President, Founders, & Board Members

Meet The Team
Ed Grimes

Ed Grimes

Founder, Exec Director

Founder and Executive Director of Murfreesboro Rescue Mission. Ed graduated from Hyles-Anderson College with a Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Theology and Masters of Education in School Administration.

He is a licensed minister and also certified Instructor for Handle with Care behavior management training. Ed had been involved in Christian service for 32 years and 15 of those years devoted to rescue ministry at the Nashville Rescue Mission. Throughout his time at the Nashville Rescue Mission, Ed has held positions as Second shift supervisor for the Anchor Home (4 years), Director of Education (4 years), Head Chaplain (1 year), and Director of Guest Services (6 years). In addition to these jobs, Ed served as a member of the Mission’s Executive Leadership Team for over 5 years. Some of his accomplishments include; 80 GED graduates in a 4 year span and the addition of 2 new Guest Service programs currently being used by the mission.

Executive Team & Board Directors
Tiah Grimes

Tiah Grimes


Dale Stover

Dale Stover

Board Director

Homelessness Needs Analysis from MurfreesboroTN.gov

Homelessness is devastating communities all over the United States even in Murfreesboro. What will we do? We can walk on by and pretend it doesn’t exist; or we can stop, acknowledge the problem and start taking steps to change lives.
Public Relations Strategy

Murfreesboro Rescue Mission is a faith-based nonprofit seeking to create an awareness of its services and the needs of citizens experiencing homelessness. The name Murfreesboro Rescue Mission was chosen because we recognize that caring for the homeless will take the efforts of the entire Murfreesboro community.

The following are some of the media strategies the Mission will employ upon opening the shelter:

Grand Opening celebration
DNJ press release and advertisements
WGNS news release and advertisements
Major TV press releases
Short DVD presentation
Social media outlets