The patience of a harvester

Almost ten years ago I met a young man from the neighborhood who was leading a gang and really hurting inside. He had addiction problems and anger issues and was exactly the kind of person Vanguard Street Ministries targeted for ministry.

After five years of regularly checking in on him and showing our love to him and his family in many different ways, he gave in to Jesus and became a young disciple. The next five years were spent encouraging him, loving him, watching him grow, watching him stumble, crying with him, fighting with him (lots of fighting with him) and laughing with him. He matured to such a point that he was given the lead pastor role at one of our church plants in the same neighborhood that he used to terrorize. Read more

Urban Alliance’s stories of transformation

Greetings everyone!

I want to welcome you to Urban Alliance’s Stories of Transformation page. My desire is that this page will give you a glimpse of the powerful work happening here at Urban Alliance through our many programs and ministries. Each week I get to hear one amazing story after another of individuals whose lives are forever changed because of the work God is doing through Urban Alliance in the community, and it is only fair that I start sharing these wonderful stories with you. Read more