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Neighbors Helping Neighbors

About Us

Rust Street Ministries is a charity non-profit that seeks to help those in need with food, clothing, home essentials, furnishings, and appliances. Additionally we connect people with support services that offer counseling and life skills to those seeking to make improvements in their lives.

We could not do what we do without the generous support of our community. We have formed partnerships with local businesses, organizations, churches, outreach programs, and agencies. While our partnerships are crucial to our cause, our true strength relies on neighbors helping neighbors. When we all pitch in and or volunteer we lift up our entire community.

Numbers 6:24-26

Our Motto

Providing for those in need.
Creating hope for the weary.
Encouraging others through Christ's Blessings

Our History


Rust Street Ministries begins! Teens from Johnson Street Church of Christ went on a mission trip to Atlanta, Georgia to serve the homeless and forgotten, and they were the ones most blessed and served. The mission team was so convicted they immediately began praying about how to continue this good work in San Angelo.


Warehouse space and basic offices were rented at 803 Rust Street. The ministry is named “The Christian Service Center.” Bryan Elliott was the first director.


Owners of the warehouse facility donated the entire property to the ministry! Services were expanded to both food and clothing.


“Turning Point” was established to minister to and provide spiritual counsel and life skills in partnership with the local parole board. Later it became a separate ministry from Rust Street. David Giddings served as Director/Counselor beginning in 2004.


Bob Knox took over as Director of Rust Street Ministries. Many new services, such as providing furniture and household items were instituted. Partnerships expanded with other institutions, organizations and churches under Bob’s leadership.


The warehouse on 801 Rust Street was purchased. An additional 30,574 square feet of ministry space was secured. New neighbor-interviewing cubicles, offices, clothing distribution area and furniture storage space opened up tremendous avenues to serve more people.


Rust Street began a partnership with Young Life Ministries in their mission to introduce college and high school students to Jesus, disciple them in faith, and minster to teen moms and their babies.


Bryan Jarvis became the Director of Rust Street Ministries. The mission focus of Rust Street Ministries became Mark 1:40-42 … Give our neighbors the “touch of Jesus.”


Several partners from local churches came to Rust Street with a dream to partner in a soup kitchen on Rust Street’s Campus. Neighbor’s Cafe was officially opened in March of 2018 and currently serves lunch to neighbors five days a week.


David Ingram became Director of Rust Street Ministries.

Our Staff

David Ingram

David Ingram

David began serving as Director of Rust Street in 2020. He comes from seven years on staff at the Northside Church of Christ in San Antonio, and before that was in metropolitan areas in Brazil for almost 30 years of cross-cultural ministry.

David and his wife Babi have been married for 34 years. Babi is a school teacher by vocation and passion, and is from São Paulo, Brazil. They have two daughters, both born in Fortaleza, Brazil. Rebeca is married to Hunter Milliner and lives in Ft. Worth. Rachel lives in San Antonio. David loves coffee, grilling for friends, and fishing, not necessarily in that order. Among other talents, Babi makes the best chocolate truffles in Texas! They worship with the Johnson Street Church of Christ.

Janet Branham

Janet Branham

Janet is the Volunteer Coordinator/Administrative Assistant for Rust Street. She has served the ministry since 2012. She is married to Mike Branham and they have two children, Loree, Gary and his wife Phoebe and two granddaughters, Payton and Paysley.

Janet loves the outdoors and scroll-saw woodworking. She and Mike worship with the Johnson Street Church of Christ.

Mark Bell

Mark Bell

Mark serves as Operations Manager for Rust Street. He has been with Rust Street since 2015. Mark is a San Angelo native.

Mark has been married to his sweet wife Jeanne for 28 years. They are blessed with 4 children; Joshua and his wife Megan, Jacob and his wife Brianna, Lucas and his wife Lauren, Allison and 4 grandchildren, Hudson, Harlyn, Brycen and Conner. They worship with the Johnson Street Church of Christ.

Kathy Hearn

Kathy Hearn

Kathy serves as Office Manager/Bookkeeper of Rust Street. She has served with this ministry since 2013. She is married to Hoot Hearn and has a daughter, Laura and her husband Wayford and one granddaughter, Tanna.

Kathy’s favorite aspect of her service with Rust Street is encouraging all her fellow servants, both staff and volunteers. Kathy and Hoot worship with Immanuel Baptist Church.

Jerry Talamantes

Jerry Talamantes

Jerry is the Assistant Operations Manager for Rust Street. He has served with this ministry since 2013. Jerry is a life-long resident of San Angelo.

Jerry has three sisters and two brothers, both who have gone to be with the Lord. Jerry’s favorite aspect of his service with Rust Street is talking to people and making sure they have all they need. He worships at Paul Ann Baptist Church.

Our Partners

Rust Street Ministries partners with the following agencies and businesses on specific programs:

  • HEB, Sam's Club, Walmart - Food Distribution
  • "Just Between Friends" - Clothes Distribution
  • SAISD - Closet on Wheels (COW)
  • Sierra Vista Methodist & SAISD - Children's Bed Project
  • Paul Ann Baptist - Bread Program
  • Methodist Healthcare Ministries - Health Screening Program & Diabetes Classes
  • West Texas Guidance & Counseling - Counseling
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Extension - Nutrition Classes
  • La Esperanza Clinic - Outreach Assistance
  • Laura Bush Institute for Women's Health - Women's Health Care
  • Red Cross & LEPC - Emergency & Disaster Relief
  • Market Street Grocery - Daily Produce
  • And 23 Local and Area Churches

Hours of Operation

Temporary Hours due to COVID-19: Monday - Friday 9:00a.m. to 12:00 noon
If you need clothes, you must make an appointment by calling our office: 325.486.1004, 9:00am to 12:00 noon weekdays.
If you need food or household items, you do not need to make an appointment.
Because of COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, we are admitting ONLY ONE INDIVIDUAL PER FAMILY to enter the building, unless a caretaker is required. Please make other arrangements for your children.
We require everyone entering the building to use a mask, hand sanitizer, and have their temperature checked. Thank you for understanding and cooperating in these challenging times.

Donation Hours

We are once again accepting donations only of clothing, shoes and linens (towels, bed sheets and quilts).
Mon, Wed, Fri 8:00 - 10:00am. Please do not leave donations at our facilities outside of these times.
Unloading assistance is available.

Rust Street Ministries

803 Rust Street
San Angelo, TX 76903

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