Our History

Officially, Unsheltered International was formed in January of 2011 when the Leadership of Temple Baptist Church in Cullman, AL unanimously voted to allow us to form under the umbrella of the church.

For about a year prior to the formation of Unsheltered International, Travis Sharpe, Tim Barbee, their families, and a few others worked as a team ministering to the homeless in Birmingham.

The plan was to get started with the help of  Temple Baptist Church and then, when possible, incorporate and become tax exempt.

Our new ministry grew rapidly with opportunities to minister not only in Birmingham but in other cities and states as well.

In the Spring of 2012, we incorporated in the state of Alabama. In September of 2012  we were granted our 501(c)(3) charity status by the IRS.

Today we are led by Travis Sharpe and Tim Barbee, the same men that had the vision in 2011. We now have five staff members and a three person board of directors.

Our headquarters is in Cullman, AL and we are privileged to have a great ongoing relationship with Temple Baptist Church and Pastor Malcolm Carter II.