about us

Urban Ministry is a faith-based nonprofit focused on working with the residents of West End to build a thriving community. As an urban mission of the United Methodist Church, we work closely with our sister organization, Community Church Without Walls, to extend compassion and opportunities for wholeness to everyone in the West End community. We do this by listening to the community, engaging their gifts and strengths, and building programs that affirm their dignity as children of God.


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Rev. Garrett Harper
Executive Director
[email protected]
(205) 848-4095

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Gerald Austin
WE Build Project Manager

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Chris Smith
WE Build Director
[email protected]
(205) 848-4097

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Lawanda Buckhannon
WE Cafe Director
[email protected]

Kahlil Williams-Johnson
WE Build Apprentice


Knowledge Croney
WE Learn Apprentice


Jenny Hughes

Operations Manager

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jimmesha we learn
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Casey Hobbs
YOU Serve Director
[email protected]
(205) 848-4101

Robert Shelton

WE Build Apprentice


Jimmesha Leshore
WE Learn Apprentice


Jaiwana Johnson
Social Work Assistant

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Tamela Hughes
WE Work Director
[email protected]

Logan Fincher


Christina Toney-Schmitt
Communications Coordinator
[email protected]

Lenora Landrum
[email protected]

Sarah Ball
Front Desk Coordinator

Community Church Without Walls


Rev. Caitlin Harper
Community Church Without Walls
[email protected]
(205) 848-4099

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William Boyd
Community Church Without Walls
Minister of Community Care


Beeson Senior Services

Jeff Bowman

Jeff Bowman
Beeson Senior Services
Director of Social Services
[email protected]
(205) 848-4096

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       Janet Hall O'Neil, Chair
       FOX 6 News Anchor

Becky Walker, Secretary
Retired Attorney; Volunteer

Rodney Bailey
Princeton Baptist Medical Center

Tony Ballard
Retired Teacher; Volunteer

Trebye Barnes
West End Community Leader

Chris Bell
Southern Company

Georgia Blair
Greater Shiloh Baptist Church

       Courtney Brown
       Attorney, Burge & Burge

Deloris Clayton
Arlington-West End

Denise Cone
Children's Aid Society

Mary A. Jones
Greater Birmingham Ministries

       Mr. Robert Jolley, Jr.

Bill McMullen
Protective Life

Ken (K.C.) Nolen
Process Barron Equipment

Monty Waites
DiPiazza, LaRocca, Heeter & Co.

Lane Wooley
Oakworth Capital Bank

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