Rescued from 27 years of active addiction, Matt received freedom and victory through faith in Jesus Christ alone. Having been saved from the streets himself, Matt was sent back to share with all people the Good News of a Savior who makes His people whole. God led Matt to found Be Bold Street Ministries for this very purpose. Matt is out on the streets every day, sharing the hope of Jesus with a lost and dying world.
President of the Board
Hello my name is Warren Lund. In 1991, the Lord set me free from drugs and alcohol and porn, yet I still had some issues to do business with, my internal being. I had a knowledge of God, yet lacking a relationship with Jesus Christ. In 2014, I was angry because of my accident in 2006 that left me disabled and I had by this time drove my family apart, That’s what brought me to Salem Heights where I saw counseling and discipleship and a deeper look into God‘s mercy and grace. And as it was shown to me, I learned quickly that I’m gonna show mercy and grace to others. So I join the men and women of Be Bold to show that mercy and grace to those that are homeless, as well as those that are rich. The word of God is clear that we are to love our neighbors and he never put distinctions in there. What is higher now is to bring glory and honor to our Father in heaven through his Son Jesus Christ by sharing the good news of a risen Savior who makes his people whole.
Trapped in the darkness of addiction with intense feelings of unworthiness and not belonging from the age of 12, Carly sought help from different resources and at many years clean and sober she still carried much guilt and shame and fell to addiction once again. It was at the point of complete hopelessness that she cried out and just as He promises, God heard her cries. Today she seeks God first before all things and has a heart transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She has seen firsthand that there is no case too tough and no heart too hard that God can not intervene and create beauty from ashes. Her passion is to reach out to the lost and share with them the hope they can find in Jesus.
“He is before all things and in Him all things hold together” - Colossians 1:17
Chief Operating Officer
After 20 years of addiction, Christ met Josh in E Block cell 288 at the Oregon State Penitentiary. Through the grace and power of Christ, Josh has been free of addiction since January 11, 2011. He was called to go back into the darkness that Christ saved Him from and is now a certified counselor, works with the Salem Police to deescalate interactions with the homeless community, and has been with Be Bold Street Ministries since 2016.
Vice President of the Board
Our Be Bold Street Ministries team is all about sharing the one true solution to all things, Jesus. God rescued me from a life of darkness, addiction, crime, and everything that came with that game. I am in awe of His love and kindness because not only am I still alive today to tell the story, He has continued to provide a path for me to share inspiration and hope to others. Amazing! I don’t deserve His grace, but our God gifts me with this every day. It’s only through Him that I am able to love others because He loved me first. I believe that if He can change me, he can change anybody. God's word says, "So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed!" - John 8:36. Wouldn't it be great if everyone could experience that kind of freedom?! I believe this is possible through Jesus. I’ve come to realize through His word and His Spirit within me, my purpose is to spread that message of hope which never disappoints. Nobody is ever too far gone for his mercy, love, and grace. May many more come to know true salvation, and may He get all of the Glory forever and ever.
I am so thankful that God has allowed me to serve as treasurer for Be Bold Street Ministry.
As long as I can remember God has given me a heart for the downtrodden He has placed in my path. I was not raised in a Christian home but Jesus reached into my life as a young person and has been shaping and molding me through the years for just this purpose. I count it a privilege to serve alongside the BBSM team as we reach out to a lost and dying world with the only hope that can give lasting peace - Jesus!