“If you pour yourself out for the hungry,” says the Prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 58:10, “and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.”
For more than 50 years, in the grace and power of Jesus Christ, thousands of
people in Sonoma County have poured themselves out for the hungry
and afflicted through the ministry of the Redwood Gospel Mission.
And because of their efforts, a light has shown in the darkness. It is a light
which is much more than the landmark, neon “Jesus Saves” sign
that has lighted up the corner or 6th and Wilson for the last 5 decades.
It is a light brought about by the transformed lives which have resulted
from the ministries of all those who have poured themselves out.
Beginning as a 14 bed shelter in 1963, the Mission now mobilizes the
community to minister to the needy through a variety of homeless
services, recovery programs, vocational training, jail ministries,
outreach events, and thrift stores.
The Mission has a visionary board of directors, and a team
of dedicated staff members committed to equipping,
encouraging and supporting the people of our community
to engage in effective ministry with the needy.