Jesus Was Homeless Backgrounder

About Jesus Was Homeless

Jesus Was Homeless is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to serve the hungry, hopeless and hurting by providing them with opportunities to grow spiritually, relationally and physically. Since being founded in 2008, Jesus Was Homeless has been the leader in the community for providing “next steps” through weekly meal delivery, employment training and access to health care to those at or below the poverty line and that live in extended-stay motels. Jesus Was Homeless makes a difference by transforming lives, restoring faith, hope, love and dignity in order to break the cycle of poverty for generations to come. For more information, visit

Our Mission

The mission of Jesus Was Homeless is to transform lives into a new way of living.

Who We Are And How We Got Started

The organization was started by Bryan and Amy Stallings in 2008 with a Thanksgiving meal. When they saw the community had a need for services like that, they formed the organization. Since then, it has grown beyond meal delivery and now includes programs centered on employment training and medical services.

How You Can Help

We have several opportunities for people to get involved from meal making to the Jobs for Life program. Volunteer information can be found on our Volunteer page or by calling 417.335.9915, option 3.


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