Loving Hands Ministries Inc
PO BOX 1157
BRADENTON FL 34206-1157

We see the hurting young men of this generation, not as the majority of society views them -- hopeless, bums, jail-birds, and hoodlums. Instead, we see them as we believe God sees them, a new Creation, forgiven and changed men who have a future and a hope. Loving Hands Ministries is dedicated to rehabilitating these young men through discipleship. We provide a residential rehabilitation program that has successfully created thousands of drug-free disciples for 34 years at no charge to the resident or their family.

CEO/Executive Director Rev Joseph R. Hamblen
Board Chair Mrs. Kimberly F. Dodson
Board Chair Affiliation Loving Hands Ministries
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1986
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Aug 2018
State Registration Exempt 0
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
IRS Letter of Determination
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Impact Statement
Top Goals of 2018:
  • Complete our brand new chapel building at our Dade City campus completely debt free!
  • Gather enough support at our new Miami Campus to start taking men into that location
  • Pay off a significant portion of our mortgage at our Palmetto campus 
Needs Statement
Loving Hands Ministries provides housing, food, training, classes and anything else needed for our residents for the entire two year program.
  1. The average cost to house a man in jail (many of our residents are court mandated) is $2700 a month. Loving Hands manages to house each man for around $1500 a month. We currently have 28 men between our two locations which comes out to $42,000 a month or over $500,000 a year! However, Loving Hands Ministries never charges for our services so we completely rely on your support! Our biggest need is simple, a monthly reoccurring donation to keep changing the lives of the men and the families that come into our program.
  2. We are in desperate need of funds and materials to complete our new chapel/classroom building project at our Dade City campus. The men currently worship and learn in a very small room that doesn't provide much room for the men to spread out. Once the chapel is built, we are planning to convert this room into a dining room so we don't have to eat at a kitchen set up in the kitchen.
  3. We are hoping to raise $100,000 a year to put towards the mortgage at our headquarters campus. The total mortgage is $700,000 so we are praying to have it paid off by the end of 2022.
Background Statement
Loving Hands Ministries was founded in 1982 by Wendell and Nancy Wilson as a result of a God-inspired vision to minister the love of God to the lost and troubled youth of this generation. In 1984 the first Regeneration Center opened in Bradenton, Florida. Loving Hands established it's second location in Dade City, Florida in 1992. The Ministry's vision extended into India in 1993, where we oversee more than 200 churches, an orphanage, a Christian school, a Bible College, and Seminary.
Under the able leadership of the Wilson's, our dedicated staff, volunteers and supports, we have seen God's love change thousands of lives and destinies! 
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Charlotte
FL- DeSoto
FL- Hardee
FL- Hillsborough
FL- Lee
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
Areas Served Comments Loving Hands Ministries travels to congregations across Florida testifying and spreading the word about the amazing power of God and the success stories of our residents. We also accept applicant's for the program from all across Florida and other states where our the word of our success has spread including past program graduates from as far as Oregon.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Religion- Related
Tertiary Org Type Public & Societal Benefit
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Loving Hands Ministries is a cost-free Christian based two year residential rehabilitation program for men with life controlling problems ie: drug, alcohol; & other addictions. LHM provides complete care, including housing, food, and training,  at absolutely no cost to the resident or his family. 
The men are in the classroom over 6 hours a day learning a curriculum that is 100% from the Bible. Pastors and church volunteers come in daily, with three classes per day. The classroom work also includes memorizing Bible verses and completing Christian book reports every 10 days. The men have daily exercise, chores, work projects, counseling, worship and prayer. There is no smoking, caffeine, coffee, TV, movie's or newspaper. We provide an atmosphere that focuses 100% on developing a relationship with Jesus to treat the addiction at it's source- the sinful nature of man's heart.
Budget $500,000
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Residential Substance Abuse Treatment
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Males Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers Offenders/Ex-Offenders
Short Term Success The residents in this program show noticeable signs of improvement after only a couple of months. After one year in the program residents enter a staff training phase and begin to help disciple and mentor the younger residents. There is also a large percentage of residents who graduate the program and stay on staff (unpaid) to give back to the organization and the program that has changed their lives. Every staff member is currently studying part time at a Bible college or Bible university.
Long Term Success Loving Hands Ministries has housed, counseled and graduated thousands of men in its 30 years of service. Over 70% of men who graduated the program,  have broken the addiction completely and remain productive members of society. The program has not only changed the lives of the men, but completely rebuilt and strengthened families as a whole.
Program Success Monitoring The program goes through a comprehensive evaluation several times a year with tweaks and changes happening daily. With such an unpredictable demographic, the program is constantly changing to be more effective and provide better results.
Program Success Examples
Instead of listing the hundreds of men who have graduated the program and now lead successful lives as a productive citizens, here is a testimony from one of the mothers of a resident who recently graduated:
Loving Hands was the vessel that God used to answer our prayers and gave us back our beautiful son. Loving Hands' shined a light in our life and in Omar's when all there was was darkness. Today, our son's future is so bright! He is getting married to a beautiful woman of faith, attending Southeastern University and working! We are so blessed! All the glory to GOD..he continues to work in our lives, praise HIM!! THANK YOU Pastor Wendell and Sister Nancy for your commitment to save our sons! We are forever in debt to you." 
In 1993 the founders of Loving Hands Ministries had a vision from God to do more for people who needed it. The Ministry decided to take the leap of faith and expanded into India. Loving Hands Ministries now oversees and supports more than 230 churches, an orphanage, a Christian school, a Bible College and Seminary.
The mission of Loving Hands India is simple, to reach the unreached millions in India and to bring them the saving knowledge of Jesus. Some of the ways we do that are:
  • implementing varios social, cultural, and health awareness programs at grass root levels which include nutrition and  sanitation
  • financial assistance to provide a church building to every group of villages, remote agencies, hamlets, and towns
  • to provide medical and health care to children, women, and old aged people
  • to fight malnutrition through family assistance programs
  • providing shelter, food, clothes, and medicines to those affected by natural calamities
Budget $24,000
Category Health Care, General/Other International Public Health/International Health
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent At-Risk Populations International
Short Term Success Short-term success would be the addition of at least 10 churches a year to our network of over 200 current churches.
Long Term Success Long-term success would be achieved if we could build a Christian network of churches, orphanages, Bible colleges, and Seminary's that would was constantly opening new facilities across India and that was completely self-sustaining as far as funding and teaching direction.
Program Success Monitoring We monitor our success of this program by multiple factors, one of which is very easy to determine, whether or not our churches keep their doors open. We can lose churches because of funding, local political opposition and population served by each church. We also monitor our success by how much funding we send over each  month.
Program Success Examples This last year we had incredible success and managed to open over 60 churches all across India.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Rev Joseph R. Hamblen
CEO Term Start May 2016
CEO/Executive Director Email lovinghandswcw@msn.com
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Rev. Joseph R. Hamblen Program Director
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 9
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 60
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation No
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
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External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Kimberly F. Dodson
Company Affiliation Loving Hands Ministries
Board Term Jan 2013 to Dec 2018
Board Chair Email lovinghandswcw@msn.com
Board Members
Board Members
Mrs. Kimberly F. Dodson Loving Hands Ministries
Rev. Joseph R. Hamblen Loving Hands Ministries
Dan Turpin Westcoast Church
Mr. Joseph Van Blarcom Esquire
Don Wilson Wilson Automotive
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 1
Board Gender
Male 4
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 8
Board Meeting Attendance % 93
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 80
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Governance Comments by Organization
Opportunities are unlimited due to the drug and alcohol addicted males, which has become an epidemic. The challenge is to acquire the resources; ie: staffing, housing and finances required to meet the needs.   
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month Jan
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2018
Tax Year End Month Dec
Tax Year End Day 31
Tax Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $675,000.00
Projected Expenses $625,000.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Audit/Financial Documents
Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$303,070$482,643$436,729
Administration Expense$183,824$0$42,592
Fundraising Expense$31,594$0$10,158
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.261.421.10
Program Expense/Total Expenses58%100%89%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue5%0%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,363,288$1,128,298$924,019
Current Assets$455,188$298,298$94,019
Long-Term Liabilities$578,733$594,052$681,400
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$785,155$534,246$242,619
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $659,945Contributions, gifts, grants $516,747Contributions, gifts, grants $469,944
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountNet Income from Sales of Inventory $14,919Fundraising $150,283Fundraising $68,009
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $0Net Income from Sales of Inventory $19,8920 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $0 - $50,000
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets42%53%74%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization Since Loving Hands requires $0 from its clients, the primary source of income is from Donations & Fundraisers as well as in-kind gifts and volunteers  
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from Federal Form 990.  Contributions include foundation and corporate support.
Nonprofit Loving Hands Ministries Inc
Address PO BOX 1157
BRADENTON , FL 34221 1157
Phone 941 747-5683