Who We Are



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. 

Mission Statement

“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.”

 The name of our ministry, THE REDWOOD GOSPEL MISSION, helps define our purpose. 

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 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.”

Statement of Faith

We are committed as an organization to represent Christ in every aspect of our lives, both at work and at home. The Board of Directors has developed the following Statement of Faith based upon Biblical scriptures. 

· We believe the Bible to be inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.    II Tim 3:16, II Pet 1:19-21

· We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  
   Matt 28:19, Luke 3:22

· We believe in the deity of Christ, in His birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return to power and glory.   John 1:14, Matt 1:16-25, 1 Cor 15:3-6, John 14:1-3

· We believe that for the salvation of the lost and sinful men regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.  Titus 2:5

· We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.   John 14:26

· We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto resurrection of life and they that are lost unto resurrection of damnation.   II Cor 5:1-8, Matt 25:41,46

· We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.   1 Cor 12:12-27    


As employees, we perform our duties and represent the Mission in a way that is consistent with our Mission Statement and our Statement of Faith, both at work and in our personal lives. We wish to be worthy representatives of Christ, whenever or wherever we interact with others, at work, in public, or at home.  



(who we are)

We strive to be selfless, Christ-centered servants

who embrace transformational community partnerships.