"Milwaukee's Mobile Media Van Ministry"

Serving Jesus Christ in the Streets of Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Media Van in Action

What is the Media Van?

Milwaukee Mobile Media Van

Affiliated with BASICS in Milwaukee, the Mobile Media Ministry is designed to serve and bring hope to urban Milwaukee. On the outside, large LED screens cover one side of the van, showing inspirational videos. On the inside there are tables and refreshments. Whether it’s  Sunday school for kids, a respite for homeless, or a good time of worship on wheels, we at the Mobile Media Ministry desire to reach the  parks and street corners with the Good News and love of Christ in a genuine and biblical way.

Milwaukee’s Urban Servant

John Jones Media Van Milwaukee

 John Jones loves the Lord. He was happily married for twenty-seven years to his beautiful wife, Lori until her untimely death to cancer. He is a father of five and a grandfather to seven charming grandchildren, as well as a Vietnam War veteran.

He worked at Milwaukee’s WTMJ Channel 4 news station for eight years as an “on location” cameraman, then worked for the next thirty – plus years as Video Director at Elmbrook Church.

Having nearly forty years of video production experience, John loves to visualize and share what the Lord has done through the eye of a video camera.

How to get involved

Photo by Sammi Funk

Do you like to work with kids?

Want to share your testimony?

Are you creatively ambitious or have a specific skill set in the arts?

Wanna know how to donate?


Become a Roadie!

Roadie (informal noun) –
someone who follows, assists, and contributes to a traveling act; someone who helps “set the stage;” someone who “keeps us on the road.”


Media Van Photos

A Flood of Provision

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!

Jesus Saves!

All things considered, we think many “seeds were planted.” We can’t say if anyone accepted the Lord’s salvation that day, but we do know He was glorified.

Spreading the Word

Students at Heritage Christian School in Brookfield, Wisconsin, hear the story of the...

Christmastime is Here!

But the videos, which were some of the best yet, were constantly playing on the screens and their music could be heard from all around Clark House… much like seeing the star over Bethlehem.

Giving, Receiving, and Giving

John and Sammi cleaned up the Media Van headquarters and set up an “end of the summer” reception for all the major donors from across the years.

Keep On Keeping On

When we are not out on the streets, we are in the churches, bible studies, and meetings, presenting the Media Van’s mission and allowing more and more people to have the opportunity to give and get involved.

I Choose You

Like in the story of Gideon, we seemed to be up against odds bigger than us. But that doesn’t mean that God was shutting a door; he said, “I choose you!,” and made us battle-ready!

An update from Sammi

These past couple of weeks, the garage has been a pretty empty place; the van was being...

A Growing Experience

In the city This past weekend, we took the Media Van out to Word is God Worship Center...

Independence Day

  At the park This past fourth of July, John [JJ] personally took the Media Van out...