Redwood Gospel Mission

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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 store.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Redwood Gospel Mission
PO Box 493
Santa Rosa, CA 95402


Phone: 707-578-1830


Organization details

EIN: 946122045

CEO/President: Jeff Gilman

Chairman: Kevin P. O'Malley

Board size: 9


Year founded: 1965

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1997


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.

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."

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.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating204 of 94040 of 160
Fund acquisition rating556 of 94295 of 160
Resource allocation rating303 of 94252 of 160
Asset utilization rating98 of 94017 of 160

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$151,203$141,419$96,871$92,136$129,257
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$746,960$834,054$398,510$558,580$234,741
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,474,864$4,389,018$4,239,415$4,123,317$4,650,727
Other long-term assets$396,842$45,704$38,692$30,516$129,861
Total long-term assets$4,871,706$4,434,722$4,278,107$4,153,833$4,780,588
Total assets$5,618,666$5,268,776$4,676,617$4,712,413$5,015,329
Payables and accrued expenses$214,778$236,159$185,133$205,638$260,256
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$214,778$236,159$185,133$205,638$260,256
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1$0$0$1$0
Total long-term liabilities$2,898,797$2,976,797$3,048,422$3,300,073$3,917,279
Total liabilities$3,113,575$3,212,956$3,233,555$3,505,711$4,177,535
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$2,126,441$1,660,478$1,441,937$1,121,956$749,961
With donor restrictions$378,650$395,342$1,125$84,746$87,833
Net assets$2,505,091$2,055,820$1,443,062$1,206,702$837,794
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,768,478$5,483,021$4,389,607$4,667,934$4,138,045
Program service revenue$77,142$5,800$16,105$63,682$72,785
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$4,262($271)$763$156,246($524)
Other revenue$262,287$275,793$291,018$2,542$42,908
Total other revenue$343,691$281,322$307,886$222,470$115,169
Total revenue$6,112,169$5,764,343$4,697,493$4,890,404$4,253,214
Program services$4,695,373$4,210,608$3,660,374$3,757,678$3,532,703
Management and general$287,759$275,340$262,129$322,105$244,808
Total expenses$5,662,898$5,151,585$4,461,133$4,521,497$4,257,122
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$449,271$612,758$236,360$368,907($3,908)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$449,271$612,758$236,360$368,907($3,908)


Jeff GilmanExecutive Dir.$114,333

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/21/2020. To update the information below, please email:


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