Ignite the Next Generation Campaign
“We are building something that will stay here long after I am gone and that way we can instill this next generation with even greater passion to be ignited for the glory of God… I am bringing sons and daughters in our ministry, to do far greater than we can even think.” – J.J. Ramirez
Becoming personally invested in the lives we serve
The next chapter in our growth is God continuing to make good on his promise to do what many consider impossible. God has given J.J. bigger vision for igniting the next generation to carry on the work and legacy of S.O.S. Ministries.
The heart of this capital campaign is simple: enable more women, men, and children for generations to come to experience the strength and love of God through the vision and ministry of S.O.S. Our goal is to raise $6.5M dollars over three years to expand our programs and facilities to widen our reach and deepen our impact for Jesus in the community. This campaign will allow us to:
- Add 10,000 square feet to our main building for additional classroom space.
- Grow our vocational training program by adding 5,000 square feet of devoted space.
- Add much-needed additional space for our ministry and administrative team.
- Build a new road through the property that will make a major impact in our freedom to function and grow.
- Add “Carmen’s Prayer Garden” at the center of our property, to continually provide praise and seek strength from the source of our Hope.
- Increase staff & funding for our programs that proclaim the Gospel, disciple believers, & equip those we reach with the life & vocational skills needed to thrive.
- Make updated renovations to our existing space to further meet the needs of those we serve.
“When I think about the future of S.O.S., I think about growth. I think about opportunity and I think about impact. As we build up more and more capacity with facilities, infrastructure, including staff… the impact that S.O.S. will have in this community, through God, is going to continue to increase.” – Doug French, Campaign Chair
“J.J. and S.O.S. was the answer to my prayer when I asked God, “if you’re for real, then show me!” J.J. became the father I needed. He helped me become the man I am today. If not for him, I’d be in jail or hell.” – Joe Campos, S.O.S Men’s Home Graduate
“J.J. Ramirez has a calling to the streets of our nation. His vision reflects the perfect embodiment of God’s redemptive power and unmitigating grace. His heart beats for those bound by the shackles of torment and destruction–who see no life beyond the fabricated walls of gang membership.” – Rick Rigsby, Minister, Motivational speaker best-selling author, Lessons from a Third-Grade Dropout
“The people of S.O.S Ministries have truly experienced the resurrection power of Jesus… and that is the power that fans the flame… that ignites the next generation.” – Carmen Maxwell, Assistant Director
THANK YOU TO OUR CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE!
Doug & Kara French, Chairs
Bill & Gina Flores
David & Julia Gardner