Welcome to Bread of Life Ministry INC, located in Lynnville!

1973-2023 Celebrated our 50 years of service to those in need!




Bread of Life Ministry, Inc provides food and clothing to those in need. This includes individuals, families, and agencies with their food pantries and clothing needs. We also provide necessities to those in need from natural disasters such as tornadoes, flooding, hurricanes, etc.


Bread of Life Ministry, Inc began in 1973 serving 10 families. In 2008, we were able to help over 1 million individuals in the Tri-State area (Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky), Tennessee and various states throughout the U.S.


As of  2022, The Bread of Life assists from our food pantry over 5600 individuals in 19 counties.  We also provide food to 160 partnering agencies in 47 Tri State counties, serving over 549,686 individuals.  Between our pantry and the partnering agencies we serve 555,188 yearly.  


Our Christmas program will serve needy children and families.  They will receive new toys and clothing, with the proper paperwork, that they would not be getting otherwise.  We believe in bringing the joy of Christmas all year long, but thru the celebrated season, families have the opportunity to help with their children’s wishes that they cannot provide without the Bread of Life.  These figures are available upon request.


We also support agencies from southern Illinois, southern to central Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana and the rural foothills of Missouri among others.  Many of these agencies in turn work with missions to the Dakotas, Honduras, Mexico, along with other countries in need. supply missionary work in Haiti, Honduras, Dominican Republic and Mexico.


We have also partnered and work with many states in their time of need thru hurricanes, floods, and tornadoes and other natural disasters.  For further information and statics, please email us at Bread of Life Ministry inc




The Bread of Life Ministry, Inc. Is committed to helping the needy with their needs; through whatever resources we have available, with total accountability of all gifts and contributions.


Bread of Life Ministry, Inc. is governed by a board of
directors and is audited annually.


The Bread of Life Ministry, Inc has a paid staff of 2 full time employee and 1 part time employees. We rely on over 60 plus volunteers to serve our families and agencies.


Bread of Life Ministry, Inc. relies on donations from private donors, businesses, and charitable organizations’ such as Operation Blessing of the 700 Club, Delivering Good, Private Funds, Living Wills, Toys for Tots, Churches, United Ways, Community Foundations, and various other organizations.

We are so proud to say in 2023 we are celebrating all year our "Golden Years" of 50 years of service to those in need - Agencies and Individuals.  Helping those in need with food and clothing since 1973 in the tri-state area!  Your support in volunteering, donations, grants and  monthly pledges have kept us "helping others" in need!

Thank you to Superior Ag and Land of Lakes for your support with our computer project that was much needed for our operation to grow in helping others less fortunate!


Thank you Warrick County Community Foundation for your continued support to the Bread of Life Ministry, Inc to help us serve those free in need with food and clothing for over 50 years!
It was a wonderful evening celebrating your 25th year of making a difference in our community! Sherry Carlisle Smith (co-president) and Tim Carlisle, children of founders, Bill and Shirley Carlisle, represented the Bread of Life Ministry tonight.

Thank you Oakdale Elementary School for inviting us to share what the Bread of Life Ministry, Inc does for our community and those in need.  We continue our work to individuals and agencies by your support!  We give freely to those in need, and you are greatly appreciated!  Pictured above is Tim Carlisle and Lorrie Carlisle Higgs, children of founder, Rev Bill Carlisle and wife Shirley Carlisle.  We also want to thank Mary and Keith, two of our volunteers that helped with this event to share our work!


Thank you to the Christian Science Society Irrevocable Trust and Peoples Trust and Savings bank in Boonville, In for your 2023 contribution for food this year!
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A big Thank you to North Friendship Baptists Church for your diaper drive to the Bread of Life Ministry, Inc to help those in need with children and families in need this year!   March 2024


Thank you to the YMCA Full Circle for your canned food drive this Christmas to help those less fortunate!  And a big shout out to Melissa Davis for all her hard work with these kids and families!


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