About

Mission: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty One Life at a Time

Vision: Lives Changed. Communities Impacted. Generations Transformed.

Core Values: Justice. Mercy. Humility. (Micah 6:8)

Our History

Mission: Possible! Austin started in 1992 when Tim Pinson, Sr. began to minister to children living in under-resourced areas of Austin. Tim was inspired by two inner-city programs in Waco: Backyard Bible Clubs in government housing complexes and a church under a bridge for homeless people. He began to believe that something similar could happen in Austin.

In 1992, Project Intercept began connecting with children in East Austin. Outreach expanded into the homeless population in 1993, with Church Under the Bridge beginning to meet once a month. 1993 was also the first year of Camp Nikos, a summer camp for at-risk children. In 1996, Mission: Possible! Austin became a 501(c)(3), and the following year officially moved to the Eastside to office out of Owen’s Garage. By 1998, Church Under the Bridge was operating every Sunday.

In 2003, Mission: Possible! Austin purchased what is now the Child & Family Center. In 2007, Mission: Possible! Austin acquired 1816 & 1818 East 12th Streets, now occupying two corners at 12th & Chicon. In the last few years there has been a strategic focus on partnering with other non-profits for the purpose of generational transformation through community development. Through these partnerships, Mission: Possible! Austin now offers pregnancy resources, children and family programs, anger management and recovery services, and a local community church. In 2017, Mission: Possible! Austin celebrated 25 years of ministry! Mission: Possible! Austin built the Hesed Interventional (or safe) Homes and saw the launching of its strategic partner Eastside Community Church which meets at 1190 Chicon st.

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty One Life At A Time

"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy." -Proverbs 31:8-9

We Believe

Mission: Possible! Austin's mission is to care responsibly for those in the inner-city through Christ-centered relationships. Our core values are justice, mercy and humility.

  • We believe more can be accomplished by raising and training new leadership in our community.
  • We seek to create a Christ centered culture that promotes generational transformation.
  • We believe in doing what is best for the community in accordance with the highest standards and biblically based values.
  • We are committed to being transparent and authentic in all interactions.
  • We seek to manage our programs with the utmost attentiveness and recognize the responsibility we have in making our community stronger by helping individuals succeed.
  • We carefully use the time, talents and treasure entrusted to us to care responsibly for underserved individuals in the inner-city of East Austin.
  • We are committed to careful stewardship of the work of ministry within the Body of Christ.
  • We seek to provide needed services for our friends in the community by creating solutions that address their felt needs.
  • We maintain a strong balance of ministry to the server and the served that bring about long-term sustainable transformation that will impact generations to come.