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 Cup is Coming Up!

October 25-26, 2018 

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Thriving Leader Series

No matter what capacity we find ourselves in, we can all agree that we operate at our best when we feel we are loved free of judgment or achievement.

So join us on 8:30a – 1:00p on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 in Atlanta, GA as we get more great keys to surviving and thriving from Dan Crain.

For ministry leaders, executive directors, pastors, practitioners, board members, teachers, laypersons and volunteers.

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.


Hope and Help
Hope and Help

Hope and Help

Romans 12:6 instructs us that "in His grace God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well." Then the apostle Paul begins to state a category of specific gifts any of us might have. I do not believe this list is exhaustive, but rather for expediency...

Upside down and backwards
Upside down and backwards

Upside down and backwards

As we were preparing for Communion last Sunday at church, I was overcome with a strong sense of both sorrow and joy reflecting on the broken body and shed blood of Christ—in particular, the upside down, backwards way that Christ “wins” through losing....

What’s in a logo?
What’s in a logo?

What’s in a logo?

What’s in a logo? The intersection of lives, leaders and neighborhoods. Those who have followed the journey that God has had Desire Street Ministries on the past 27 years might agree that His hand has been steady on His work through the people, despite...


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