Our Story

The Warriors Center Memphis Rescue Mission was founded on the remarkable life story of David Vincent. As a child he suffered tremendous child abuse and pain. Unable to overcome these challenges, David was consumed by violence, drugs and criminal behavior. His first brush with the law was at four years old and he later began breaking into houses at the age of nine. By adulthood he had become a professional burglar traveling the country involved in safe cracking and collectible theft. By the age of twenty two he was wanted in four states. Later after over thirty arrest and eighteen felony charges, David was in jail awaiting prison. It was there that he experienced the love and mercy of Jesus Christ on a cold jail cell floor while he was crying out to God. After being miraculously released his life finally turned around. Overcoming tremendous adversity to become a “Trophy of God’s Grace”, David dedicated his life to helping others who were battling many of the same challenges that he had faced for so many years. He started bible studies in his neighborhood, worked with troubled youth and began outreaches to the homeless.

Later in October of 1999, David began taking homeless men into his own home and teamed up with two friends to start the Warriors Center. Together they felt there was a great need in the area for a powerful faith based program that would help restore broken lives. The program was structured to teach men and women how their lives could be changed by “Seeking God and Helping Others”. This was the same path that helped David to obtain freedom from his horrible past and find redemption by reaching out to others.

Compelled by a vision to impact broken lives by addressing people’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs the Warriors Center has grown into a phenomenal frontlines ministry with our 65 bed recovery program located in Memphis, Tennessee.

Our programs the Warriors Center Memphis and the Breakthrough Center for Women include a one year long term Residential Recovery Program, a 28 day “Spiritual Boot Camp” short term residential recovery program and an Out Patient Substance Abuse Treatment Program that is licensed by the State of Tennessee.  

Warriors Center also leads the charge in community outreach with its “Give Back” community service teams that operate weekly homeless feeding programs, “Under the Bridge Ministries” - a homeless camp outreach, nursing home programs, community restoration projects and also take part in short term foreign mission trips to Mexico, Honduras and Haiti.