In 1986 the Silver City 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.
Some of our services include a soup kitchen which serves hot, well-balanced meals daily, a thriving thrift store, a food pantry and clothing bank, an emergency shelter 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
Our ultimate goals are to bring Jesus Christ to a starving world by love demonstrated through action and to give something back to our small town by helping our friends and neighbors.
We serve anyone who comes into our Mission, regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religious beliefs, socio-economic status or sexual orientation.
Occasionally, we may have to ban someone temporarily for certain behaviors like violence, intoxication, 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
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.
Calvary Christian Academy High School Students
Dom and Sherry Bassi
Nils and Robin Eng
Reverand Bob Reese
Dea and Pastpr Joe Gros
Laurie and Pat Wilson
Methodist women’s and Missions groups
Don and Freddie Frederick
Peter and Christina Limardo
Arch and Sarah
Staff (Part-time paid positions)
Randy Salars-Manager (Salary of $12,000/yr)
Meg Topmiller-Thrift store (min. wage)
Loretta Gabbert-Thrift store (min. wage)
Joei DeLeon-Lunch Room (min. wage)
Jeanna Pace-Lunch Room (min. wage)
Alexis Selva-Sierra House (min. wage)
You can read more about how the Missions’ finances by viewing the full report here
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