Teri Gant came from a background of poverty, dysfunction, low self worth, low self esteem, depression and abuse. She accepted Jesus into her life and heart at the age of 24, but continued to battle with depression for years.
Finally, 12 years ago, after completely surrendering her life to the Lord, in a deeper way than ever before, the Lord touched her life in a powerful way. Completely healing her in her body, spirit, mind and emotions. No more depression, no more migraines, no more sadness!! After spending a year seeking His face, in a place of complete surrender and intimacy, The Father's Heart was birthed, and the Lord set her feet firmly in the direction of touching and serving other hurting and depressed people.
Now, 9 years later, The Father’s Heart Street Ministry operates out of a 6,200 sq. ft. facility and Teri spends her lifeserving Jesus through feeding the hungry and giving clothing to the homeless. Loving all just where they are, with the powerful supernatural love of Jesus flowing in her, through her, and out of her touching others. Teri spent her early years tramping under bridges, down muddy paths looking for the homeless, just so she could share the love of Jesus with them through her actions.
Today, her passion continues, as she opens her doors every morning to the homeless to come into TFH as a safe refuge, where they rest, shower, sleep, eat a warm meal and rest in the peaceful presence of the Lord. Still sending her street teams of volunteers to the street delivering warmth and food.
“When I see them (the homeless, addicted, alcoholic, prostitutes), I see Jesus and fall madly in love with them.” In Matthew 25, Jesus said…….When you do this to the least of these, you do it to me……
the love of Christ as demonstrated in the Word of God
to transform the lives
of hurting, lonely, hopeless and
to be His Hands and Feet Extended in Love
The Father’s Heart Street Ministry is more than just a Day Center in Clackamas County.
Our goal is to help men and women find a safe refuge from homelessness, hunger and addiction.
- The Bible to be the inspired, Holy Spirit breathed Word of God.
- There is one God, eternally existent in three persons--Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- In the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, and life changing miracles He performed and continues to perform.
- That God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow, unchanging.
- In the unfailing, everlasting, forgiving love of Jesus for all mankind.
- In an intimate and personal relationship with Jesus Christ
- In complete and eternal salvation