We’re a grassroots, donor and volunteer-fueled community nonprofit. Without our supporters, our Mission wouldn’t be accomplished. Flat out. If you’re one of them, thanks! If not, it’s time you got on board.

 Your Impact In Tampa Bay

Watch the story of Rose and her journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency, thanks to YOUR support! Rose was in an abusive relationship, and after one particularly bad fight, Rose’s daughter was bleeding from broken glass. It was that moment Rose knew she had to leave no matter what it took.

You can see hope in someone’s eyes. It glows. You’ve probably seen it if you’ve had the chance to volunteer with us. This is the hope our supporters have given so many people.

"If there is a reliable model to end poverty and homelessness in America, Metropolitan Ministries has built it."Bob Durst,
Homeless Advocate and Volunteer

Hope is our goal, but it can’t be measured. That’s why we look at results. The results show that our donor-funded programs transform families forever. Just take a look:

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Where We Work

Our Motivation

Everything we do is driven by our mission, values and philosophy. We believe the best results come when they’re driven by a strong internal philosophy. Here’s ours.

Our Mission

We care for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in our community through services that alleviate suffering, promote dignity and instill self-sufficiency... as an expression of the ongoing ministry of Jesus Christ.

Our Vision

Metropolitan Ministries will be America’s most effective caregiver to poor and homeless people.

Our programs will be known for their compassion and innovation in helping struggling families and individuals achieve their highest potential for self-sufficiency.

Our approach to involving citizens in understanding and caring for their disadvantaged neighbors will serve as a replicable model.

Our caregiving will be supported by an exemplary staff, high-quality facilities, dedicated volunteers, donors and collaborative partners.

Above all, our witness will be to the power of love in healing broken lives and building strong, caring communities.

Passionate About Change, Called to Serve


Tim Marks

President and Chief Executive Officer

Rev. Morris E. Hintzman, D.D.

President, Metropolitan Ministries Foundation

Christine Long

Chief Programs Officer

Amy Kern

Chief Financial Officer

Board of Directors

Metropolitan Ministries' diverse Board of Directors are businesses and community leaders who have a heart of compassion for poor and homeless people in the Tampa area, and actively lead the way to lasting solutions for individuals and communities.


Thomas P. Cornett, Chair

Senior Managing Director

Regions Financial


Tricia Hancock, Past Chair


Chris Christenberry, Secretary

President & Chief Executive Officer

Atlantic Health Solutions


Andrew (Drew) Pittman, V. C. Finance & Audit

Managing Member & Co-Founder

ASAP Capital Partners, Inc.


Carlos Baldor, Jr., V. C. Programs

Director of Product Management

BST Global, Inc.


Bryce Kenny, V. C. Advancement

Senior Vice President

Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management


Andy May, V. C. Facilities

Executive Vice President

Cushman & Wakefield of FL, Inc.


Molly James, V. C. Strategic Planning

Community Foundation of Tampa Bay


Jeff Marple, V. C. Social Enterprise


Key West Lighting & Design


Preston Farrior, MM Foundation Liaison

Chief Operating Officer

Ferman Automotive Management


Rick Alvarez

Managing Partner

Older, Lundry & Alvarez


Robert D. Basham

Founder-Outback Steakhouse

MVP Holdings


David Beshears

Manager Partner

Beshears & Associates – MAI


Chas Bruck


Soho Capital


Karen Buesing

Ackerman Law


Reverend Evan Burrows

Senior Pastor

First Baptist Church of College Hill 


Andrea Cheney

Strategic Marketing Planning


Chad Chronister


Hillsborough County


Gerry Coughlin

Managing Partner

Oak Point Advisors, LLC


Frank Ferreri

Managing Partner & Founder

Ferreri Search


Scott Fink


Hyundai NPR


Josh Helms

Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Physicians Partners of America


Rose Hester


Ken Hull

President & CEO

Southern Crafted Homes


Reverend Greg Johnson

Generations Christina Church


Linda Mills



David L. Redmond




Jerome Ryans

President & CEO

Tampa Housing Authority


Martin Silbiger, M.D.

University Diagnostic Institute


Bruce Tigert

Bayshore Title


Will Weatherford

Managing Partner

Weatherford Partners


We’re Accountable To Our Donors

One meal costs $1.96. We’ve used disciplined financial controls and smart decisions about efficiency to ensure that every dollar we receive achieves its maximum potential.

We will never hide our financial reality. This is a community effort. You deserve to know what’s happening. We commit to:

Learn more about our financial efficiency, even dive in to the numbers if you want.


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