"For I was hungry, and you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in...I was in prison, and you came to me."  (Matthew 25:35-36)

The Haven of Rest Family Ministries, Inc. is a non-profit parachurch Christian ministry. We serve the families visiting their loved ones at the Big Sandy Federal Prison located on the Johnson/Martin County line in Eastern Kentucky.


Make reservations for future weekend visits by calling us at 502-501-5873 or filling in the form below. The Lodge, kitchen and rooms are also available for assemblies, mission groups, retreats, reunions, prayer meetings, birthday parties, baby and bridal showers and other ministry needs.


  • The Haven received a special donation from a dear Friend of Haven, honoring June Rice! This wonderful lady was essential in helping in founding the Haven of Rest, and she is greatly beloved by the Haven and many, many people throughout the community and Eastern Kentucky!

  • We are pleased to announce the storage building here has been built! Many thanks to all our donors! We would like to make special mention of the following generous donors:  Ronnie and Louise Beach, Terry and Becky Lui, Altona Baptist Church and Cathy Mattingly.  Also, the Haven received a donation in honor of Larry and Judy Short's wedding anniversary!

  • The "inside" of the storage building still needs to be completed. We appreciate your donations of any size!

  • We are sad to announce that a dear and special friend of the Haven of Rest, David Blankenship, went home to Jesus. His family made "in memoriam" donations. Mr. Blankenship was a special man, a beloved servant of Christ, and he is greatly missed.  

  • The Haven of Rest received  a much needed new ice maker from an anonymous donor, along with a special cash donation from Brian Reynolds. Thank you all!


Google directions to Big Sandy Federal Prison. We are located 1 mile past the Prison, on the right at the following address...

Haven of Rest Family Ministries, Inc.,
58 Haven Place
Debord, Kentucky 41214

 You will see 3 large crosses. Our large gravel driveway is before those crosses. 

Call us if you need further help:
Phone (502) 501-5873


58 Haven Place

Debord, KY 41214


(502) 501-5873

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