Mission Lexington was originally founded in 1978 by four churches as a way to serve individuals and families faced with limited resources and urgent needs. While our mission has remained the same, the exponential growth of our community has led to the growth of our physical plant, staff, programming, and volunteer force. As our community grows, so do the needs.
Mission Lexington is the hub of care for those in crisis in Lexington County. We assist families and individuals with life essentials (food, clothing, shelter), resources, and guidance. In 2022, we met over 31,800 needs in Lexington County ranging from rehousing a blended family of six to providing interview clothes to a dad trying to provide for his family. Our partner network includes local businesses, government agencies, corporations, organizations, individuals, and 54 member churches that help sustain our vision daily.
Mission Lexington has served the county from multiple locations over the years, moving as our needs have expanded. Today we offer a thriving thrift store, food pantry, mobile food pantry, donation center, social services, and administration offices at 216 Harmon Street in downtown Lexington, SC.
What We Believe
“Glorifying God by serving our neighbors in crisis.” – In the Spirit of Matthew 25:40
To be recognized by every citizen of Lexington County as the leading provider of services to those in need during a crisis.
We glorify God by providing the basic human needs of food, clothing, shelter, and resources to Lexington County residents in times of crisis.
Statements of Belief
Everyone is part of God’s creation, valued, and deserves to be treated with compassion.
A cooperative community, strong, trained leadership, and clearly defined goals will best serve the mission of Mission Lexington.
To accomplish our mission, we offer opportunities for the community to serve with its gifts and talents.
Statement of Faith
We worship and serve the one eternal, triune God who rules over all and who has revealed Himself in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We submit to the teaching of the Bible, which is the Word of God written, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.
We believe that we have eternal life through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. By grace, we are saved from our sins.
We share the good news of Jesus Christ in words and deeds.
We believe human life has value because it is created in the image of God and redeemed in Jesus Christ. We love and serve because Jesus first loved and served us.
We work to be good stewards of time, talents, and treasures. We seek to use what has been entrusted to us faithfully and for the glory of our Lord.
We believe that a vibrant faith in Christ, a cooperative community, trained leadership, and clearly defined goals will best ensure that Mission Lexington fulfills what God is calling it to do.