起工作了多年. 直到2016年2月,沃恩一直负责日常运营. 她现在担任名誉执行董事.

牧师. 约翰W. 灰色,小.,美高梅mgm娱乐平台的现任执行主任,曾在牧师. Bashford夫妇. 沃恩.

在过去的几年里, the Men’s and Women’s Shelters moved five times until 2009 when a permanent campus was established on 弗吉尼亚海滩大街. 在诺福克. The Union Mission Ministries have included numerous resources for and outreaches to the South Hampton Roads, 维吉尼亚州的社区. As our region’s needs have changed, so have The Union Mission’s ministries. We continue to look for the most effective ways to share the love of Christ with those in need and to serve those experiencing homelessness in our community.



   牧师. 小约翰•格雷.执行董事

John Gray has deep roots in Coastal Virginia and with The Union Mission. 出生在朴茨茅斯, he was raised at the ministry’s 希望天堂 Children’s 首页 in rural Virginia Beach, 在那里他七岁就开始相信基督了. 许多个夏天,他都在希望港湾营担任辅导员.

Serving in a church and an urban outreach ministry while in seminary gave John a heart for inner-city service, 他于1991年加入特派团工作人员. 2009年,他担任副董事, running the day-to-day operations of Norfolk’s largest homeless shelter, and in 2016 he was named Executive Director of The Union Mission Ministries.

John holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Old Dominion University and a master’s degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He has two grown children and still lives at our 希望天堂 campus. 更多关于约翰·格雷



We are dedicated to serving God by serving the most vulnerable people in our community: the homeless.



荣耀神 – Reflect Christ in all of our actions and share the Gospel with each person we serve.

完整性 – Deliver services to the poor and homeless with the highest levels of honesty and virtue by investing in their emotional, 物理, 和精神上的发展.

管理 明智地投资美高梅mgm娱乐平台的时间, 人才, and the resources entrusted to us by providing the utmost care at a reasonable cost for optimal results.

恢复 – Be a testament to our community of how it cares for the most vulnerable of its citizens.



To aid the poor and needy; to reform the erring; to help those that are out of the way; to feed the hungry; to shelter the homeless; to preach the gospel; and to rescue the perishing.



WE BELIEVE … the Bible is the literal, verbal, and inspired Word of God. (Isa. 8:20,提. 3:16-17,帖. 5:21)

WE BELIEVE … there is one God eternally existent in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (约翰4:24,约翰10:30,Ex. 15:11, Ps. 83:18,马特. 28:19,弗. 2:18)

WE BELIEVE … in the Deity of Christ; His virgin birth, 他流血赎罪, 他的肉体复活, 他的提升, and His personal pre-millennial return to establish His kingdom on Earth. (来. 1:8,约翰福音1:1-3,路加福音1:26-35,约翰福音1:7,马太. 28:1-6,马可福音16:19,马太. 24:27-30)

美高梅mgm娱乐平台相信…所有的本性都是罪人,并且都已灭亡. Salvation through Jesus Christ is the only remedy for this condition. We are saved through faith alone in the atoning work of Jesus Christ on the cross. (Isa. 53:6,罗. 3:23,弗. 约翰福音14:6以弗所书2:1-3. 2:8-10)

WE BELIEVE … the hope and promise of every believer is to be in the presence of the Lord immediately upon death or at the gathering of believers at the second coming of Christ, 最终与他同住在天上荣耀的身体里. (帖. 4:13-18,牧师. 21:1-22:5)

WE BELIEVE … Satan is real and an enemy of God and His people. We also believe that one day he will be judged and eternally condemned in the lake of fire also called Hell. 进一步, we believe all who die having rejected the offer of salvation will suffer eternal conscious punishment in Hell. (牧师. 12:10, 20:1-3,约翰福音3:18,36,启. 20-11-15)

美高梅mgm娱乐平台相信…圣灵使人有罪, 使信徒藉著新生成为神的儿女, 向他们保证天堂, 神的居所使他们能过敬虔的生活. (约翰福音16:8-11. 3:16, 6:19-20,林后2:19. 3:18,加. 2:20)

WE BELIEVE … the New Testament Church is an organized body of baptized believers practicing scriptural ordinances and are actively engaged in fulfilling The Great Commission. (马特. 28:19-20,徒2:41-42,提摩1. 3)


The Board of Directors and staff of The Union Mission are grieving the tragic death of George Floyd by those who took an oath to protect and serve. 作为耶稣基督的追随者, 美高梅mgm娱乐平台相信圣经清楚地教导所有人, 无论他们的肤色或种族, 是按照上帝的形象创造的吗. There is dignity to each life that this cruel event and many others have served to undermine.

Our mission is to share the transformative Love of Jesus Christ with all people. We are disturbed by the continuation of racial violence and heartless treatment of others.  Together we will examine our Ministry conduct for ways that we may have perpetuated 歧视 and hatred by our actions, 美高梅mgm娱乐平台不行动都有关系, 或者美高梅mgm娱乐平台的冷漠——美高梅mgm娱乐平台将寻求做得更好, holding each other accountable as brothers and sisters in Christ.

作为耶稣基督福音的信徒和捍卫者, 美高梅mgm娱乐平台反对种族主义的巨大罪恶, 歧视, 不公正, 还有针对所有人的暴力, 尤其是对穷人和手无寸铁的人.

Together we stand with our African American brothers and sisters and with all who have been deeply wounded by these events and other continuing 不公正s.

福音的挑战, 美高梅mgm娱乐平台决心努力实现种族平等, 和谐, 为了上帝的荣耀而团结一致.



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