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Rescue Mission Celebrates 75-Year Anniversary In 2016

In 2016, the Gospel Center Rescue Mission is celebrating 75 years of ministering to the homeless and addicted in San Joaquin County.

The Gospel Center Rescue Mission is hosting an Anniversary Gala Celebration on Friday, April 8 at the Stockton Golf and Country Club. According to executive director Bill Brown the event is being held “To celebrate the victories of lives restored over the past 75 years.”

Special guest and keynote speaker, Terrell Fletcher, Senior Pastor of City of Hope International Church, San Diego, will encourage and challenge the community. A man of transformation, Terrell during his time with the San Diego Chargers was an active community participant. He served as the chairman/spokesman for Jr. Achievement, San Diego County Adoptions, and with a group of teammates who served meals to feed San Diego’s homeless. Currently, Terrell teaches Empowerment sessions called “The Formula” for local high school football students and as well as students at San Diego State University.

The evening will celebrate the accomplishments and milestones reached since the mission’s inception. The Gospel Center Rescue Mission has a number of programs focused on serving the homeless and addicted in the 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 three 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.

For more information regarding the impact the GCRM has had on the community contact Benjamin Saffold at (209) 466-2138 or or For sponsorship information contact Anna Sass at 209-957-7277 or