Kay's Ministry

‚ÄčKay's Ministry began in 2009. Inspired by his mother Kay's loving example, Charlie loaded up his car with bologna sandwiches, picked up his Bible, and headed to the streets of downtown Tampa, Florida. 

Since then, it has grown from one man serving a few to many volunteers ministering to the needs of between 125-150 homeless every Sunday.
Our sole purpose is to bring the Word of God to the less fortunate and to remind these people that Jesus has not forgotten any one of them! Kay's Ministry is for Christ. 

None of this would be possible without the gracious gifts of time, talent, and treasure from caring volunteers and donors.  100% of all donations made to Kay's Ministry go directly to serving the poor. Thank you!

What We Do

Kay's Ministry


Began: 2009

Founder: Charlie McGowan


To be the hands, feet and face of Christ in service to the less fortunate on the streets of Tampa, FL

To help: 
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Our Story

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Every Sunday afternoon, Thanksgiving and Christmas, we meet on the streets of Tampa. We share the afternoon with our homeless friends where we:

  • read a passage of scripture and explain it
  • preach a message of encouragement as to why Christ is so important
  • invite them to formally accept Jesus into their lives
  • share a sandwich, drink, fruit, etc.
  • pray individually with people
  • give Bibles, Rosaries, etc.
  • supply clean clothing, toiletries, sunglasses, reading glasses, etc.
  • Finally, we close our day with prayer..