Travis Sharpe has devoted his life to ministering to the homeless and proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He is most passionate about helping people in pain and leading them into a relationship with Jesus Christ. After receiving Christ as his savior in 1994, he soon sensed God’s calling to become a preacher. It was during his first year of Bible college that he had his first interaction with a small group of homeless men and women. That encounter changed the course of his life and ministry.
Throughout his four years of college, he led a homeless ministry that grew each year. After his marriage to April in 1998, they applied and were accepted as missionaries with Baptist Missions to Forgotten Peoples, Inc. In 2001 they began the Garden City Rescue Mission in Augusta, Georgia, and led that ministry until they sensed another calling in 2009.
With a desire to minister to homeless and displaced persons on a global scale, Travis began Unsheltered International in 2011. Under his leadership, this new ministry now reaches needy people in more than a dozen states. In 2015 the first international ministry was started in the Philippines. Unsheltered International Philippines has a staff that ministers daily to street children and homeless families.
Travis holds a master’s degree in pastoral theology from Victory Baptist College and a doctorate degree in pastoral counseling from Andersonville Theological Seminary. He travels extensively throughout the US and foreign countries, speaking in missions, conferences, and revivals. He regularly answers the call to assist churches and missionaries who want to learn more about homeless ministry.
For the Sharpes, ministry is a family affair. His two children, Hunter and Sarah, are very much involved in the daily work with their mom and dad. As a family, the Sharpes live overseas several months each year. Home base is a small farm in Logan, Alabama. They are members of Temple Baptist Church in Cullman, Alabama.
When he is not on the mission field, Travis enjoys bass fishing, especially in rivers and creeks. Give him a kayak and a fishing pole, and he might disappear for several days!
Contact Travis Sharpe:
P. O. Box 2625
Cullman, AL 35056