Our Team

Travis Sharpe- President and Founder


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

Todd Crusenberry

Todd is the pastor of Community Baptist Church in Bristol, TN. He has traveled to the Philippines many times leading medical mission trips as well as other trips. It was Todd who first introduced Travis to the Philippines ministry in 2013. He lives in Bristol, TN with his wife Marie.

Email: toddcrusenberry@bvu.net


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.