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The Gospel Mission

Check out the Gospel Mission’s new thrift store




About The Gospel Mission

The Gospel Mission is a non-denominational, Christian non-profit agency dedicated to leading homeless and needy people to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. Since 1938, we have provided meals, temporary housing, clothing, household items and the Word of God to people suffering hardship.

More About The Gospel Mission

Henry and Edith Plumer founded the Mission in 1938. Its history has been lined with the faithful prayers, donations, and service of God’s people, and has resulted in changed lives for many who have walked through our doors. In the 1930’s, Henry Plumer became a new creation in Christ, and as he sought to share his new-found faith, he often found himself on skid row in Sioux City, proclaiming the Good News to those who shared a love for alcohol as he once did.  His love for these people led to the founding of the Gospel Mission in 1938, and for 23 years, he and his wife Edith ministered faithfully to those whose lives were empty and downtrodden.  Their dedication to their Lord and Savior, and the Lord’s grace to turn the down-troddens’ love for alcohol to a love for God, was the perfect start to the ministry originally known as the Sioux City Gospel Mission.


Check out the Gospel Mission’s new thrift store. If you enjoy searching for bargains, Sioux City’s Gospel Mission has a second thrift store that just opened at 4273 Sergeant Road in Morningside, next to the Fareway Store located across from the mall. Said to be designed more like a boutique, the thrift store in Morningside.


Services Offered: Men

The Gospel Mission helps men overcome drug and alcohol dependencies, provides life-skills training, educational opportunities, job readiness and spiritual development.


The Gospel Mission helps women overcome drug and alcohol dependencies, provides education and career training, spiritual development, financial management, cooking and parenting classes.

Friends in Need

Assist over 200 families a week through our food pantry, provide over $825 in clothing and household items each week, officiate local funerals, provide 3 meals a day for the hungry and a monthly Gospel Service.

Food Pantry The Gospel Mission Food Pantry exists to help families in need with grocery items to augment their food budget. Families may come to the food pantry to receive assistance once a month for canned and non-perishable items, but may come daily for perishable items. Over 200 families a week are serviced through this ministry.  Located at our main facility at 500 Bluff Street, the Food Pantry hours are M-F 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Donations of perishable and non-perishable food items are always welcomed and may be brought to our delivery door at 500 Bluff Street

Thrift Store: The Gospel Mission Thrift Store is one of the most engaging second-hand stores in the region. Items available within our store include men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing and outerwear, knickknacks, books, kitchenware, furniture and household appliances (large and small), and much, much more.

Our Thrift Store also provides resources for some of our many ministries through our give-away voucher program and through providing job program opportunities to our residents.

Our store hours are 9:30-5:00 M-F and 9:30-2:30 on Saturday, and our phone number is 712-224-5605. Donations to our thrift store may be made during store hours, or you may call our main office at 712-255-1769 to arrange to have your donation scheduled for pick up.

Single Women With Children Shelter:

 The Gospel Mission Women and Children’s Shelter… A Dream Come True! 

Since 1999, over 2500 different women and children have been ministered to, and many have come to Christ. For several years now, an area church has organized a group to come and make many renovations on the inside of our building. Replacing carpet and furniture, doing painting and window dressing, renovating offices and rooms, along with bringing a great deal of encouragement to our clients, this group has been able to significantly improve the inside appearance, providing a very home-like atmosphere to those who come through our doors

Single Men with Children Shelter:

The broken family used to be a mother and her children. More frequently, we now see men with their children seeking shelter and services. The U-shaped facility consists of four apartment- style units each with two bedrooms which house up to 32 people. Our Single Men with Children’s Shelter is a six month program intended to help move a man and his children to a better life.

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