About Hoskins Park
The purpose of Hoskins Park Ministries is to help men who have been living on the street, or are near homelessness, to get back on their feet as independent God-fearing men by experiencing grace through Jesus Christ.
In that regard HPM will be incorporating a holistic approach to residents, meaning life transformation, using the tools available to us, powered by God's Holy Spirit. It is our objective to share the love of Christ with those in our program by providing concrete help and tender care, so that God might use us as His Hands in order that they may be saved. In that regard we want to teach them about Jesus, while also helping them achieve godly goals in their lives in order to move them towards independence. Our primary evangelism tools will be living the example of Jesus, while preaching and teaching the word of God in a ministry governed by biblical truth and boundaries focused on the specific needs of each individual.
“I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” ~ Matthew 25: 40
Hoskins Park Ministries (HPM) is a Christian ministry whose primary purpose is to share the love of Christ with the poor and homeless by providing transitional housing facilities, clothing, food and other necessary support to those in need while adhering to the call of the Bible for Christians to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19).
Currently Hoskins Park Ministries has 7 houses in northwest Charlotte, all within one block of each other and accommodate 34 previously homeless men. We have a full time staff of 5 which includes; Tom Wheeler, Exec. Director, Johnny Allen, Executive Director, Bill Brown, Supervisory Consultant, Fairade Langston, Issac "Ike" Wright, Supervisor, Margaret Allen Administrative Support, and Mike Picquet, Grounds Keeper/Cook.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind, and love your neighbor as yourself” ~ Deuteronomy 6:5, Leviticus 19:18 & Matthew 22:37-39
Tom and Johnny officially co-founded Hoskins Park at its own 501c3 non-profit in 2006 although it was unofficially started in 2001 when Johnny first moved into the area and started taking men in off the street. We take most men who come for help and trust the Spirit of Jesus Christ to change people from the inside out. We are a ministry of grace because we believe it is God's kindness that leads people to repentance. (Romans 2:4)
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? 7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter– when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? 8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard. 9 Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. “If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk,10 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday”. ~ Isaiah 58:6