About Us


Our Vision

Our vision continues to be addressing the physical and spiritual hunger of people in our neighborhoods.

Our Story

Metro Ministries was started in June of 2010. With our primary focus on outreach to the urban community of Denver, we have grown every year.  

Metro Ministries is a Denver based 501(c) (3) based charity serving the poor and working poor of the greater Denver metropolitan area.

Meet the Team


John Gallegos


John was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. He was employed by Evergreen Oil Company for 5 years. After purchasing Nationwide Cleaning Systems, Inc. from his father, in 1984, he owned and operated this business for 20 years. In March of 2003, John served with the Denver Rescue Mission, in the Lawrence Street Shelter, located at 1130 Park Avenue West, Denver, CO., as the Work Therapy/Volunteer Coordinator. In 2007, he moved back to Pueblo to serve as the Director of the Pueblo Rescue Mission (Wayside Gospel Rescue Mission). Denver’s Metro Ministries was planted, by John, in June of 2010, in Denver Colorado. John passed away unexpectedly in October of 2021.  John's vision guides Metro Ministries every day.


Robert Van Wyck


Robert was born and raised in St Paul, Minnesota. He was employed by several restaurant companies while he was in his twenties. At the Age of 26, Robert returned to school for training in information technology. He spent 25 years in the IT industry working positions from help desk to Management and became skilled in multiple technologies. In 2015, Robert brought a group of 13 teenage girls on a mission trip to Denver Colorado. It is here where he met Pastor John and Metro Ministries. Over the next two years, Robert returned to work with the ministry several times, spending time with the Sidewalk Sunday School Program and the Mobile Foodbank. In July of 2017, Robert Joined Metro Ministries as Associate Pastor and Development Director.