The Star Gospel Mission is Charleston’s oldest not-for-profit Christian welfare organization serving the homeless and needy in the community since 1904. We provide transitional housing for homeless men and respond to the needs of the community by offering food, clothing, rental assistance, utility assistance, emergency medical and transportation assistance. We provide help to the needy by responding to their temporal needs and by sharing the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those who are seeking a spiritual transformation in their lives. Our principal response is to homeless men who are working, or who have a steady source of income, such as: veterans, or those who are disabled or who may be receiving unemployment.
OUR IMPACT STORIES
Robert, where were you born and where do you come from?
I come from Lebanon in the Middle East. I was born and raised in a small town called Gourtentermos.
How long did you live there?
I was 24 years … READ MORE
Derek Brooks, who goes by “Brooks,” was born in Newark, NJ where he lived until the age of 6. His father was a carpenter and his mother was a factory worker. He has two sisters, Veronica and Merele. From age … READ MORE
So tell me a little about your roots. Where did you grow up? Tell me a bit about your family.
I was born in Monroe, NC in March of 1950. At a real early age my parents split up so … READ MORE
Tell me a little bit about yourself.
I grew up in Orangeburg, SC, the older of two boys, and lived there until age 19. I was somewhat of an outstanding basketball player in SC. In my sophomore year I was … READ MORE
Tell me, what was your circumstance before you came to the SGM? What was your life like?
It was chaotic, I was struggling, trying to figure out what I was going to do or who I was going to get … READ MORE
Christian: Bryan, what brought you to the Star Gospel Mission?
Sessions: In a word, hope brought me here. I’d just turned 40, had just been released from prison, and I was lost. I could have gone home to Mom and … READ MORE
When Mannie Legette arrived at the Star Gospel Mission in 2001, he was a broken man. When he left, he was a new man; a man who would go on to become a real life success story. This is the … READ MORE
Tony grew up in Batesville, Indiana, the eldest of four children. His father was a UPS driver and his mother managed a shoe store. He was raised in the Roman Catholic church and was confirmed at age 18. Tony attended … READ MORE
On September 2, 2001, Willie Campbell came to the Star Gospel Mission upon release from serving 5 years at Lieber Correctional Institution. Willie was in his mid-50’s when he arrived and had already served over half his lifetime behind bars. … READ MORE
John, tell me about your formative years growing up in Jersey City, NJ?
As a kid, I was in the foster care system in Jersey. The state took me away from my parents when I was eight. My father was … READ MORE