The Gospel Center Rescue Mission is celebrating 75 years of ministering to the homeless and addicted in San Joaquin County by presenting the opportunity for spiritual, physical and emotional restoration through the love of Jesus Christ. Beginning now through April of 2016 the Gospel Center Rescue Mission will celebrate their anniversary through a number of events.
Kicking off the celebration in May of 2015, a Pastors Breakfast is being held to bring together local pastors to bring awareness to the history and future of the organization. The finale will be an anniversary celebration in April 2016.
"Many lives have been changed in the 75 years the Gospel Center Rescue Mission has been in existence. Our commitment to making a difference, not only to individuals and families, but to our entire community drives our passion to serve others," Bill Brown, CEO, Gospel Center Rescue Mission.
Currently the Gospel Center Rescue Mission has a number of programs focused on serving the homeless and addicted in our community. The New Life Program (NLP) is a six-month commitment that focuses on men and women as a whole person, including spiritual aspects, family, community and environment that will affect a long-term lifestyle change. The entire program takes 3 years, which helps the individuals re-enter their community through counseling, education (associates degree), work, chapel and much more. Some of the other programs offered by the Gospel Center Rescue Mission are Emergency Lodging, New Hope Family Shelter, Gleason House Medical Center and much more.
Throughout this anniversary year, the Gospel Center Rescue Mission will be participating in many community events, church activities and outreach programs.
A mutual concern for the many homeless men on the streets of Stockton brought a group of people together in the home of Dr. and Mrs. Petersen at 1225 N. Hunter in Stockton on Saturday, September 16, 1939. The Stockton Gospel Center began in the late hours of that evening.
For more information on the Gospel Center Rescue Mission please call (209) 466-2138 or visit their website at www.gcrms.org