Homeless Outreach Ministry

Formed to share the unconditional love of Jesus with the various faces of the homeless in St. Louis.

It was birthed through an experience that Pastor Pricellious J. Burruss had while leaving a fast food restaurant. As she was leaving, her eyes met the eyes of a homeless woman as the woman looked up from her search through a garbage dumpster behind the restaurant.

Pastor Pricellious drove past the woman, but realized that she needed to give the woman something. When she went back to find the woman, she was gone. She said that looking into the woman’s eyes was literally like looking into the eyes of Jesus. She then had a burden to help the homeless, came back to the church and shared with the evangelistic ministry staff what the Lord had placed on her heart.

Homeless Outreach

Getting the ear and attention of the homeless

TCCWOC has a church-wide 24-hour prayer chain, fast and time of consecration on the first Friday through Saturday (6pm-6pm) of every month.

We went out into the various areas where the homeless make their camps, talked with them, prayed with them and invited them to our facility for baths, clothing, and hygiene items on one Christmas day. Many who were invited and whom others told about what we were doing came to the church. We assisted them by providing a place to bath as well as clothing and hygiene items.

Afterward, all who attended were served a delicious, nutritious meal by the members of our congregation. Christmas carols were sung and gifts given. After dinner, an evangelistic message was preached and an invitation made for them to come to Christ. There were many at the Altar praying for salvation and help from the Lord.

Matthew 25:40, “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”

The ministry to the homeless continues as once a month

TCCWOC has a church-wide 24-hour prayer chain, fast and time of consecration on the first Friday of every month.

During that time, while the church is fasting and praying, a team goes out to meet needs of the homeless community – both spiritually and naturally. We go out into the various homeless communities with sandwiches, chips, juice and bottled water for each individual we encounter.

Isaiah 58:6-7, “Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?”

While we’re ministering to their natural needs, we are praying for all who will receive prayer as well as doing what we can to meet their tangible needs.