Oikos Group


Most Reverend Mitchell Rozanski

Archbishop of St. Louis
Archdiocese of St. Louis


Pastor Clay Smith

Central Presbyterian Church


Reverend Jeff Cloeter

Senior Pastor
Christ Memorial Lutheran Church


Reverend Dr. Thurman Williams

Covenant Seminary
New City Fellowship


Bishop Michael Jones

Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church


Pastor Brent Roam

One Family Church


Reverend Darren Caspar

Executive Director
St. Louis Metro Baptist Association


Pastor Greg Holder

The Crossing Church


Bishop Lawrence Wooten

Second Assistant Presiding Bishop of
The Church of God in Christ
Pastor, Williams Temple Church of God in Christ



As faith leaders, the members of the Oikos Group aim to unite hearts and hands to rebuild St. Louis in the hope that that their partnership would be an ecumenical witness to Christian faith, love of neighbor and a model for collaboration across dividing lines

2023 Goal

Fundraise with a goal of $3-6 million to support the work of the Hearts Hands and Homes agencies which provide the following services to disenfranchised families in the region:

  1. affordable rental units
  2. wraparound social services to support stable housing
  3. first time homeownership programs


Catholic Charities Pathways to Progress provides intense, wrap-around case management services for two to four years while connecting to resources that enhance individual strengths, develop skills, and build financial assets which lead to empowering families toward stability and long-term economic independence


The FAM seeks to eliminate race as a factor in homeownership throughout St. Louis in one generation. We envision St. Louis as a global model of racial equity and economic opportunity by 2060


FT Holdings utilizes real estate development as a platform for revitalizing communities and providing community benefits through quality housing opportunities, education, social enterprise, technology and innovation and healthy food initiatives in targeted areas throughout the St. Louis Region.


St. Joseph Housing Initiative seeks to create vibrant communities through affordable quality housing where low- and moderate-income families can thrive , prosper, and build wealth.


Lutheran Development Group seeks to serve the areas around our city's churches through real-estate development, community initiatives, ministry investment, and church engagement.


Tabernacle Community Development Corporation assist communities by building people through engaging community revitalization in the Jeff-Vander-Lou, Fairgrounds, O’Fallon, & Greater Ville neighborhoods. Helping people to transform lives by providing quality housing options and stabilization resources.