The Providence Home Post

August 2023 Newsletter

“The month of August had turned into a griddle

where the days just lay there and sizzled,”

― Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

August to Autumn!

Whether you’re headed back to school and the football field, or stealing these last few days of summer sizzle, August got here quick and feels like it’s leaving even faster! 

While most of us wish time would slow down some, August does lead to

autumn! And who doesn’t love autumn? Especially with our big anniversary gala just a month away! Wahoo!

Gala Goings On

We are celebrating our 60 years in ministry in grand style! 

2023 Building Hope Gala: Celebrating 60! Sponsored by McEntire Produce.

Thursday, October 5 at Seawell’s – 6-8 p.m.

What a night we have planned! Think inspirational dinner theater with ALL the glory going to God! 

It starts with the very talented Kelly Nash of iHeartRadio, who is our evening’s emcee.  

In addition to a free and delicious dinner, enjoy a surprise “sweet spot” dessert, sponsored by our friends at Southeastern Freight Lines

Then, prepare to travel back in time with us to 1963 and the founding of our ministry. We have an unexpected and impactful live production planned just for you! 

See for yourself the story of how one man who met Jesus in his jail cell dedicated his life to releasing countless others from the shackles of drugs, alcohol, and incarceration!

It costs nothing to register or attend. We do pray God will lead you to support our ministry as you are able, and that this night will truly be unforgettable! 

Tables are filling up fast! Want to attend as our guest? Register here:

I want to come!

Want to host a table? You don’t buy your table, just invite enough friends to fill your table of eight. Click here to serve as a table host:

I want to be a table host!


Storage Sense of Irmo is blessing Providence Home with a massive, month-long food drive!

Drop off your canned soup, vegetables, fruits, and meats all September long!


Drop-Off Site:

Storage Sense Irmo

11134 Broad River Road A

Irmo, South Carolina 29063


Together, we CAN do great things! Thanks for donating!  

Prayer And Praise!


Pray for our beloved board member, Pastor Richard Fleming, as he mourns the death of his younger brother.


Pray for Executive Director Rob Settle, as well as Providence Home great friends Joy Flake and Adele Little as they continue to battle ongoing health issues.


Pray for the technicians and musicians that are working this minute to present a unique anniversary gala program.



Praise for God’s provisions and for some very generous donors who He used to especially bless us – not just financially, but with generous gifts of water, linens, pillows, and hygiene kits.

Praise for our new chapel and our ongoing plans to use it in even more and creative ways to bless our men and point them to Jesus Christ.


Praise for the resident men God is growing and restoring here at Providence Home. They are a light on our campus and in our ministry.

Saluting Our Superstar Sponsors

Thank you to these gala sponsors that continue to support Providence Home:

WE BELIEVE that men entrapped by drugs and alcohol or coming out of prison should have a safe, supportive, faith-based environment for recovery and stability.

YOU CAN HELP men reunite with their families and become financially, spiritually, emotionally, and physically stable and healthy with your one-time or monthly donations.


It's easy to support our men and ministry!
Donate with the online link below
or mail to P.O. Box 3188, Columbia, SC 29230!


William Brumbach, Chairman

Hal Stevenson, Vice Chairman

Reggie Boan, Treasurer

Beth Atwater, Secretary


Dr. Rick Christman

Henry Clay

Judy Etheredge

Richard Fleming

Henry Hennagan

Dr. Brian Huff

Leanne Johnson

Mike Millington

Henry Rollins

Tara Whitfield


Rob Settle, Executive Director

Christy Cox, Development Director

Mark Davis, Program Director

Ron Smith, Case Manager

Carleen Smoak, Office Manager

Caitlin Bonesteel, Assistant Development Director

Steven Stevenson, Resident Assistant

For 60 years, Providence Home has ministered to men.

In 1963, Johnny Zenoni, a recovering alcoholic,

began assisting eight men in need.

Our Mission StatementProvidence Home provides Christ-focused transitional housing, accountability, and support for men leaving behind addiction, incarceration and homelessness, striving for restoration and reconciliation with their families and communities. 


Our Vision StatementTo see men transformed by Jesus Christ and equipped by God’s grace to be a force for good in their families and communities.  


3421 N. Main St., Columbia, SC 29203
P.O. Box 3188, Columbia, SC 29230

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