February’s “Encouraging Word”

  by Tony Cooper, Executive Director (for Birmingham Christian Family magazine) Navigating Life’s Issues   The longer we experience life, the more aware we become that we control very little of life’s happenings.  Situations occur, circumstances vary, events come and go, and issues develop all without our permission.  Our primary goal is to manage as…

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January’s “Encouraging Word”

  by Tony Cooper, Executive Director (for Birmingham Christian Family magazine) STARTING A NEW YEAR As we begin a new year, I thought of a Bible verse that will encourage and enable us to successfully deal with the obstacles and challenges that life can bring. II Timothy 1:7 says, “For God has not given us…

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December’s “Encouraging Word”

  by Tony Cooper, Executive Director (for Birmingham Christian Family magazine) How Is Your Relationship? How is your relationship with God? Relationship is defined as having a connection, association, or involvement. What is amazing is Almighty God, the Creator of heaven and earth, desires to have a personal relationship with mankind. The question is, does…

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Greenlee honored among 30 Women Who Shape the State

Robin Greenlee, chairwoman of the Mission’s Board of Directors, has been chosen as one of 30 honorees by Alabama Media Group in this year’s Women Who Shape the State group. “We must actively cultivate leadership in others and empower them to use it,” Greenlee told Jessica Sawyer from Birmingham Magazine. “We all have the responsibility…

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November’s “Encouraging Word”

  by Tony Cooper, Executive Director (for Birmingham Christian Family magazine) THREE Stress Relievers In our world today, stress is unavoidable. There is confusion, chaos, and conflict all around. No one is excused or exempt from the trials and troubles of life. In John 16:33 Jesus says, “In this world you have tribulation, but take…

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October’s “Encouraging Word”

  by Tony Cooper, Executive Director (for Birmingham Christian Family magazine) STRENGTHENING YOUR CHRISTIAN WALK The term “Christian walk” refers to one living out their faith. It involves one’s daily lifestyle and includes personal belief system, behavior, and conversation. The hymn Trust and Obey says it best; “When we walk with the Lord in the light of…

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“What is Wealth?”: Tony Cooper’s contribution to Business Alabama

However you measure it, it’s more about value than currency. CARY ESTES Researchers for Harvard Business School recently surveyed 4,000 millionaires about the correlation between money and happiness. Among their findings were that wealthier people are somewhat more content than those with less money. Overall, a person with a net worth of $10 million is…

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Recipe for Discipleship

A recipe is a set of instructions for preparing something, or a formula that produces anticipated outcomes. A disciple is a student that receives teaching and training. I suggest there are four ingredients that make a Christian disciple.  These are to focus, follow, be faithful, and fruitful. Focus means to have clear vision or to look…

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Tony Cooper gains National attention

On Thursday, June 9th, Tony Cooper, the executive director of the Jimmie Hale Mission, received the Russ Reid Lifetime Achievement award during the annual Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM) conference held in Jacksonville, Florida The Russ Reid Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes Mission leaders who have served at least 15 years in a rescue mission…

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LifeWay Christian Donates Bibles

For six years Lifeway Christian book store in Hoover has been partnering with Discovery Clubs of the Jimmie Hale Mission to provide Bibles for the 5th grade graduates at participating Discovery Clubs schools in the Birmingham area. The drive, which started in February of this year, allows shoppers of the Christian book store to elect…

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Downtown Jimmie Hale Mission, Inc. is a Christian-based, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, which includes a homeless shelter for men, a shelter for women and children, after-school Bible clubs, recovery programs, and three learning centers. This charity is often misspelled Jimmy Hale Mission.

Contact us at
Jimmie Hale Mission, P.O. Box 10472, Birmingham, Alabama 35202, (205) 323-5878
Jimmie Hale Mission, Inc.