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.

Click on the link to read the December 2016 issue of the Kentucky Courier   16courier3

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With the Lord…


We are saddened to let you know that Preacher Bill Holeman passed away January 21, but also rejoicing to know that he is now in the presence of our Savior Jesus. Preacher Bill loved the Lord, loved children and loved to share the Gospel, serving with Kentucky Mountain Mission from 1953 until his retirement from the Mission last fall. Best known for his ventriloquism with the Crusader Team, Preacher Bill also pastored Jacks Branch Bible Church, started and worked at the Clay County Christian Youth Center, worked at Youth Haven Bible Camp and was involved in countless other outreaches. Your prayers will be very much appreciated for his wife Joyce and their family.

The Holeman family has requested that any memorial gifts be sent to Kentucky Mountain Mission, designated for Youth Haven Bible Camp or the Clay County Christian Youth Center. Thank you for your continued prayers.

If you were unable to come to Preacher Bill’s funeral, you may want to look at these videos:
Routine with Henry & Homer —
Preacher Bill’s funeral service —



Preacher Bill, Henry & Homer


2017 Marks the 75th Anniversary of Kentucky Mountain Mission!


The 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)



Please pray for KMM missionary, Scott Brandenburg, as he recently began chemotherapy treatments for colon cancer. Please also pray for KMM missionary, Loren Fryer, who has serious health concerns.


New Chapel Progress

16ChapelDedication_002It is good to see progress on the new chapel and dining room, as the wood ceiling, hardwood floor and lights have been installed! Please continue to pray with us for God’s provision of safety, finances and skilled laborers for the completion of the new chapel and dining room. There is still work to be done in the upstairs and downstairs restrooms, the kitchen and dining room. You may send any gifts to Kentucky Mountain Mission, PO Box 588, Beattyville, KY 41311, designated for the New Chapel Fund.

As work continues, we will add pictures to keep you updated. You may also visit our Facebook page, to follow the progress of the project.