Doug Brown Street Ministry | UMCM Suncoast

Doug Brown Street Ministry

DougBrownStreetMinistry2UMCM Suncoast provides evening meals and volunteer staff for St. Vincent de Paul’s, located in St. Petersburg, everyday through the Doug Brown Street Ministry.

Want to get involved?

WHO: Groups of 10-12 to purchase, cook, and serve a meal – and meet some wonderful people!
WHERE: St. Vincent de Paul’s, 401 15th Street N, St. Petersburg 33713
WHEN: 7-8pm one night a month, or every-other month

HOW?! Contact the food programs office at 727-754-3974 or email 


A self-described alcoholic whose addiction led to him living on the streets, Doug Brown’s life was changed when he heard a preacher speak at a dinner for the homeless. His heart was touched, and he turned his life over to the Lord leading to him becoming sober, getting a job, and eventually building a loving family.

Doug never forgot how it felt to be on the streets, and decided to do something to reach out to others who were struggling as he had.  Starting with sandwiches in the parks of St. Petersburg, Doug’s efforts grew to include full meals hosted by volunteer teams throughout the week, eventually moving to St. Vincent de Paul’s.

Doug passed away in February, 2010, but his legacy continues through volunteers who faithfully serve unsheltered neighbors every night at St. Vincent de Paul’s.


The Doug Brown Street Ministry Schedule can be found below.  If your group would like to participate, contact the food programs office at 727-754-3974 or email