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 to extend compassion and opportunities for wholeness to everyone in the West End community. We do this by listening to the community, engaging your gifts and strengths, and building programs that honor every neighbor.


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

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Matt Allison
WE Build Director
[email protected]

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Thomas Johnson
WE Build Apprentice


Brandon Lenard
WE Build Apprentice

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Robert Shelton
WE Build Apprentice

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Lawanda Buckhannon
WE Cafe Director
[email protected]

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Thyise Wallace
WE Cafe Sous Chef
[email protected]


Gerica Cammack
WE Cafe Apprentice


Tawanda Holston
Volunteer Coordinator
[email protected]
(205) 848-4101


Jenny Hughes
Director of Operations
[email protected]

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Jaiwana Johnson
Social Work Assistant


Lenora Landrum
Social Work Assistant

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Ianthe' Smith
AmeriCorps VISTA


William Scruggs
Communications Manager
[email protected]

West End Community Church


Rev. Caitlin Harper
West End Community Church
[email protected]
(205) 848-4099

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William Boyd
West End Community Church
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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Rodney Bailey
Retired, Princeton Baptist Medical Center

Tony Ballard
Retired Teacher; Volunteer

Trebye Barnes
West End Community Leader

Georgia Blair
Greater Shiloh Baptist Church

Courtney Brown
Attorney, Burge & Burge

Deborah Dickinson
Greater Shiloh Baptist Church

Andrea Glass
West End Community Member

Robert Jolly, Jr.
Retail Specialists

Debra Mays
President, West End Manor

Bill McMullen, Chair
Retired VP Accounting, Protective Life

Laura Sisson
Canterbury United Methodist Church

Edwina Styes
Bluff Park United Methodist Church

Monty Waites
DiPiazza, LaRocca, Heeter & Co.

Marlon Smith
Birmingham Southern College

Tammar Robinson
Union Bethel Christian Church

Dan Hill

Jay Nichols
Asbury United Methodist Church


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