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Emma Quire Mission Center

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 for a variety of reasons (Vacation Bible Schools, construction projects, food/clothing distribution, etc.). 

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.

The Mission accepts donations in the forms of funding and physical supplies. All donations are tax deductible and distributed to the residents of Owsley County based on need.

EQMC welcomes 25+ work teams from around the globe throughout the year, but is in need of additional teams in the future. 

To make hope visible in the lives of Appalachian families in Owsley County Kentucky.

Basketball and cheer camps


June 15-19


A Big Step

EQMC knows that when there's a need, even a small project can make a big difference. We were proud to finish this project recently. All you need to do is look at the smile on that face to understand what it feels like to stand at the top of a previously treacherous climb, and know that you can now safely that next big step.

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Booneville, KY 41314