Our cross on top of the building. Built and donated by J&J Signs, in honor of Mrs. Jane Calkins, a strong Christian and loyal supporter of The Mission. It lights up at night, a symbol of Love and Hope to many.
In 1986 the Gospel Mission began out of the basement of Silver City resident John Pershing. He had a vision to serve the homeless and others at, or near the poverty line in Silver City and in 1987 a board was formed and a non-profit 501-C(3) corporation was begun.
Today, the Silver City Gospel Mission is housed in a large facility located at 111 S. Texas Street, located behind Jalisco’s Restaurant.
It has a thriving thrift store, food and clothing bank and a soup kitchen which serves hot, well-balanced meals every Monday through Friday and a full-time staff.
The Gospel Mission is governed by a board of directors selected from the community-at-large; people who have demonstrated compassion and concern about the needs of the homeless and the indigent poor.
We are a non-denominational Christian charity that believes in the inerrancy of the Bible and that there is one God and that Jesus Christ is his only son.
Our ultimate goals are to bring Jesus Christ to a starving world by love demonstrated through action and to give something back by helping our friends and neighbors in our small town.
We serve anyone who comes into our Mission, regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, socio-economic status or sexual orientation.
Occasionally, we may have to ban someone temporarily for certain behaviors like violence, bad language, or perversity. Even in extreme cases like these, we will try and give them food and clothing when they need it.
Board Of Directors (Volunteer Positions)
Judy Ward-Vice President
Chelsea Cooper-WNMU Student Representative and Secretary
Jimmy Feranti-Client Representative
Open board meetings are normally held from 12-1 pm, the first Tuesday of every month in the AmBank board room. Please call us for more details or if you would like to see something added to the agenda.
Regularly Scheduled Volunteers
Shane Gabbert-Pastor and Bible Study
Wanda Cook-Front Food pantry (Tue, Wed, Thu)
?-Front Food Pantry (Mon, Fri)
Freddy and Don-Kitchen (Mon lunch)
Dom Bassi-Kitchen (Tue lunch)
Deborah Waterman-Kitchen (Wed lunch)
Dea Gros and Calvary Christian Academy-Kitchen (Every other Fri lunch)
?-Kitchen (Bring in desserts)
Laura Gray-Thrift store (Mon)
B. Elder-Thrift store (Mon)
Marty-Thrift store (Tue, Wed)
Lena Crosley-Thrift store (Tue, Wed)
Leticia Miller-Thrift store (Thu)
?-Thrift store (Thu)
Rita Robinson-Thrift store (Fri)
?-Thrift store (Fri)
Bonafacio Savorillo-Lay counselor (Mon)
Lynette Holguin-Lay counselor (Tue)
Deborah Dabbs-Lay counselor (Wed)
Maureen Heald-Lay counselor (Thu)
Mike Aleckson-Lay counselor (Fri)
?-Lay counselor (Back-up)
?-Lay counselor (Back-up)
Staff (Paid positions)
Randy Salars-Manager (Salary of $10,000/yr)
Meg Topmiller-Thrift store (min. wage)
Loretta Gabbert-Thrift store (min. wage)
Joei DeLeon-Cook (min. wage)
Jeanna Pace-Sierra House (min. wage)
Approximately 96 cents of every dollar donated goes towards fighting hunger and our programs; the remainder goes in to operating costs. We are entirely funded through your private donations, public grants and our thrift store and will not accept funding that may place restrictions on our Christian beliefs. All profits earned in the thrift store go directly back into Mission operations.