Our History

The Gospel Center Rescue Mission serves the homeless of San Joaquin County, California with eight distinct programs, helping over 1,000 men, women, and children each day at its Stockton based campus.

Since 1940, countless lives have been restored at Gospel Center Rescue Mission, and today our focus is more important than ever. We have the largest focus in San Joaquin County regarding the long-term recovery of homeless men, women and children, and are proud to have a 47% success rate. Our New Life Program has the capacity to help 40 men, and over 200 women and children. Within the next several years our men’s program will grow to 178. Additionally, we have broadened our services to provide the only Homeless Recuperative Care Program in San Joaquin County. We also offer non-profit payee services.

Our Mission

The Gospel Center Rescue Mission (GCRM) is a ministry to the people of San Joaquin County where the homeless and addicted in our community are presented the opportunity for spiritual, physical and emotional restoration through the love of Jesus Christ.

Our History

In 1939, during the post-depression era, there was a growing concern for the homeless population and a few individuals were brought together to put their faith into action. On April 9, 1940, a non-profit was established, and a mission of rescue was initiated. With the help of additional people of faith from the Ripon area, programs were added to see to it that the homeless were fed, clothed, sheltered, received addiction treatment, medical care, and introduced to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Statement of Faith

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

II Timothy 3:16

As a non-profit Christian ministry, the Gospel Center Rescue Mission bases its work on the teachings of Jesus Christ. We consistently combine our faith with action by serving the homeless, addicted, and less fortunate regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity. We affirm our Christian identity with the following Statement of Faith in our Bylaws pertaining to our Board of Directors, full and part-time employees and volunteers.

I Peter 1:2
We believe in God as the Bible defines Him, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
I Peter 1:2
I Corinthians 15: 3-4
II Corinthians 5:21
Romans 6:23
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His death on the cross, His bodily resurrection and His ascension to the right hand of the Father.
I Corinthians 15: 3-4
II Corinthians 5:21
Romans 6:23
Ephesians 2:8-9
We believe that salvation of lost and sinful people comes by grace through faith in the work of Jesus on the cross.
Ephesians 2:8-9
Galatians 5: 22-25
We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
Galatians 5: 22-25
1 Corinthians 15:42-44
2 Corinthians 5:10
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life or they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
1 Corinthians 15:42-44
2 Corinthians 5:10
Genesis 2:18-25
Ephesians 5:31-33
We believe that God has created humanity as males and females defined as their sex at birth. That homosexual activity in all forms as well as sexual activity outside of the marital bonds (marriage defined as meaning between one man and one woman) is against the will of God and therefore sinful.
Genesis 2:18-25
Ephesians 5:31-33
I Thessalonians 4: 16-18
We believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus in power and glory.
I Thessalonians 4: 16-18