Pastor Bill Heintz

Thanks for taking a moment to learn more about The Foundry Rescue Mission and Recovery Center. It is a place where men and women once considered useless find nourishing food and safe, dignified shelter ... where substance abuse and addiction are addressed head-on and overcome. It truly is a place where lives are reshaped by the hands of God.

The Foundry, originally called Bessemer Rescue Mission, was founded to rescue lost souls, to offer homeless men safe refuge and to restore their lives. In 1996, my wife, Michele, and I joined this ministry, responding to God's call in our hearts: To give men and women addicted to drugs and alcohol-those labeled outcasts by society-the opportunity to transform their lives through the power of Jesus Christ. Through the years, we've expanded and changed services to meet the increased needs in our community and across Alabama. We added The Foundry Medical Center, a full-time clinic for our residents and others in the community who are in need, and merged with Re-Entry Ministries to help men coming out of prison successfully re-enter society. We also opened The Foundry Women's Center to meet the special needs of women battling drug and alcohol addictions.

But the messages we share with hurting men and women have never wavered:

  1. It isn't too late to start over.
  2. The blood of Jesus Christ still washes away sin.
  3. You can have victory in your life.
  4. You can be a good father or mother or husband or wife or son or daughter.
  5. Our God is a God of second chances-hundreds of second chances!

This ministry is funded by income from our own enterprises and the generosity of compassionate people, businesses, foundations and churches. We do not accept any government or United Way funding that would compromise our ability to share the Gospel. I hope you will become a partner God can use to further His work through The Foundry.

Sincerely,

           

Rev. Bill Heintz
Executive Director