The Word Became Flesh and Moved into Our Neighborhood



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Our Mission

To participate in the vision of God’s love, Parker Street Ministries is committed to Gospel-centered community development beginning in Lakeland’s Parker Street neighborhood through the focus areas of: Fostering Spiritual Growth so Christ and His Gospel are front and center, Supporting Lifetime Learners through educational opportunities, Stabilizing the Neighborhood by addressing the quality and availability of housing, and Cultivating Connections so gaps in relationships and services are bridged.


Volunteer at Our After School Program

Monday-Thursday from 4:15-5:45 p.m.

After School Program

Monday-Friday on School Days

The Dwelling

Representing a group of likeminded persons bearing witness to God’s continual presence in their lives and motivated by being good neighbors; The Dwelling brings together individuals and organizations committed to PSM’s Gospel-centered community development and is built by monthly donors who understand generous and faithful giving is used by God to change lives.

The Neighborhood




of Academic Enrichment offered to each child in 2022



served in 2022


High School Students

completed financial courses and opened bank accounts as of 2022



volunteered in 2022

Latest News

Spread Holiday Cheer – Christmas Store 2023

Spread Holiday Cheer – Christmas Store 2023

It's Neighborhood Christmas Store season! In December, Parker Street Ministries (PSM) hosts a fully functioning store for several days. The organization receives brand new toys and funds to purchase gifts from many individuals and groups. Toys are discounted 75% and...

Back to School and Starting Smart

Back to School and Starting Smart

Thanks to the faithful donors who assisted in the Start Smart Education Essentials campaign! Because of you (as of August 16), 145 neighborhood kids started school prepared. In addition to providing backpacks, school supplies, and uniforms, donations allow PSM to...

Summer Camp 2023 Stats & Highlights

Summer Camp 2023 Stats & Highlights

This summer, 97 youth in K-8 participated in Summer Camp! Campers in K-8 were offered: 40 Summer Camp days 62 academic hours The opportunity to attend 5 field trips including Bonnet Springs Park, ZooTampa, MOSI, and Rock Springs. Additionally, a bonus trip was taken...

Upcoming Events

  • 🎄1-2PM Signup Christmas Store @Gym

    December 2, 2023
    Parker Street Ministries, 719 N Massachusetts Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA

    Neighborhood Christmas Store (75% off brand new gifts) is for parents/guardians of kids ages 0-17 who live within the Parker Street or North Lake Wire neighborhoods (

    Must bring to signups:
    Photo ID
    2 current proofs of address 
    Birth Certificates of each child you want to sign up

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  • Academic Enrichment Program - After School

    December 4, 2023  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Parker Street Ministries, 719 N Massachusetts Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA

    Call for openings/volunteer opportunities! 863.682.4544 Serves K-12th children living within the Parker Street neighborhood as defined by Memorial Boulevard to the In Town bypass and South Florida Ave to Ingraham Ave.

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  • Volunteer - After-School Program

    December 4, 2023  4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
    Parker Street Ministries, 719 N Massachusetts Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA

    Our biggest ongoing need for volunteers is our year-round Academic Enrichment Program, for which we need tutors high school age and above to serve Monday-Thursday from 4:15-5:45pm (August-May) and 10am-12pm (June-July) by helping students with homework and playing academic games with them. Tutors serve from one to four days a week -- we look for a weekly commitment while knowing there will be some schedule conflicts. By choosing to volunteer at Parker Street Ministries, you can have the assurance that you will help narrow students’ achievement gaps and that their lives will be touched. This is also a great way to do good while earning community service hours. There are also opportunities to lead extracurricular activities.

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