In September of 1992, Pastors Rudy and Juanita Rasmus founded the Bread of Life, Inc. with a simple mission to serve hot nutritious meals to homeless men and women in the downtown Houston area.
By December of 1992, Bread of Life, Inc. was serving more than 500 hot meals per day in the sanctuary of St. John’s Downtown Church. It wasn’t long before Bread of Life, Inc. became a fixture in the downtown area providing much needed services, resources and support to families in need and the homeless population.
Thanks to the visionary leadership of Pastors Rudy and Juanita Rasmus, Bread of Life, Inc. has been at the forefront of HIV/AIDS prevention, eliminating food insecurity, providing permanent housing to formerly homeless individuals and disaster relief. Harnessing the power of love, along with a commitment of service to the greater Houston community, has been the heartbeat of Pastors Rudy and Juanita Rasmus.
For many years Pastor Rudy has coordinated domestic and global anti-hunger initiatives in collaboration with Beyoncé’s concert tours, and recently partnered with Tina Knowles Lawson and Beyoncé to provide support and resources to over 40,000 flood victims of Hurricane Harvey.