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 Summer Camp

Monday-Thursday from 10am-12pm starting June 5. Email or call (863) 682-4544 for more information!

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

Taking Victory to the Streets 2023 Recap

Taking Victory to the Streets 2023 Recap

On May 9, Parker Street Ministries (PSM) welcomed 300 guests for breakfast and dinner to Taking Victory to the Streets (TVTTS)! PSM seeks change in the Parker Street neighborhood and beyond through community development activities that are shaped by the Gospel of...

Calm Down Corners are Safe Spaces for Regulating Emotions

Calm Down Corners are Safe Spaces for Regulating Emotions

Learning healthy coping skills and regulating emotions is critical but often neglected. At Parker Street Ministries, ensuring our kids have the tools they need for their emotional health is a top priority. Utilizing these tools now will serve them well as they grow...

PSM to Bring Back Fundraiser

PSM to Bring Back Fundraiser

On Tuesday, May 9, 2023, Parker Street Ministries (PSM) invites the whole community—neighbors, donors, volunteers, and more—to Taking Victory to the Streets (TVTTS). TVTTS is a day of giving for PSM that is bookended by a free Business Breakfast (7:15-8:45 a.m.) and a...

Upcoming Events

  • 1st Day of Summer Camp

    June 5, 2023

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  • Summer Bridge Camp AEP (Academic Enrichment Program)

    June 5, 2023  9:00 am - 3:00 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 - Summer Camp

    June 5, 2023  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Parker Street Ministries 719 N Massachusetts Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA

    One of Parker Street Ministries biggest needs right now is for volunteers high school age and above to serve in our year-round Academic Enrichment Program, Monday-Thursday from 10am-12pm (June-July) by helping students with homework and playing academic games with them. Volunteer 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. If you have questions or are interested in volunteering in this way or in other ways, please email Hannah Scruggs at volunteer@psmlakeland.orgor call (863) 682-4544.

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