They live outside without plumbing or electricity, save a generator or two. So they count on Minister Steve, as Mr. Brigham calls himself, for propane to power their heaters and stoves â€” which he also supplied â€” to fill the tents he gave them with enough warmth to sleep. To survive.
A born-again Christian, Minister Steve sleeps in his camper van or in sleeping bags on floors, and earns no salary, having quit his job as a laborer a year ago; like the homeless he serves, he depends on donations and has faced financial difficulties in the past. He is divorced and has a teenage son who he hopes will join him in his work someday.