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 lights up the corner of 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 store.
Mobilizing the Community to Minister to the
Needy, so that Lives are Transformed
The Redwood Gospel Mission, in the grace and power of Jesus Christ, mobilizes our community to minister to the needy so that lives are transformed.
Redwood represents the geographical area of our service community, the “Redwood Empire.” We serve all of Sonoma County; also reaching out to the surrounding counties which have no Rescue Ministries.
Gospel is from the Latin word for good news. It is our desire to bring the good news of Christ’s salvation to everyone we serve and to bring the good news of hope for an improved life through the various services we provide.
Mission is not intended to imply simply a building. We define “Mission” as a purpose or aim. It is our objective or Mission, that lives would be transformed through mobilizing and equipping people in this community to minister to the needy, thus fulfilling the Gospel imperative “For in as much as ye did it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye did it unto Me.”
We envision a time when all gospel-centered churches in the North Bay area will have an effective, measurable, transformational ministry to the needy in partnership with the Redwood Gospel Mission.