The tranquil St. Francis House of Hospitality is run by its long-time executive director, Monk James Langston.  He is better known among friends and acquaintances as "Brother Jim." Monk James is abbot of the Christian Orthodox Community of Ss Cosmas and Damian. He has operated St. Francis House for more than three decades.    

“We seek the face of God in everyone we meet.”


- Monk James Langston

Monk James Langston, Executive Director

Having always been involved in church, Monk James took his religious vows in 1983.  A few years later, while working 

at the Central Florida Food Bank, he learned of men living at local homeless shelters—a situation that led to the creation of St. Francis House on Orlando’s west side in 1987 and St. Damian House in College Park one year later. "We take the ones who don't have any place to go, who don't have anything," says Brother Jim.

He, along with Frank Mottolo, runs the two non-profit homes that comprise St. Francis House of Hospitality. Both the executive director and the director are unpaid.

St. Francis House of Hospitality — St. Damian House 
Monk James Langston, Executive Director

St. Francis House is run by Frank Mottolo, who has dedicated more than 25 years to the outreach.

St. Francis House of Hospitality 
— St. Francis House 
Frank Mottolo, Director

St. Francis House of Hospitality is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. 

Our mission is to provide a safe, clean, and comfortable home for homeless men in an active demonstration of Jesus Christ’s love.