As I was preparing to open the store, I noticed there was someone in our dumpster. At first, I thought it was one of our normal repeat offenders digging in our trash.
My journey into urban ministry began in the late ‘90s, when I ended up homeless, living on the streets of Seattle. Little did I know at the time that God had plans to use that time to empower me for His purpose.
The Wichita Urban Church Association (UCA) marked its fourth year this summer. What started as a group of three like-minded pastors has grown into an association of over fourteen different churches and ministries.
It is so exciting when we get the privilege to identify, equip and release urban leaders to plant churches and facilitate church planting movements among the unchurched urban poor.
Through the resources provided by World Impact donors I have been able to start a TUMI (The Urban Ministry Institute) satellite in St. Louis, MO.