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Hope Made Visible

Our Vision: To be a hub for missions in Owsley County where lives will be transformed by the collaboration between residents and the teams who come to build long lasting relationships-- resulting in “Hope Made Visible.”

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In 2003, the Goodman’s Motel in downtown Booneville was purchased by First Baptist Church Frankfort, to house the Emma Quire Mission Center (EQMC).

First Baptist Church named the facility after Mrs. Emma Quire of Frankfort. Mrs. Quire’s name is synonymous with Kentucky Baptist mission work. A long-time member of First Baptist Church, Mrs. Quire had a heart and passion to serve anyone in need with compassion and the love of Jesus.

The building has been completely renovated for the purpose of housing mission teams from around the country coming to Owsley County.

On August 2, 2016, the EQMC became a non-profit organization (501c3) and elected its first Board of Directors. On October 16, 2016, the EQMC celebrated its 10th year anniversary and hosted a rededication service. The prayer of the new board is to continue the great ministries to Owsley through the mission teams that come to make a difference in one of the poorest counties in the country.

Our Partners

We can't do what we do alone.  We're grateful for the partnership and work of other great organizations in Appalachia.


Frankfort, KY

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First Baptist Booneville, KY

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and many more...

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