The Grace Place, Inc., is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.  It was founded in December, 2017 by its Board of Directors. We are a community effort that crosses denominational, racial, social and economic lines.  Our mission statement, “Sharing the Grace of Christ Through Meeting Needs,” is our compass.

Our corporate office is located in Batesville, MS which is 60 miles south of Memphis, TN.  Our mission field is Batesville, Panola County and any surrounding areas that we can serve.  We bring together churches, local businesses, schools, government agencies, law enforcement officials, city agencies and civic organizations to make a larger impact on our community in meeting spiritual, physical, emotional and social needs.

We are founded on the principles of Ministry Evangelism and base our ministry on Jesus’ commands in Mathew 25:31-46 of God’s word to us, the Bible.  We are not ashamed of, nor do we apologize for being a Christian organization dedicated to reaching both now and for eternity.

Board of Directors

John Howell, President
Jonathan Garner, Vice-President
Marni McKenzie, Secretary
Bob Wadsworth, Treasurer
Joe May, Member
Jefferey Bean, Member
Jeremy Weldon, Member
Jimmy McCloud, Member


Wanda McClure, Lead Counselor
Mike French, Benevolence Food Director
Don Chapman, Genesis Children’s Ministry Director
Alexander Sanford, Genesis Children’s Ministry Assistant Director

Volunteer Staff

Brenda Mapes, Receptionist, data-processor
Betty Campbell, clothing organizer
Pamela Crowder, Counselor