Concentrated poverty, failing schools, unsafe streets, deteriorated housing, high unemployment, inadequate health care. Under-resourced neighborhoods face some of the toughest challenges in the United States today.

Desire Street, our ministry leader partners, and the neighbors they love and serve alongside, seek to revitalize neighborhoods like these every day. By using a partnership approach to help leaders thrive, 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.

The road to revitalization is definitely a marathon, not a sprint. Together our family of supporters, staff, and coaches walk with leaders on the road to a brighter future for children and families who live there. Join us here at the intersection of lives, leaders, and neighborhoods!

Danny Wuerffel, Executive Director

Encourage. Equip. Connect.



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.


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.

Learn about the amazing leaders and ministries intersected here at Desire Street.


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. 

Dig deeper to watch a video on the heart of the problem

or learn about the impact you can have here at Desire Street–the intersection of lives, leaders, and neighborhoods.


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 here 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! More Info.

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. Learn More.

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! Make it Monthly.

Why rest?
Why rest?

Why rest?

We’re coming up on Labor Day next Monday. The 19th-century labor movement came up with the concept, and it became a U.S. federal holiday in 1894. Most workers have the day off. There's a similar concept in the Bible: the Sabbath. In fact, it's one of the "Big...

Thoughts at the Intersection
Thoughts at the Intersection

Thoughts at the Intersection

As a believer and follower of Jesus Christ, like many others, I often contemplate how God most desires to use my life and witness for his glory. He clearly calls me to love him (Deut 6:5), to love my neighbors (Matt 22:39), and to make disciples (Matt 28:19). In...

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...



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