Barry Feaker, Topeka Rescue Mission Ministries
Rev. Barry Feaker is a lifelong Topeka resident and a graduate of Washburn University. He has served as the Executive Director of Topeka Rescue Mission Ministries since 1986. Rev. Feaker provides executive oversight to the nine divisions of TRM Ministries, which include shelter services for the homeless; food services for the hungry; street reach for the unsheltered; community-wide distribution services for food and household items; two retail/job readiness sites; Children's Palace preschool for homeless children; NET Reach, a neighborhood empowerment and transformation initiative for homeless prevention and community health; Restore Hope, a human trafficking intervention, education and collaboration program; Doxazo Ministries, a youth development and missionary equipping program; and Education and Supportive Services for career readiness, biblical leadership development, mentoring and community development. In 2012 Rev. Feaker authored the book, "In Darkness, a Light Still Shines," based on his experiences during his first 26 years in ministry. Through all areas of service, Rev. Feaker is dedicated to advocating for the needs of the homeless and impoverished populations, while working to continually better the overall Topeka/Shawnee County Community. In 2018, Rev. Feaker and TRM staff launched an initiative called Freedom Now USA in response to the pervasiveness of human trafficking in the Topeka and the United States.