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

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 946122045

CEO/President: Jeff Gilman

Chairman: Kevin P. O'Malley

Board size: 9


Ruling year: 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

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe there is only one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of Christ, in His birth through the Virgin Mary, in His sinless life, in His miracles,

In His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling, the Christian is enabled to lead a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, that those who are saved enjoy eternal life with God and those who are lost suffer eternal separation from him.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating283 of 102541 of 154
Fund acquisition rating299 of 102739 of 154
Resource allocation rating451 of 102764 of 154
Asset utilization rating407 of 102568 of 154

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$130,395$151,203$141,419$96,871$92,136
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,054,643$746,960$834,054$398,510$558,580
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,502,300$4,474,864$4,389,018$4,239,415$4,123,317
Other long-term assets$5,415,136$396,842$45,704$38,692$30,516
Total long-term assets$9,917,436$4,871,706$4,434,722$4,278,107$4,153,833
Total assets$10,972,079$5,618,666$5,268,776$4,676,617$4,712,413
Payables and accrued expenses$303,463$214,778$236,159$185,133$205,638
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$303,463$214,778$236,159$185,133$205,638
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$1$0$0$1
Total long-term liabilities$2,900,000$2,898,797$2,976,797$3,048,422$3,300,073
Total liabilities$3,203,463$3,113,575$3,212,956$3,233,555$3,505,711
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$2,317,835$2,126,441$1,660,478$1,441,937$1,121,956
With donor restrictions$5,450,781$378,650$395,342$1,125$84,746
Net assets$7,768,616$2,505,091$2,055,820$1,443,062$1,206,702
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$11,220,213$5,768,478$5,483,021$4,389,607$4,667,934
Program service revenue($14,409)$77,142$5,800$16,105$63,682
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$5,059$4,262($271)$763$156,246
Other revenue$226,477$262,287$275,793$291,018$2,542
Total other revenue$217,127$343,691$281,322$307,886$222,470
Total revenue$11,437,340$6,112,169$5,764,343$4,697,493$4,890,404
Program services$5,129,418$4,695,373$4,210,608$3,660,374$3,757,678
Management and general$347,780$287,759$275,340$262,129$322,105
Total expenses$6,173,815$5,662,898$5,151,585$4,461,133$4,521,497
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$5,263,525$449,271$612,758$236,360$368,907
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$5,263,525$449,271$612,758$236,360$368,907


Jeff GilmanExecutive Dir.$112,698

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2020

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