Hope Inspired Ministries (HIM) was established in January, 2012 by Michael Coleman.
Hope Inspired Ministries (HIM) was founded in January 2012, in Montgomery, AL, by Michael Coleman, a retired Army veteran of 21 years and former pastor. Being frustrated with the continued failures of society to address the generational poverty problem, Michael invested his life savings into a program that was truly transformational in its nature.
Instead of bringing a traditional band aid approach by helping people survive in poverty, HIM’s approach is radically different. HIM trains people, through a system of structure and accountability combined with empathy and compassion, how to escape the hopelessness and despair found in a lifetime of poverty.
HIM has grown every year in its existence. It has proven that even the most marginalized men and women of our community can become self-supporting, productive citizens.
Due to its proven formula for success, in 2017, HIM expanded their services into the Birmingham communities of Woodlawn, East Lake, and surrounding areas. In 2019, a partnership with The Foundry Ministries began in the Birmingham area to serve the men seeking help in their program. Through a collaborative effort with the Montgomery Baptist Association, we expanded into Lowndes County in 2020.
A Message From Our Founder
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” In this video, the Founder of Hope Inspired Ministries, Michael Coleman, shares different aspects of the ministry to include the history, curriculum, processes and outcomes.