• On the Streets of the Tenderloin, 'a Light in an Unlit World' KQED article by Natalie Yemenidjian - excerpt: 10:30 p.m.: Pastor Lyle Beckman, the S.F. Night Minister, waits for drag king Kit Tapata to finish her trivia hosting duties to talk about fliers for an upcoming fundraising. Helping others costs money and the Night Ministry relies on folks like Tapata. Beckman orders club sodas, but enjoys the community in local bars. As more neighborhood bars are priced out, he says the only people who talk to him at the new ‘sterile’ spots are the bartenders. (Natalie Yemenidjian/KQED) - Read the complete article
  • I'm pleased to announce that our own Gordon Schaeffer has received the prestigious Jefferson Award for his 48 years of faithful service as a Crisis Line Counselor. A film crew was in the office tonight to film a short segment about him and his work with us. Read the complete article on the Home Page.
  • San Francisco Chronicle columnist Carl Nolte featured the Night Ministry and the Rev. Lyle Beckman in his Native Son column on November 16, 2014 under the headline: Ministers who walk the Night Beat Have God on Their Side.  Here is a link to the online version with a slide show posted on - Ministers walk San Francisco night beat, offering help
  • The San Francisco Bay Guardian's Best of the Bay issue chose the Night Ministry as a Local Hero.  The story appeared in the newspaper's final issue, published on October 15, 2014. Click here to read the article
  • Governing Board Member Roy Mosley spoke about the work of Night Ministry at the Chinese Congregational Church on July 13.  Read about it here