Success Stories

A Life Worth Living

“I was spending more money on drinking than in paying the electric bill so I moved out and started living in my car,” says Phillip Helms in explaining why he came to Brother Bryan Mission.  “I fell and hit my…


“I ain’t gonna make it,” was the first impression Reginald Perdue had of Brother Bryan Mission.  Perdue was on his way to meet his assigned chaplain, Curtis Reynolds, for the first time.  In the meeting, Reynolds helped “Reggie” come to…


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Martavial “Tae” Stevenson was asked what Brother Bryan Mission has meant to him.  With joy in his eyes and without hesitation he said, “I can dream again.”  This is the rest of his story. Tae has never known his Dad. …

Fred Richardson

No More Fat Fred

Fred Richardson’s Search for Unconditional Love By Kay Etheredge It was my first day of work in thirty-three years and I shook inside.  I sat behind a desk where I felt like an imposter.  I had homeschooled our children for…

Bobby and Grace

Prodigal Dad Finds His Way Home

I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents, than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.  Lk 15:7.   Today Bobby Montgomery feels the joy of heaven.  For…

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Guys Like Me Don’t End Up in Places Like This

The story of Chap Womack Chap Womack recently completed his first Mercedes Marathon. He has now set his sight on a triathlon competition. The triathlon that Chap is training for will require him to swim 1.5 miles, bike 56 miles,…

Scott Proposing


. . . and Ready to Start a New Life Recently, Scott Thornton got on one knee to ask the love of his life if she would be willing to marry him. Fortunately for Scott, she said, “Yes.” The journey to…

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Three BBM Graduates Begin Bible College

“Can anything good come from there?” The above question, from the Gospel of John (1:46), was asked about Nazareth.  Today some ask a similar question about men who come to the oldest rescue mission in Birmingham, Brother Bryan Mission. There were countless times…


The Promise of Victory

Homelessness is much more than not having a roof over your head. Long before most who come to Brother Bryan Mission are at the point of not having a roof over their head they’ve known a great deal of defeat….