History of CityServe Kansas City
In February 2022, Brian Hughes, the founder and executive director of the Kansas City Dream Center, was introduced to CityServe International in preparation for a big outreach event in the Kansas City metro area called The Send. The heart and vision for CityServe KC began. In the week leading up to The Send (Flood Week), multiple churches, nonprofits, and volunteers got together to share the Gospel and bless our city. CityServe had 11 truckloads of donations brought to a warehouse, sorted and delivered to 12 locations with 1,523 volunteer hours. CityServe oversaw 298 outreach locations/events with over 7,500 people served and over 5,000 bibles distributed. Through all these outreach events, there were 504 salvations. In September 2022 CityServe KC was legally formed by Brian Hughes, the president and founder.
Meet the CityServe Kansas Staff
President and Founder
Brian's passion for making a difference has developed over the last 20 years. Still, he wants to see true transformation in people's lives. He wants to help fix some of the true problems of homelessness and help eliminate food insecurity. He wants to empower others to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and transform lives. We are all better together and need to be more intentional about seeking, helping, and witnessing to the lost, the broken, the widow, the orphan, the poor, the vulnerable and the exploited.
After 25 years in corporate transportation, Brian changed careers to do what has been on his heart for many years: to help others. Brian has been married to his wife, Shelly, for 26 years, and they have one son. A fun fact about Brian is that he loves learning about other cultures, people, and languages and is proficient in Spanish and conversational in Arabic.
Evan Bass is our HUB Director and oversees the day to Operations of CityServe KC. On November 19, 2022, prompted by the Holy Spirit, Evan, accompanied by his wife and son, moved from Los Angeles to Kansas City.
Before becoming part of CityServe KC, Evan spent five years on staff at the LA Dream center, where his heart to serve blossomed. With a heart changed by all that he had seen and experienced in LA, he knew that upon arriving in Kansas City, he wanted to continue to serve the local community and partner with the body of Christ to transform lives.
In December 2022, Evan officially joined the CityServe KC family and was fired up to engage and empower our partners!
KC Board of Directors
Executive Director of Partner Engagement CityServe Intl.
Dennis Lester Jr.
Pastor, Bethel Family Worship Center Kansas City, Missouri
Founding member, board chairman and board treasurer
Owner and Licensed counselor, Building Bridges Ministries
Pastor, Life Mission Church Olathe, Kansas
Vice-chairman of the board
Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships CityServe Intl.