Our Story

Alpha House was opened to provide shelter for homeless men. Before Alpha House, some local organizations would furnish a motel room for a night or two, or homeless men slept in streets and parks. But, there was no long-term support. Men who stay at Alpha House could be someone just released from a hospital or from jail, or someone who was asked to leave their previous residence and has no place to go. Over the past twelve years were have housed over 650 men. 


Our Mission: Our Board:
To provide Safe Shelter Danny Ponder
To provide One on One Counseling Eric Sparks
To provide Spiritual Guidance Pete Adams
To provide Job Assistance Judy Fagan
To provide Independence  


About the Director Bill Webster

I met Bill Webster only casually when I visited he and his wife, Mary, in their home following their visit to East Side Baptist Church. He told me of his recent and miraculous healing which included his salvation. He now was on a mission to spread the Word of forgiveness and salvation, through Jesus Christ. He shared his heart for reaching down and out men who felt so hopeless they had given up on finding God. Bill was in the pharmacy when I felt the irrepressible urge to invite him to a Bible study at the struggling Men's Shelter, which was in need of new life, and was near and dear to my heart. Bill agreed to attend and began a remarkable journey as director of the Alpha House Shelter, where God has used him to touch hundreds of men's lives. Since October 14th 2001, Bill continues to be a true blessing in these men's lives.

Danny Ponder