In these days when many people are concerned for their own and their loved ones’ safety and health, what would move someone to walk the streets late at night to help strangers? Street Pastors are Christian volunteers from all denominations who willingly stay out until the early hours of the morning to care for people who are vulnerable, showing compassionate care and concern to everyone they meet.
Founded on the streets of Brixton by Reverend Les Isaac, OBE, in 2003 as a response to critical social issues, there are now 270 Street Pastor groups across the UK and seven internationally. More than 12,000 volunteers have been trained to serve as Street Pastors, not only on the streets but in many other public spheres as well, such as schools and after terrorist attacks. One of its strengths is that the work is supported by churches of every denomination.