Our Team

Travis Sharpe- President and Founder

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Travis has been working with the homeless for over 16   years. From 1996-2001, he organized and led the City Bus ministry at Victory Baptist Church in North Augusta, SC. In April of 2001 Travis, along with the support of Victory Baptist Church founded the Garden City Rescue Mission in Augusta, GA. Travis was the Executive Director there until he resigned in April of 2009 so that he could focus his efforts on the rising homeless problem around the world. His efforts to minister to the homeless on a global scale led to the forming of Unsheltered International in January of 2011. Travis and his family are members of Temple Baptist Church in Cullman, AL.  Email: travis@unsheltered.org


Tara Philyaw- CFO/ President’s Assistant

Tara Philyaw  As Chief Financial Officer, Tara takes care of the day to day finances and oversees the general administration of the business end of the ministry. She also serves as a personal secretary to the President. Tara and her husband Shane are faithful members of Temple Baptist Church where she also sings in the choir and helps in the Awana program.

Email: tara@unsheltered.org


 

Board of Directors


 

Bob Phillips – Secretary/Treasurer

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Bob lives in Enterprise, AL with his wife, Tammy of 19 years and their 4 children. Since his discharge from the United States Air Force in 1996,  Bob has had an extensive Nursing career. Most recently after working at Crestwood Medical Center in Huntsville, AL as Assistant Chief Nursing Officer,  Bob was offered a new position at Medical Center Enterprise as Chief Nursing Officer. Bob aspires to one day be a Hospital CEO.  With a Bachelors degree in Nursing and  a Master’s degree in Management with a concentration in Corporate Law & Finance, Bob is a vital part of Unsheltered International. He and his family are members at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Union Grove, AL.

Email: boblphillips@att.net

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Howard Dye – Board Chair

Howard Dye Howard lives in Grovetown, GA and is the owner of Dye’s Southern Catering. He and his wife Debbie have been married for forty years. With his vast experience in the catering and restaurant business, Howard is a real help to our team when it comes to large scale meal preparation during disasters. He and Debbie are members of Victory Baptist Church in North Augusta, SC.

Email: ddye1955@hotmail.com


 

 

Pastor Steve Dixon – Board Member

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Steven Dixon Jr has been the lead pastor at Porters Grove Baptist Church in Rising Sun, MD since 2012. He and his wife Rebekah have three children and live in Rising Sun. Before taking the pastorate at Porters Grove, Steve was an associate pastor at Charlestown Baptist Church from 2005-2012.

Steve also founded an innovative ministry called The Corners of the Field Ministry. Through this ministry he and church members distribute food on a weekly basis to needy families in their community and they also provide food and supplies to homeless people in their area. Steve is also a Master Electrician.