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Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever. – Psalm 136
Mother’s Day 2022

Mother’s Day 2022

Parker Street Ministries (PSM) is a 501c3 nonprofit in Lakeland, Florida that follows a Gospel-centered model characterized by living, listening, affirming dignity, and building community together in and through the Parker Street neighborhood. For more than two...

Easter Egg Hunt 2022

Easter Egg Hunt 2022

Oh, what fun we had at the neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt! The morning included arts and crafts, popsicles, eggs aplenty, and the Resurrection story! Thanks to all who attended and volunteered, including those from Access Church and Strong Tower Church. In addition,...

Bella Bray – March Spotlight

Bella Bray – March Spotlight

Parker Street Ministries' favorite tutu-rocking Labradoodle, 13-year-old Bella Bray, is one special dog—and now she has an award to prove it! The Florida Veterinary Medical Association named Bella its 2022 Pet Hero for furthering the human-animal bond through...

Karen Spencer – March Spotlight

Karen Spencer – March Spotlight

In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8), we wanted to highlight a Parker Street resident who is an inspiration to young girls and women who dare to dream. Meet Karen Spencer: Karen Spencer will confidently tell you, “your gift will...

Ribbon Cutting for Sidewalk Activity Murals

Ribbon Cutting for Sidewalk Activity Murals

On February 16, many came together to celebrate collaboration at its finest during a ribbon cutting to officially unveil the sidewalk activity mural project designed for kids in two neighborhoods (Parker Street and North Lake Wire). Special thanks goes to: George W....

Teresa Bray – January Spotlight

Teresa Bray – January Spotlight

Teresa J. Bray, President of Back Office Consultants, is Parker Street Ministries' Board of Trustees Chair for 2022-2023. Learn a little more about her below. Congratulations, Teresa! What drew you to PSM? I was drawn to PSM because of the neighborhood and the need....

Sandra Thiele – January Spotlight

Sandra Thiele – January Spotlight

Sandra Thiele, Associate Dean at Keiser University Lakeland, is Parker Street Ministries' newest Board of Trustees member. She joined in October 2021. Learn a little more about her below. Welcome, Sandra! What drew you to PSM? My daughters volunteered with PSM during...