Amazing Love Ministries was founded by God through Barbara and Jim Killeen in 2005. The main purpose of Amazing Love Ministries is to show God’s love and to bring the good news of Jesus to the lost. The ministry started as a ministry to serve the homeless people on the streets of Tampa at Curtis Hixon Park. After 2 1/2 years at the park, the ministry moved to the parking lot at Hyde Park United Methodist Church for 2 ½ years. God opened doors, then, for the ministry to move into the United Methodist Church building on 17th street. God again opened doors for the ministry to obtain its’ own building at 3304 E. Columbus Dr. through the generosity of a special person who heard and obeyed God’s call.
The ministry now serves not only those experiencing homelessness but also our neighbors in need in the community where it serves. The ministry provides food, clothing, linens, shoes, backpacks, blankets, etc. to anyone who comes to the ministry in need. Showers are now available at the ministry due to the generosity of Van Dyke Church in Lutz. The ministry serves hot, home-cooked meals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 – 5:30pm thanks to our many dedicated volunteers from area churches and the community. We have church services on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Breakfast is served after church on Sundays. Thanks to the USDA, we are able to provide free groceries to our neighbors in need in the community.