The Cross Road Gospel Rescue Mission started in 1969, as a prayer group made up of a small group of Christian people gathered together in fellowship. They felt the need of establishing a local Mission Home. The Mission was incorporated under the laws of the State of Georgia as a non-profit organization in 1972. In 1978, the present Mission building, located at 24 5th Street NE, was purchased and was completely renovated.

It is governed by a Board of Directors made up of men and women from area churches. They are elected at the annual meeting of the corporation. Responsibility for establishing of policies for the Mission rests with the Board. The mission is financed by the United Way, churches, individuals, civic clubs, and local business.