Main Street Ministries Houston was established in 2009 to unite and strengthen Operation ID and Shepherd’s Center, two long-running, volunteer outreach ministries of First Presbyterian Church Houston. Both ministries were founded by FPC members whose concern for the growing needs of the poor and homeless on Main Street led them to action. These grass roots efforts began with a few compassionate friends meeting at church, armed with a folding table, great faith, and a desire to help others. Over the past three decades, by God’s grace, those efforts have blossomed into Main Street Ministries, a multifaceted center of faith and restoration that touches the lives of thousands in our community each year.
In the past few years, our support has expanded beyond the emergency relief of our first ministry efforts. We now provide even greater opportunities for participants to develop skills and beliefs that can empower them to rebuild their lives and contribute positively to their families and communities.
MSM offers a new narrative to the discouraged, a profound truth that inspires hope and transforms lives. Rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we believe that every person is created with the gifts, abilities, and capacity to make decisions and to effect change in the world. We believe that God´s love and acceptance is not based upon human accomplishments or failures, but upon His character and what He has done on our behalf. Our programs are designed to embody God’s love and grace, encourage faith, and provide tangible supports that empower participants to grow to their fullest potential and be good stewards of all areas of their lives.
Jim D'Agostino - Board Chair
Managing Director, Encore Interests LLC
President, FR Resources
Retired, Dow Chemical
Retired, Fortune Management Houston
Principal, KPMG LLC.
Sean Keenan - Finance Chair
President & CFO, Hibernia Resources III, LLC.
Barbara Allen - Executive Director
Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church Houston
Lesley Lilly – Development Chair
Retired, Texas Instruments
Director of Programs
Program Manager Resource Navigation
Program Manager Operation ID
Program Manager Life Empowerment
Program Coordinator Assistant
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