Good News Ministries



16th of October 2017

Chad’s Journey

“I never knew what opening my heart to God meant until I came to Good News,” Chad says. Today, he has a great attitude and smile, but admits that wasn’t true for most of his life. Although Chad recalls going to church with his grandparents as a child, that changed. He started down a path […]


9th of October 2017

Brianna and Kylah

Brianna and Kylah are two of the sweetest sisters you could meet. But their lives haven’t exactly been easy. Two years ago their parents separated, causing a lot of confusion and grief for these two girls. After about a year of back and forth between parents, their mom moved to Indianapolis for a new start. […]


4th of October 2017

Annual 5K Run Thank You!

On Saturday, September 30, we hosted our annual 5K Event. We had such a great time with everyone who joined us! First of all, we would like to take a moment to thank all of our sponsors and donors for participating financially in this event. 2017 Good News 5K Train Run Sponsors: FSJ Foundation Inc. […]


14th of September 2017

Staff Highlight: Ben Ellingson

My name is Ben Ellingson and I am an Assistant Director at the Good News Boys Home. I help minister at the Boys Home by teaching Bible at the Academy and mentoring the students. I also counsel residents from the Men’s Shelter who stay at the Boys Home campus and do many of the repairs […]


25th of August 2017

Staff Testimony : Shannon

  My name is Shannon Handy. I am the Men’s Shelter Director at Good News Ministries. I live here in Indianapolis with my beautiful wife, Chastity, and our three wonderful children: Joy (13), Leah (11), and Noah (6). We attend and actively serve the Lord at Faith Baptist Church of Avon. In April of 2016, […]


31st of July 2017

Jerenis Experiences the Power of Christ

Though only a teenager, 15-year-old Jerenis has been able to experience the power of Christ influencing his life. Jerenis, like many inner-city youth, comes from a single parent home and struggles from the lack of a regular father presence. Some issues he has faced due to his broken home life have been deep anger, an […]


22nd of July 2017

40 Day Challenge Graduation

This weekend we had 12 teen boys graduate our 40-Day Challenge at our Boys Home. We couldn’t be more proud of how they have grown, become stronger men and given their hearts to God. Through the summer these boys participated in fun activities, hands-on job training, group Bible messages and one-on-one counseling. Each of them […]


11th of July 2017

Youth Center Director Anthony Rivera

My name is Anthony Rivera, and I am the Youth Center Director for Good News Ministries. My wife and I minister to teens and youth together in the inner-city of Indianapolis. Both of our families are products of a bus outreach, similar to the work that we do now. Let’s just say our families are […]


10th of July 2017

Discipleship and Inner-City Youth

Discipleship among inner-city children who’ve trusted Christ can be extremely difficult for several reasons.   One, most kids come from single-parent, low-income homes. Two, they live in neighborhoods filled with poverty, drugs, gangs & violence. Three, we only have them for a few hours daily. Four, most low-income families tend to be transient.   Last […]


30th of June 2017

Boy’s Home Success

When Alex came to the Good News Boys Home, he was an angry, frustrated sophomore with little belief in his ability to succeed in life. While struggles abounded, one area in which Alex found enjoyment and talent was in his class on heavy equipment operation, a class we teach to give students a basic skill that will help […]