Nashville Rescue Mission
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639 Lafayette Street
Nashville, TN 37203
Organization Details

Executive Director

Executive Director Rev. Glenn Cranfield
Term Start February 2012
Glenn's Experience: Rev. Glenn Cranfield has served Nashville Rescue Mission since 2012. Before his arrival in Nashville, he was President/CEO of City Rescue Mission in Oklahoma City. Under his leadership, City Rescue Mission went from providing the basics of food, clothing, and shelter to adding a dental clinic, medical services, job placement help, drug addiction, and mental health counseling services. Rev. Cranfield led City Rescue Mission until 2006 before returning to the pulpit as Senior Pastor of Capitol Hill Assembly. He is a graduate of East Central Oklahoma State University and has a degree in Pastoral Ministry from Global University's Berean School of the Bible. He and his wife Shelly have been married for over 38 years and are proud parents of four sons and grandparents to grandchildren, 5 boys and 3 girls.

Senior Staff

Name Title
Billy Eldridge Vice President of Operations
Carrie Gatlin Vice President of Ministries
Cheryl Chunn Vice President of Development
Mary DeLoach Vice President of Human Resources
Michael Morgan Senior Director of Finance


Full Time Staff 124
Part Time Staff 3
Volunteers 2,666
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 63%

Plans & Policies

Does your organization have a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Does your organization have a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 4
When was the Strategic Plan adopted? September 2016
Does your organization have a Management Succession Plan? Yes
Does your organization have a Policy and Procedure Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Does the organization have a Whistle Blower Policy? Yes
Does the organization have a Document Destruction Policy? Yes


Is there a formal evaluation for... Frequency (if applicable)
CEO/Executive Director Yes Annually
Senior Management Yes Annually
Non-Management Yes Annually


Affiliation Year
Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network 2002
Citygate Network (formerly AGRM) 1990
Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability 1988
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce 2008

External Assessments and Accreditations

Assessment/Accreditation Year
CityGate (Association of Gospel Rescue Missions) 1964


Award / Recognition Organization Year
Best Christian Workplaces Best Christian Workplaces Institute 2020
Certified Excellent Mission Citygate Network 2019

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Nashville Rescue Mission employs 124 men and women from the Middle Tennessee area. The majority of these positions are full-time. I'm proud to say, it's not uncommon for the Mission to hire men and women who have graduated from the Mission's Life Recovery Program. In our service to the over 7,000 unique individuals who have received some type of help or assistance from the Mission in the last year, there is a growing need for the work we are doing. As our opportunities to serve increases, so does the need for strong leadership. These will be key positions for us as we continue to pursue our core values of extravagant faith, radical hospitality, continuous improvement, excellence and a culture of honor.