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The Church on the Street staff is made up of academics, pastors, activists and lay people committed to being actively for and with their most vulnerable neighbors as well as organizing and teaching others to do the same.

 

      

 

Pastor Andy Odle, M.Div., Ph.D.

Executive Director

Andy.Odle@ChurchOnTheStreet.com

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Pastor Andy is a graduate of Anderson University with a B.A. in Christian Ministries.  After college he served in youth and college ministry before moving to Atlanta, Georgia to join the staff of Church on the Street as the Director of Missions.  While serving with Church on the Street Pastor Andy completed  his Masters of Divinity from Anderson University School of Theology where he was awarded Professional Distinction in Ministry. Soon after graduating, Pastor Andy resigned his position at Church on the Street to pursue doctoral studies at King's College, University of Aberdeen in Scotland.  Pastor Andy’s Ph.D. is in Moral and Practical Theology (Theological Ethics).  His research focuses on social theology, theological understanding of poverty and homelessness, as well as the state's and church's responses to the problem of homelessness.

 

Pastor Andy has been the Executive Director of Church on the Street since 2008.  He is the married to Amy and they have two daughters, Ainsley and Alexandra.  Pastor Andy is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. 

 

 

 

 

 Jon Braswell, MBA

Missionary/Mission Team Leader

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Brodie Brown

Media Director

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Linda Curtis    

Ministry Partner Coordinator

Linda.Curtis@ChurchOnTheStreet.com

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Linda is a Michigan native and began her ministry working in the adoption and foster care systems.  She now is the Ministry Partner Coordinator for Church on the Street where she stays in constant contact with our ministry partners, supporters and friends keeping them up to date on the most recent developments with Church on the Street and the many ways in which they can partner with us as their missionaries to the poor, vulnerable and homeless.  Linda is the mother of 8 children.  She is available to speak with you, your church or organization about the many ways in which you can participate and partner with Church on the Street.  

 

 

 

 

Amy Odle    

Director of Operations

Amy.Odle@churchonthestreet.com

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Pastor Michael Sheppard

Mission Team Leader

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Pastor Michael is a Georgia native and the father of two teenage daughters. He holds an Associates Degree in Biblical education from Beulah Heights University and is currently the director of the Shepherd's Inn, a ministry of the Atlanta Union Mission.  Pastor Michael is also the founder of the Problem Solvers ministry for the SafeHouse where he previously served as the Crisis Pastor.  Pastor Michael is a member of Church on the Street's mission and training teams providing valuable leadership to churches and organizations that want to serve the homeless and learn about homelessness up close.  Pastor Michael is available for speaking engagements.

 

 

 

 

Gary Tucker

Director of the Retreat from the Streets

Gary.Tucker@ChurchOnTheStreet.com

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Gary is a native of the Atlanta area.  His career as a construction superintendent for commercial/condo projects eventually led him to Florida where he became involved with drugs and ended up living on the streets. During this time Gary encountered God and turned his life around.  He returned to Atlanta and helped plant churches, feed the hungry and reach out to the vulnerable in some of the hardest hit, drug infested poor neighborhoods in the city.  After work once again took Gary away from Atlanta for several years, God’s relentless pursuit eventually led him back to love the poor and homeless full time.  God now uses Gary’s life experiences as he directs our “Retreat from the Streets” program providing spiritual development and direction to those living on the streets.

   
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