Kentucky Mountain Mission


Kentucky Mountain Mission is a conservative, independent, evangelical, faith Mission that ministers in southeast Kentucky.  Our outreaches are varied and include rural church ministry, Youth Haven Bible Camp, school programs, fitness/recreational facilities and a number of community outreaches.

The purpose of Kentucky Mountain Mission is to promote the spreading of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the study of the Bible, the saving of the lost, the edification of believers and the establishment of local, indigenous churches in the Kentucky mountains and vicinity.

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2017 Marks the 75th Anniversary of Kentucky Mountain Mission!


Kentucky Mountain Mission was in embryo form when Miss Annie Bethke went from her German home in Minnesota to attend the Bible Institute of Los Angeles in California. After conquering certain language difficulties, Miss Bethke graduated and came to Breathitt County, Kentucky in 1919, where she continued her work for the Lord as long as she was physically able, retiring in 1961, two years before she was called into the presence of her Saviour.

Although Miss Bethke had nothing to do officially with the organization of the Kentucky Mountain Mission, she has for many years been recognized as the founder of the work. In 1933, the prayer group who had been supporting her at the throne of grace, decided that they should organize a mission, themselves acting as the Board of Directors, in an effort to send more workers to the needy field in the mountains of Kentucky. The Mission was incorporated in 1942. Some of the early missionaries were sent to Miss Bethke’s home to help until they became accustomed to the area and resettled in a separate place to serve the Lord. (From the KMM Policy Manual)

A celebration of KMM’s 75th Anniversary will be held at Youth Haven Bible Camp on Saturday, September 9, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lunch will be served at noon. Tours of the campgrounds, recreational activities, reminiscing, and a service of praise and glory to God for His work these past 75 years will all be part of the day’s activities. Please give a call (606-464-2445) or send an email ( if you plan to attend. We hope you will join us!____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Please pray for KMM missionary, Scott Brandenburg, as he goes through chemotherapy treatments for colon cancer.


New Chapel Progress

We praise the Lord that we are able to use the new chapel for the 2017 retreats and summer camps! Please continue to pray with us for God’s provision of safety, finances and skilled laborers for the completion of the dining room. You may send any gifts to Kentucky Mountain Mission, PO Box 588, Beattyville, KY 41311, designated for the New Chapel Fund.

You may also visit our Facebook page, to follow the progress of the project.