Spenser’s Underground is a place where at-risk teens come there to hang out, share meals, play games, join in a Christian–focused activities and talk with caring adult mentors. It’s a non-denominational, non-profit organization and it is open to the public on Tuesday from 6 – 8:30 pm and Saturday 7-11pm.
Spenser’s Underground opened its doors in the Spirit Lake Carnegie Library June of 2007. It began when Steve and Sandy Baskerville made the decision to honor their son Spenser, who passed away in Nov. of 2006. Spenser was an outgoing person who did not let his affliction with severe rheumatoid arthritis dampen his spirit in the least. He was always willing to talk to anyone about anything, and he had an excellent ability to share his faith in Jesus, his Savior, with ease. A teen centered ministry seemed to be a great venue as a memorial to Spenser.
The ministry’s greatest needs include funds to purchase food for meals, materials and manpower for building improvements including the new East entrance, and volunteers.
Their goal is to shine the light of Christ’s love into the lives of every teen that comes into contact with our organization. Our guiding verse is John 8:12…
When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”