101 Richmond Ave.
Contact Information
Address 101 Richmond Ave.
Phone (859) 881-4505
Contact Name Todd Johns
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2015
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer All financial contributions can either be mailed in by check to our physical address at 101 Richmond Ave. Nicholasville, KY 40356 or online on our website at under our secure donation page through paypal. All volunteer opportunities can be found on our website and potential volunteers can email directly through website. In-kind gift donations would need to have set up a pick up or drop off time through our email on our website as well.
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement

Revive Ministries is a non-profit focused on Christian Community Development Initiatives right here in Jessamine County. We are an intermediary identifying needs and helping people journey with others in relationship. Are goal is to help make the greatest impact in our community through our four key pillars. 1. Revive Life House: We are a voluntary, residential, Christ-centered recovery program designed to help men find meaningful answers to hurts, hang-ups and life controlling habits through building a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Students will learn to apply Biblical Principles in their daily lives. 2. Next Gen: Next Gen serves, supports and strengthens single parents, and also at risk youth. In recent decades' parents have isolated themselves in hopes of raising their children for success, instead of taking the village approach in helping raise their children for greatness as well as success. 3. Kingdom Market: We believe in a holistic approach to ministry and truly believe that God cares just as much about the market place and socio-economics as he does those in the jungles of the Amazon.

4. Common Grounds: In Common Grounds you will find us looking to collaborate with other county programs that are like-minded in heart. This ministry will include but not be limited to the following. Food Pantry, Co-Op gardening, Counseling Services, etc.

Background Statement

In 2007 Todd and Casey Johns felt called to leave life behind in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to pursue a life of missions with GO InterNational in Wilmore, Kentucky. The plan was to move to Michigan and live with Casey’s parent for 6 months to network and raise support for the move to Kentucky. A few months after the move to Michigan they quickly realized that God had other plans. They would spend the next 6 years in Michigan helping to plant a church focused on bridging the gap between two cities and implementing Christian Community Development initiatives. During their time in Michigan Todd worked at Whirlpool Corp in Supply Chain learning what it meant to be a missionary to the market place.


It was during these years in Michigan the Lord began to birth in Todd and Casey the heart and vision for Revive Ministries. In 2009 the Lord gave Todd a word during a revival service at Safe Harbor Church. The Lord spoke these words that would haunt Todd for the next 4 years. “Evangelize the Church, Disciple the World” This came from a burden over the scriptures in Matthew 7:21-24,


Todd’s heart aches for those within the four walls of the church to be quickened and awakened to the heart of the Father for their lives as well as those outside the church to come into a loving relationship with the Heavenly Father releasing them and reviving them into Kingdom purpose.


In January of 2013 while on a mission trip to teach discipleship to urban pastors in Kenya Africa Todd was asked again to join the GO InterNational team in Wilmore Kentucky. Todd and Casey both sensed the Lord’s leading to pick up and move the family to Kentucky and join the ministry of GO. However it wasn’t long after moving they sensed that the Lord brought them here for more than the ministry of GO. This seemed to be a repeating factor in how the Lord would work in and through their ministry calling and they would in fact be obedient once again to the Lord’s leading.


In December of 2013 Todd began to sense this calling more and more leading him to an intense prayer time one evening where in pleading with God to answer the questions they had, the Lord in his graciousness spoke again saying to Todd “If you would be resolved to stay here I will show you why you are to be here”. That night it was settled. Todd shared with Casey and from that night forward the release and beginnings of Revive Ministries began. Over the next several months the Lord would continue to reveal His story and unfold many events that would lead to the formalization of the ministry.

Impact Statement
Our top 4 accomplishments for 2015. 1. Board growth and development. We added 2 more board members that helped us diversify some and add some depth as well to help support the overall mission of our community work. 2. We started and sustained a community recovery program that meets once a week and compliments one of our key pillars, The Revive Life House. 3. Formed what we call our "Lead Team" which consists of members who help with the day to day, week over week operations of the ministry. 4. We held two community events, each event pulling together 5 churches and rallying the community at a  local coffee shop, J's place. Our treats on main event we collaborated with other local entities, like the Chamber and Nicholasville Now, to help bring over thousands of people down town. Our second event Candy Land Christmas, we served 250 kids with decorating cookies and over 500 people for the community event.
Our Top 3 goals for 2016 are as follows: 1. Launch and Sustain the Revive Life House. 2. Add 2-4 more community partners to join us in Community Development work. 3. Identify Directors to oversee all 4 key pillars for the ministry of Revive.
Needs Statement 1. Funding for the Revive Life House. Our operating budget including all overhead/Admin, will run $15k per month. We are looking to raise about 2 more months of operating expense, while we are simultaneously working to get State Accreditation of AODE and BHSO that will allow us to bill for medicaid insurance as well as private insurance. 2. We are looking to add another two people to our board. Preferably someone that can replace our current secretary and another who is either an attorney or legal background. 3. We are also looking for new team members to join us who have a heart for the Next Generation of youth and for a Program Director for the Revive Life House. 4. One of our biggest needs now for the Revive Life House is a vehicle, specifically a 12-15 passenger van. 5. More Church as well as business partnerships.
CEO/Executive Director Statement

Revive Ministries is an intermediary hub in our community connecting needs to the resources and resources to the needs! We truly believe that in loving people and caring for our community we can have the greatest impact in our world. That is why we operate through our four key pillars that our are foundation of love.  One of the biggest distinctions I believe that truly sets us apart from other humanitarian efforts and works is the simple fact that we are committed to developing people over the course of the long-haul. We believe in the intentionality of developing people, teaching them to fish, so to speak, that they may be fulfilled in work, family and all the fullness of life.

Board Chair Statement

We as a board, in our infancy, over this past year have had many successes as well as challenges that is for sure! What I would like to mention is that we have added a couple new members to our team this year that has helped us in many ways within the public eye as well as from a diversity perspective. Another “win” for us and has really been from day one is that we have gelled and collaborated as a team with relative ease. One of our most recent challenges has been in the pillar of the Revive Life House and coming to a decision on when to open our doors. This is always the challenge of leading a faith-based board when sailing through uncharted waters. We committed this situation to more prayer and time together and are working towards consensus on the matter.  Each member of the board has stepped up in some creative ways to help raise more monies during our time of working through this decision. It’s been a joy to see all of us pull together.

Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Unknown /
Geographic Areas Served
We are located in Nicholasville, KY 40356, however we have the ability to reach and serve other counties in Kentucky in some form or fashion through any of our 4 key pillars.
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact.

In Revive our life mission is to come along side and serve our community with “no strings” attached by empowering others, through our four key pillars, in common unity making a difference in one life, one family and one neighborhood at a time. That means our approach to ministry is fueled by passionate volunteers who are looking to connect with the real needs of our city and beyond. We are an intermediate ministry looking to facilitate and connect with existing organizations who long to making a lasting impact in the lives of individuals. Our organizational goals over the next 3-5 years consist of the furthering development of our key pillars identifying directors for each pillar expanding the specific mission of each. Our truly believe that our four key pillars will address the major needs in our community which we believe is true in most part to our society as a whole. Revive Life House will address head on the problem of addiction doing our part to help restore men back to God, family and ultimately impacting future generations to come. This holistic program will address addiction from a spiritual perspective and yet will also address the clinical and social side as well. We will offer clinical counseling, individual and group as well as job skills training through Jobs for Life. Our Kingdom Market pillar is really about teaching Christian business owners how to live out their faith in the market place and how to allow their business to be part of God’s redemptive plan for society. We envision the men coming out of the Revive Life House program to have potential employment opportunities with our Kingdom Market partners. Our NextGen pillar will invest in the youth of our community, giving way to leadership development, after-school programs, mentoring youth, etc. We truly believe in Revive that we do not have to “reinvent” the wheel and really do not care to try. We want to come along side existing programs to help one another have the greatest impact in the lives of our NextGen leaders. We will look to potentially tie NextGen youth into internships with Kingdom Market partners and help to facilitate the absolute best relationship building programs we can in our region. Lastly, the pillar of Common Ground is our benevolence type services to the community. We know there are and always will be needs in our neighborhoods and we will do our part to address those needs of shelters, food, clothing, etc., however we will do so under the framework of building relationships. We like to say “relief with intent”. As we expand Common Grounds into our communities the tie back into the other 3 pillars will be a natural flow, from Recovery, to employment needs to helping in the development of our “at risk youth”. We know that community development work will take place over the next 5, 10, 15 plus years because when working with people and communities there are two critical factors that must be present, trust and sustainability and that just takes time.  

StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals?

I believe the majority of this question was answered within the previous section on goals. The four pillars is really strategy / ministry model by which we believe we will have the greatest impact for our community needs. However, I will speak to the "near-term" activities that will serve as a building block for future success. Allow me to give two examples that area already taking place. One falls under the Kingdom Market pillar. We have had the privilege to start a missional community coffee shop in downtown Nicholasville called J's Place. Early on as the Executive Director of Revive I formed a friendship with the owner prior to opening the doors of the coffee shop and was hired as General Manager to get the shop up and running. J's place over the last 18 months now has been vital to our community as well as a wonderful launching pad and hub for our non-profit. Please visit the website at  Secondly is the Revive Life House. We currently have the facility, program and plans in place to launch this pillar and will do so over the next month. We have been gearing up for this launch over the last 6 months and really believe that as we do this will drive community awareness and volunteers to engage in our vision and mission. Lastly I would also add that we are actively engaged in a potential homeless shelter for Jessamine County in Nicholasville. This is a current coalition formed and we are taking steps towards helping with this. The shelter would fall under our Common Grounds pillar and bring awareness and strengthen the overall vision to help love and develop people back into active working members of society.

CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals?

We have various ways we are connecting to help “fund the plan” if you will. For instance, we have online giving, monthly supporters, fundraising events, Kingdom Market partnership, local foundations, Church support, and all board members are financially contributing to the ministry as well. Our community has rallied in various ways through the support of J’s place, to helping us work on getting the Revive Life House ready for the men. We have had continued support from various church groups as well as city officials who have showed their support. Some of our internal resourcing has come in the form of networking with our board members which as led to our participating in local fundraisers, as well as making sure we as a board have the correct coverage from insurance perspectives. We have also started to form what we call our “Lead Team” which consists of volunteers at this point who assist with the day to day operations of the ministry. This team consists of an admin assistant, communications person, prayer coordinator and an unofficial seminary intern who helps with newsletter and other odd and end stuff! We also have had continued support through various partnerships in our community via churches, local chamber and local businesses. All have rallied to help us get the house ready and supported us in fundraising and other local events we have been apart of to drive donations and awareness.

IndicatorsHelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact?

2.Board Investment - Building diversity within the board along with leadership training and financial investments 3. Celebrate Recovery Launch/Sustainable - The goal is to have this aspect of the ministry up and running, train leaders and leadership and identify a CR Coordinator.

4. Identify Revive Life House rental property - Housing for 4 to 6 men, close to town for easy access to work, court and other needs. 5. Identify Revive Life House Manager.

6. Next Gen - Sustaining Wednesday community youth night at J’s place and developing “next step” phase for those youth who want more. 7. Next Gen Director - by year two have identified ministry director.

1. Identify and have 4 staff in place to help bring oversight to ministry; Kingdom Market Director (Development/Finances); Next Gen Director (Marketing/Communications); Revive Life House Director (Recovery/Counseling); Admin Assistant to ED (Secretarial Background)

2. Create one or two DBA’s under Revive focused on helping to facilitate guys through the RLH program creating job skills training and employment opportunities. (examples, resale/resource center, Landscaping Company, etc)

3. Connect Jobs for Life into Kingdom Market as well as Phase II of Revive Life House with first round of program graduates.

4. Common Grounds to have streamlined community food pantries and resources working together in community wide efforts.


ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far?

Two of our four key pillars are already a reality in very short time frame, about 18 months! As explained above, J's place a Kingdom Market partner has been extremely valuable to the long-term goals and success of Revive. The credibility and networking that has taken place because of J's place has been nothing short of amazing. We (J's place) is seen as a hub in the community, a place where people are now accustomed to gather for meetings and business lunches downtown. This has allowed for the vision of Revive to be shared and lived out through the coffee shop. Along with J's place is of course what has been mentioned already, Revive Life House. The house has been a great community gatherer if you will of support and volunteers coming to help make this a reality. We have had many people from the community, city leaders and others share how addiction has impacted their own families and that we need something like this to combat addiction. As for what has worked and what has not worked so much within our progress thus far really has been truly all positive, however, yes we have learned some things along the way in terms of promotional nights and marketing that works and doesn’t work for J’s place. We have learned how the community really longs to see a change as a whole in our communities as people are excited to help and jump in and get their “hands dirty”. We have also learned the importance of ongoing communication and regular quarterly updates we like to hold at J’s place for those who are wanting to know more and/or be involved more.

Board Chair
Board Chair Todd Johns
Company Affiliation Revive Ministries
Term Apr 2014 to Dec 2016
Board Members
Casey Johns Ignite ChurchVoting
Sam Lee First Southern National BankVoting
Patricia Rhorer Jessamine County Drug Court SupervisorVoting
Gwen Riley Green Box, LLC.Voting
Joey Stafford Neace Lukens InsuranceVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 95%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 66%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 83%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Todd Johns
Term Start Jan 2014
General Manager of J's Place (July 2014-Nov.2015)
Director of International Ministries at GO InterNational (July 2013-July 2014)
Whirlpool Corporation (Nov. 2007-May 2013) Procurement specialist, Deployment Analyst/inventory&planning, Order Management Lead National Accounts
Associate Pastor at Overflow Church and Safe Harbor Church (Nov. 2007-2013)
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 15
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 0
Unspecified 0
This is a 12-month program. Disciplinary, academic or work performance issues could extend that time. Our program has two phases. First phase is approximately 9-months. In this initial phase of the program residents will spend part of their time understanding and knowing that God cares for them and that he is for them longing to have relationship with them. Residents will come to know and learn what it truly means to BELONG to God and one another. Studies rooted in understanding of who God really is and what that means for them. Starting in the 3rd month of the residents program they will enter a program called Jobs for Life. These men will go through this program coupled with an onsite job at the Revive Life House. Sales from the work program this will help fund the house, however it will also allow the men to have a percentage in savings for those who stick with it and graduate the program to help with transitions back into life and family.
Budget 165000
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We believe in a holistic approach to ministry and truly believe that God cares just as much about the market place and socio-economics as he does those in the jungles of the Amazon. We realize that there is no simple solution to any complex problem.
Kingdom Market ministry is centered on allowing Jesus to be at the helm and forefront of the business place, honoring others through His love and creating spaces that allow for job creation and facilitation of CCD initiatives. For more information on Christian Community Development initiatives see

Kingdom Market ministries also understands and value the importance of job creation, as well as having a place for volunteers to give back into our communities. Kingdom Market places the highest regard for relationships, knowing that all ministry flows from a place of relationship with God and others.

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Description Revive Next Gen serves, supports and strengthens single parents, and also at risk youth. In recent decades parents have isolated themselves in hopes of raising their children for success, instead of taking the village approach in helping raise their children for greatness as well as success. As a result many parents become exhausted, frustrated and at times down right depressed that their children are not growing and excelling as they had once hoped. When this happens the children become stifled by obstacles instead of embracing opportunities. The essence of failure remains and becomes their sense of normalcy and acceptance. Many youth, not by their own choice or decision- making, start life disadvantaged. Do you know any? We strive to be the village that helps encourage youth for greatness. Our desire is to help shape them to put others and the greater good of our community first. We exists to spark passion, inspire purpose and infuse positive values into the life of our youth.
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We fully believe that the ground is level at the foot of the cross and that every person matters in the eyes of God. When we are living out our faith in and among our neighborhoods and intentionally loving our neighbors as ourselves common grounds naturally occurs. What we are talking about is a just distribution of resources. In Common Grounds you will find us looking to collaborate with other county programs that are like-minded in heart. This ministry will include but not be limited to the following. Food Pantry, Co-Op gardening, Counseling Services, etc.
Budget 10000
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Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2016
Projected Revenue $185,000.00
Projected Expenses $185,000.00
Detailed Financials
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
CEO Comments The majority of our 2016 budget involves the operating costs of the Revive Life House. 2015 was a year of new beginnings for us as well as a newly formed board and Todd's transition from full-time GM at J's place to the organization. With that being said we had nearly $53,000 come into Revive in 2015. We will be challenged with a $185k budget for 2016; however, I believe we are up for the task at hand. One of the ways in which will help generate income for the ministry will be through the billing of insurances through the Revive Life House. We are working towards our BHSO (Behavioral Health Service Org) which will allow us to bill through Medicaid as well as other private insurances. We will still face the challenge of raising the subsequent funds required to operate the ministry. We have several avenues by which we will go after this funding. We will also be looking to broaden and diversify our board as well into 2016 to help reach out into networks we are not currently hitting.
Foundation Staff Comments Revive received its 501c3 status in 2015 and so does not yet have one year's worth of financial information.
Address 101 Richmond Ave.
Primary Phone 859 881-4505
CEO/Executive Director Todd Johns
Board Chair Todd Johns
Board Chair Company Affiliation Revive Ministries