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History of the Union Gospel Mission

David Murph


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A missionary and shelter, a home and salvation, Union Gospel Mission has been a place of refuge for many since 1888. From cowboys to the homeless and jobless, to drug addicts and drunks, Union Gospel Mission of Fort Worth has unrelentingly helped and provided for people of all different backgrounds and struggles in life to help ease their pain, hunger, and need, while bringing them closer to Christ.

This book takes readers through the 1800s as the Mission cared for and housed prostitutes, cowboys, and drifters, to the 1900s, when it transformed more by the message of Jesus Christ’s saving grace, to now as it has physically expanded to a campus and partners with other organizations and churches to help not only the homeless but all those in need. Fighting debt, eviction, and addiction, the Union Gospel Mission has provided food, shelter, jobs, and spiritual sustenance to thousands of struggling souls for well over a century.

This inspiring journey through time will amaze you in the ways the Union Gospel Mission’s selfless acts have helped lives through Christ.

Texas Christian University Press, 9780875656090, 224pp.

Publication Date: February 27, 2015

About the Author

The UNION GOSPEL MISSION OF TARRANT COUNTY is a united Christian organization and ministry dedicated to providing love, hope, respect, and a new beginning for the homeless in Tarrant County. Since the earliest days, preaching the Gospel has been the focus of the Mission. From the early 1900s through World War I, demand for the Mission’s services grew dramatically. Fort Worth’s population had grown faster than the city could support. People requested food, clothing, shelter, and guidance, and the Mission freely ministered to all those in need. The Union Gospel Mission is located at 1331 E. Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas.