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.”

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.

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’s partnership approach means we walk together with leaders, coaching and caring for them as they navigate the waters of ministry in their own communities. Each has different needs, different goals and dreams, different histories where God was at work long before we showed up.

As each transformation story unfolds, God changes us all. The road to change is definitely a marathon, not a sprint, and we are all walking it together. Thanks for joining us!

The 2018 Desire Cup
was a great success!

Thursday’s gala was loads of fun!
Friday’s golf: Florida won!

This year’s Desire Cup isn’t over…
it’s not too late to help!
Your 19th Hole donation
will help Desire Street
coach and care
for ministry leaders.

Become A 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! 

Danny Wuerffel

Executive Director Danny Wuerffel has led Desire Street since 2006, adapting his skills as an outstanding quarterback to the field of urban ministry. While at the University of Florida, Danny won the 1996 Heisman Trophy, set 17 NCAA and school records, and graduated with High Honors in Public Relations. He played 7 seasons in the NFL, including quarterbacking for the New Orleans Saints, where he first learned of Desire Street.



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.


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.


What am I thankful for?
What am I thankful for?

What am I thankful for?

It’s Thanksgiving, and I have much to be thankful for. If we think about it, we all do. For one thing, we’re blessed to have a national day of Thanksgiving. There are only a handful of countries in the world that do. In the U.S., many things have taken over the...

Hold on to Hope
Hold on to Hope

Hold on to Hope

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” – Romans 13:11 ESV As we move into Thanksgiving and Advent season we are gifted with fresh opportunities to analyze our hopes. As we...

Who sinned?
Who sinned?

Who sinned?

“Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents that he was born blind?” – John 9:2 (ESV)   Jesus’s disciples, upon seeing a man in his broken condition, want to know who is responsible for what has happened to him. Had the man failed personally? Perhaps his...


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