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» Jesus said again, "I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full" -- John 10:9-10



Our Mission


Lifting Lives Ministries, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit, exists to lift the lives of people from discouragement and despair to enthusiasm and empowerment through nutrition and nurturing, modeling and mentoring.

Please click on the "About Us" tab at the top of the page to learn about our mission and programs.

Our Work Today...


Lifting Lives Ministries serves several homeless families every week at temporary sites, and continues to raise operational funds for the Lifting Lives Family Shelter facility, which will shelter 20 homeless families at once (at least one adult male and/or female with children) in one location. This kind of family shelter does not exist in Vicksburg and less than four are known to exist in Mississippi, yet a shelter for homeless families is greatly needed.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, homeless families increased by 20% between 2007 and 2010. Furthermore, roughly 21% of Mississippi families live in poverty, and a report by the National Center on Family Homelessness reveals that “Mississippi ranks 49 out of 50 states in child homelessness.”

Lifting Lives Ministries needs your help to operate the Lifting Lives Family Shelter. Please click on the “Family Shelter” tab at the top of the page to learn more.

A message from the Board of Directors


Lifting Lives Ministries, Inc., is led by Executive Director, Joel W. Dimmette, Sr., and governed by the board of directors, who are Dr. Willie Nettle, Mrs. Nellie Caldwell, Ms. Bobbie Heads, and Mr. Ron Green. Truly, words cannot express how excited we are about the future of LLM and serving the Vicksburg community. There is much work to be done! Please consider partnering with LLM to lift the lives of others today.