Mission House Coffee LLC was founded in August of 2018 by Tommy Clark and his wife, Amanda. Tommy had the dream for years of owning a coffee shop that could be focused on serving the community and showing love to all. After several different business plans and ideas, he was presented the opportunity to purchase a business in River Ridge Mall in Lynchburg, VA. Tommy and Amanda took the risk of putting everything they had into this business, knowing that if it is God’s will, it will succeed.Not only did Mission House Coffee prove to be a successful coffee shop in the mall but it quickly expanded into the downtown Lynchburg area with a second location. Mission House Coffee is dedicated to being a place that is known not just for it’s delicious coffee and baked goods, but for the way we care about the people we serve.
"In a world where you can be anything, be kind."
Each location has a "Pay It Forward" board where you can purchase a drink for someone else or find a drink that someone has purchased for you! This provides an opportunity for all of us to show love to each other, even if we don't know each other.
Every new employee is given a card that entitles the holder to a free coffee. They then give these out to anyone they want for any reason. Once redeemed, we encourage the holder to then pass it on to someone else. Give it to someone having a rough day, someone who you want to show some appreciation for, or just to make a strangers day! Pass kindness forward.
Our goal to show love, care and acceptance starts the moment you walk in the door. You should feel the difference when you're with us. We believe that people matter - far above any dollar amount. When we make mistakes, we focus on the person, not the problem. We continually look for new ways to do whatever we can to live out what we say we do. We want to make sure our customers know they are valued in every way we can!
Our staff are the front line of who we are and it's important to us that they truly feel like family. While most companies focus on paying employees enough to put up with conditions, we focus on valuing our employees and helping them succeed both now and in the future. We have standards and accountability built in to how we treat our staff which were made by our staff to ensure they are truly know they are valued!
Perhaps what we are best known for! We ask every customer, every time if they would like to round up their transaction to donate to a local non-profit. Each month we pick a group to work with (after careful investigation and consideration) and raise funds and awareness for their work! We love the opportunity to be a middleman between these incredible organizations & a community that believes in what they do.
Whenever possible and responsible to do so we partner with other local small businesses. We are all in this together and when we work together we can see some amazing results.
We work hard to build relationships with non-profits in the community and provide support whenever we can. Whether this is use of our downtown gathering space, donating coffee, advertising needs or more, we love being a part of what other great organizations can bring to the community around us & doing whatever we are able to further enable the important work they are doing.