Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see it.

Our ministry leader partners, and the neighbors they love and serve alongside face some of the toughest challenges in the United States today: concentrated poverty, failing schools, unsafe streets, deteriorated housing, high unemployment, inadequate health care. These under-resourced neighborhoods are “home” to the communities who live there.

Desire Street seeks to revitalize neighborhoods like these, by helping leaders thrive. Our vision is to create a better future for the kids and families who live there, so that one day every neighborhood will be a more desirable place to live.

We use a partnership approach to effectively and efficiently impact more neighborhoods than our small staff could ever reach alone. That  means we use our collective personal and organization experience, education and gifts to walk with leaders…coaching and caring for them as they navigate the waters of ministry in their own communities. Each has different dreams, needs, goals, and histories where God was at work long before we showed up.

As each transformation story unfolds, God changes everyone involved. The road to revitalization is definitely a marathon, not a sprint, and we are all walking it together. Will you come along with us as we walk the intersection of lives, leaders and neighborhoods?

Danny Wuerffel, Executive Director

Encourage. Equip. Connect.



Desire Street coaches and cares for ministry leaders who are reaching hundreds of kids and families living in under-resourced neighborhoods across multiple cities and states.


We help leaders stay on the field, where they reach kids and families living in under-served neighborhoods. Most leaders in these areas burn out in 5 years, so we come alongside to help them not only survive, but thrive for the long run needed to see revitalization.


In the Bible, Jesus told us to love the Lord our God…and to love our neighbors as ourselves. (Matt. 22:36-40).

Our mission is to love our neighbor by the work we do.

Our family of past and present partners is growing. We invite you to learn more about who these leaders are and what they’re accomplishing in their local neighborhoods. Just click the map.



Turning Barriers Into Bridges

The Visionaries TV series has produced a documentary featuring Desire Street Ministries! We’re excited that the 30-minute show, entitled “Turning Barriers Into Bridges” also showcases the work of some of our local ministry partners. It is beginning to air on public television stations, so click to learn more!

Registration is OPEN!   2019 Desire Cup Golf Tournament and Gala

Plan today to join us at TPC Sawgrass on October 31 – November 1. All proceeds benefit the mission of Desire Street Ministries. It’s a great RIVALRY for a CAUSE!

Danny Wuerffel

Executive Director Danny Wuerffel has led Desire Street since 2006, using his skills as an outstanding quarterback to benefit others. Read the story of how this Heisman winner’s passion for football has been morphed by God into a passion to make a difference for those who didn’t have the same opportunities. You’ll find him today focused on the intersection of lives, leaders, and neighborhoods.

Be Our Champion

Revitalization is a marathon, not a sprint. We need to be there for ministry leaders as they serve alongside their neighbors in under-resourced neighborhoods. Desire Street Champions spur leaders on to the finish line by giving monthly so Desire Street can coach and care for these heroes. No matter the amount, it really adds up! 

Five Years
Five Years

Five Years

Five years. That’s the maximum amount of time that most leaders last when serving in under-resourced communities. That’s not very long. Living in poverty is hard enough, but trying to reverse poverty and all of the other challenges that come with it can feel...

Stripes and Scars
Stripes and Scars

Stripes and Scars

"he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed." Isaiah 53:5 It’s Good Friday and I’m thinking about Christ’s horrific death on the cross. Jesus, in my...

Out of the Pit
Out of the Pit

Out of the Pit

“I waited patiently for the Lord; He inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and...



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