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 that 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!

Thriving Leader Series

“Finance and Fundraising” March 21st in Atlanta, GA. Get behind-the-scenes keys to surviving and thriving.

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

We will pool your experiences and expertise, along with that of DSM Staff members, and representatives from Smith & Howard and Coxe Curry & Associates.

Legacy Lunch

Ever thought about it?

What legacy will you leave for the future?

“The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” William James

If you’d like to learn more or possibly join us for lunch April 17, 2018, contact Ebonie Sanders.

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 set 17 NCAA and school records, won the 1996 Heisman Trophy, 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.

Become A Champion

Our leaders have a long race to run.

Desire Street Champions are a special type of giver who spur them on to the finish line through monthly support. Your commitment to be our Champion means we can plan to coach and care for leaders as they serve with their neighbors to revitalize under-resourced  neighborhoods.

No matter how much you give, it really adds up!

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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 your God…and love your neighbor as yourself.͟ (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’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...

Welcome to our new site
Welcome to our new site

Welcome to our new site

Thanks for dropping by our newly redesigned website! If you’re familiar with Desire Street, you might notice that we have a new logo—more about that in a future post—to go with the new site. With the growth of our coaching staff through the addition of our Legacy...

Fear Not
Fear Not

Fear Not

Fear not! They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. Psalm 112:7 At the turn of the new year, many of us pause to reflect on our lives and the state of our surroundings. If you only read the headlines these days, it seems...


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