About Us

Mission Statement: “To share our Hope, to show our Faith, to give our lives and love to the Lord, the Lost, and the Least of These!”

Hope Station is a non-profit with the mission to change lives through God’s Word, His power, and through Christ in us. Hope Station is God inspired, and will be God sustained. Our desire is to see God glorified through humble and impossible situations. These two things set the stage for God-sized miracles! We want to become the “hub” for ministry to the poor and homeless in and around Anderson County. Our focus is rehabilitation. “Band-Aids can only help for a short time. What we need is a Hospital, and that is what we are going to build!” – Brandon Greene, Executive Director. This is attainable through God’s provisions including a community that simply uses what God has given them to complement our efforts.

We provide:

  • Rehabilitation for the poor and homeless.
  • Re-sale store to aid our efforts while providing items to help those we have the opportunity to serve.
  • Biblical counseling.
  • Personal advocacy.
  • Meeting individual needs in order to progress in THRIVE rehabilitation program.
  • Long term goals include: Transportation bus ministry, Long term transitional housing facility, emergency shelter, day care center.

Board of Directors of Hope Station
Rusty Jones – President
Kimberly Holley – Secretary
Michelle Holley – Treasurer

Other members:
Jonathan Strange
Mary Gotcher
Fred Stanly

Brandon Greene – Executive Director of Operations

Biographies

Rusty Jones
God filled our quiver with 4 beautiful children, two boys and two girls of which are identical twins.  My wife and I surrendered to ministry in 2015 and started praying for God to bring us a ministry. Within a few months we realized Hope Station was an answered prayer.

In 2008 my wife and I left an employee owned bank, in the Rio Grande Valley, as a commercial credit analyst serving 63 branches, we purchased our family business. Initially there were about 60 employees with one main service. Then we diversified our services offering a more complete package, focused on improving existing services, added multiple locations, streamlined processes from procurement to production, grew the business to over 250 employees (lower now due to oilfield downturn), all while maintaining optimal efficiency and the highest customer retainment.  If you are not growing, you are backsliding.

By the grace of God we have been blessed in so many ways. Some major blessings we bring to Hope Station as “pass through branches” are our organizational experience, goal setting and drive for achievement, a proven record for success, leveraging only when necessary with short payoff, hedging our risks, spending within our means, surrounding ourselves with good people, not acting on assumption, acting with integrity and responsibility that honors and serves God.

Hope Station is a call to action for our community and I look forward to helping transform lives directly and indirectly as I believe it is everyone’s ordained duty and responsibility to love one another as Jesus has loved us.  Come help give HOPE to someone.  If you volunteer one hour a week for four weeks you will see great and mighty things!

I like spending time with family, serving others, love outdoors, hunting, fishing, cattle ranching. I currently attend Cedar Creek Baptist.

Rusty has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Stephen F. Austin State University.

Johnathan B. Strange
Johnathan is the Pastor of New Fellowship Christian Church (DOC), Owner of Strange Moving & Cleaning Service, and Owner of D’S Bounce-A-Rama. He has been in Palestine for 8 years. He is married to Danielle Strange and has one son, Darius Strange. God has blessed him to have a heart for people.

Mary Gotcher
Mary has a Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration and is a Family Nurse Practitioner from UTMB Galveston with 37 years of nursing experience. She attends Evangelistic Temple.

Fred Stanly
Fred has 4 children.  He retired from TDCJ after 30 years of service.  Fred is a former Frankston Independent School Board member.  He also served as the board president of Berryville Sports complex. He attends Evangelistic Temple.

Brandon Greene
Coming soon.

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