The Word Became Flesh and Moved into Our Neighborhood



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Our Mission

Parker Street Ministries is committed to Gospel-centered community development beginning in Lakeland’s Parker Street neighborhood. We seek to join God’s transformation of our neighborhood through living and working in the neighborhood, through proven programs, and through building up others to make possible desirable neighborhoods, lifetime learners, financial sustainability, and healthy communities for all. Please join us!

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.

After School Program

Monday-Friday on school days

The Neighborhood




of Academic Enrichment offered to each child per year


Healthy Snacks/Meals

served in 2021


High School Students

completed financial courses and opened bank accounts



volunteering in programs

Latest News

PSM Receives Community Grant from Walmart Sortation Center #6052

PSM Receives Community Grant from Walmart Sortation Center #6052

Great news! We are excited to announce that Parker Street Ministries received a grant from Walmart Sortation Center #6052 (6800 State Road FL-33 N, Lakeland, FL 33805) for the Neighborhood Christmas Store! Thank you, Walmart FL9 "Phoenix," for blessing Parker Street...

The Pearce Family – October Spotlight

The Pearce Family – October Spotlight

Meet the Pearce family! Robbie and Gretchen are longtime supporters and monthly donors of Parker Street Ministries. Along with their three girls, Amelia, Genevieve, and Hattie Mae, they are faithful pray-ers and love to volunteer together at the Neighborhood Christmas...

Welcome, Allison! – September Spotlight

Welcome, Allison! – September Spotlight

We are thrilled to announce the hiring of Allison Fife—Parker Street Ministries’ new Young Adult Program Director. Allison is a lifetime resident of Lakeland, Florida. God has taken her on many adventures around the world, but her favorite is coming home to her...

Upcoming Events

  • Academic Enrichment Program - After School

    November 28, 2022  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 - Academic Enrichment Program

    November 28, 2022  4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
    Parker Street Ministries, 719 N Massachusetts Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA

    Tutor our neighborhood kids by helping them with their homework, reading, and/or math. To sign up to volunteer, contact Hannah Scruggs by emailing or by calling (863) 682-4544.

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  • 🎄6:30-7:30PM Signup Christmas Store @Gym

    November 29, 2022
    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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