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Earnie Hall: ‘Everything I do is Bible based’



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The River City Rescue Mission does it’s fair share of hard work in the community, from organizing a thrift store, offering shelter to those without and hosting an annual Thanksgiving dinner for those in need. 

For the past 11 years, all that the River City Rescue Mission has done has been under the direction of Earnie Hall.

After battling a life full of wrong turns, Hall claims that it was God who helped to turn him around, and today, he does his best to live his life in a way that is pleasing to God.

“Everything I do is Bible based,” Hall said. “Years ago, they wanted me to tell them that I was an addict, alcoholic, but I would say that I believe in Jesus Christ, and I’m grateful for my recovery. That’s been my identity for the past couple of years. Other than that, I’m the chaplain at the jail. I have been for 16 years, and I’ve been here at River City Rescue Mission for 11 years. It’s just full time ministry.”

Though he’s done some amazing work in the community, Hall lets everyone know that he isn’t the one who deserves the praise.

“I’ve been around the block way too many times,” he said, “but I found a way out through the word of God, and now I am able to walk free.”

Hall hopes to continue giving back to the community that gave to him. 

“For the last several years, I’ve been trying not to promote myself at all,” he said. “I just put a Bible in someone’s hand and promote the one we should be promoting: Jesus Christ. “

While he holds numerous titles, Hall says that there is just one thing that describes him, a song.

“If you’ve heard the casting crowns song, ‘Only Jesus,’ that would really describe me,” he said. “I’m not trying to leave behind a legacy because my name can’t save anyone, but God can fix it.”

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