Redwood Gospel Mission


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 rating165 of 66026 of 91
Fund acquisition rating402 of 66254 of 91
Resource allocation rating262 of 66235 of 91
Asset utilization rating62 of 6608 of 91

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$96,871$92,136$129,257$132,327$76,135
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$1,827
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$398,510$558,580$234,741$209,725$104,290
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,239,415$4,123,317$4,650,727$4,667,470$4,721,643
Other long-term assets$38,692$30,516$129,861$81,598$32,341
Total long-term assets$4,278,107$4,153,833$4,780,588$4,749,068$4,753,984
Total assets$4,676,617$4,712,413$5,015,329$4,958,793$4,858,274
Payables and accrued expenses$185,133$205,638$260,256$162,425$195,185
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$185,133$205,638$260,256$162,425$195,185
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$1$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$3,048,422$3,300,073$3,917,279$3,954,666$4,024,329
Total liabilities$3,233,555$3,505,711$4,177,535$4,117,091$4,219,514
Net assets20172016201520142013
Temporarily restricted$1,125$84,746$87,833$0$22,719
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,443,062$1,206,702$837,794$841,702$638,760
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,389,607$4,667,934$4,138,045$3,976,690$3,519,065
Program service revenue$16,105$63,682$72,785$41,189$35,722
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$763$156,246($524)($1,280)$2,432
Other revenue$291,018$2,542$42,908$15,144$6,030
Total other revenue$307,886$222,470$115,169$55,053$44,184
Total revenue$4,697,493$4,890,404$4,253,214$4,031,743$3,563,249
Program services$3,660,374$3,757,678$3,532,703$3,049,511$2,852,196
Management and general$262,129$322,105$244,808$312,066$264,181
Total expenses$4,461,133$4,521,497$4,257,122$3,828,801$3,470,930
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)$236,360$368,907($3,908)$202,942$92,319
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$236,360$368,907($3,908)$202,942$92,319

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