Hope Lions Hear “Banner Hope” Program

By Staff, 12/27/21 8:08 PM

The Hope Lions Club heard a program on “Banner Hope” Monday.    Steven Mullins and Daniel Bramlett talked about the “Banner Hope” program which is overseen by First Baptist Church.  Mullins said “Banner Hope” is a faith-based recovery center to deal with addiction.  Mullins and Bramlett explained how Banner Hope came to acquire the former Migrant Mission Center located on property with the Migrant Center.  The Mission Center was owned by a Baptist organization and Banner Hope acquired it for $15,000.  The Baptist organization later refunded that money and gave Banner Hope another $5,000.  After COVID hurt their work with young people, the group felt led to work with adults and incorporated a program which has proved successful in DeQueen.  Bramlett thanked Sheriff James Singleton for setting aside a pod at the jail for the program.  He explained how incarcerated men can apply for the program and that they’ll take 6 per “semester”.  They hope to expand that in the future.  Bramlett told the Lions “Banner Hope” has just been approved for some grant funds.

Bramlett explained how they’re working to build small houses for people living in substandard housing and noted that the organization now has its own sawmill.

If you have questions about the Banner Hope program, contact Bramlett at First Baptist in Hope.