What We Believe
At Yavapai Territorial Gospel Rescue Mission we believe in the redemptive sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Moreover, we believe in our Savior's sacrifice is the power to transform lives. This moves us to bring the love of God or Father to the surrounding community in all we do.
What Our Name Means
We serve, centering the Prescott and Quad City area, all throughout Yavapai County.
We share the truth of Jesus Christ and his physical death, burial, and physical resurrection in order that we may have a relationship with Him.
We help those move from a dangerous or undesirable place in their lives to a safer and more stable physical and spiritual situation.
Our mission is to glorify God in all we do and to increase His kingdom as we serve Him on earth.
What We Do
- Care for the homeless, poor, and at-risk families and individuals of Yavapai County by working to meet the physical, spiritual, and social needs.
- Reach out to the “least, last, and lost” with the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His love for them.
- Offer opportunities for the Body of Christ to serve, minister, and live out eh Biblical mandate to “go and make disciples” in a safe and controlled environment.
- Serve the Lord in the church and the community in all we do.
- Share the blessings of God with all who come to “The Mission,” regardless of needing help or providing service.
Who We Are
Dave & Yvonne Barreras
Mission Director & Team Leader
David Barreras is first and foremost a follower of Christ. He and his wife Yvonne have been married for 26 years and have three grown children, a daughter-in-law and one granddaughter. Dave was born in Tularosa, NM and then his family moved to Tucson, AZ.
Dave attended Southwestern College in Phoenix, AZ where he and Yvonne met. He graduated with a BA in Pastoral Studies and Counseling. Dave served as a youth pastor in Bullhead City for a short while and then returned to Tucson, God called him and his family to Phoenix where he worked at Adobe Juvenile and then to CPS. Dave worked in CPS for 15 years and then felt God calling him back into ministry in Tucson.
He served as the associate pastor at Chapel in the Hills for seven years and then God began moving in his heart again to work with the homeless at the Tucson Gospel Rescue Mission Men's Center as senior chaplain. Dave served there for two years.
He loves looking at the stars, John Wayne movies, hunting, fishing and reading. He is passionate about God's truth and has the gift of preaching. He may look intimidating, but he's a big teddy bear who would give you the shirt off his back.
Yvonne Barreras is the wife of Dave for 26 years and counting and the mother of 3 "adult" children: Danny, Selena, and Nathan. She enjoys singing and music of all kinds, roller coasters, experiencing different cultures through food. She also loves going on missions trips and meeting new people.
Yvonne was born in Phoenix, raised in Idaho and went to college in Phoenix at Southwestern Bible college. Since then she has been a mom to her three kids, a teacher and a school director. Now she is on a new adventure to start a Gospel Rescue Mission Women's Shelter in Prescott, AZ.
Mission Board President
Jon Wolfinger is a follower of Jesus, husband to Karen, father of two boys, and second generation Prescottonian. He serves as the lead pastor of Lumen Deo, a new church plant in downtown Prescott and has a heart to speak and show the love of Christ to all.
Jon enjoys reading, writing, and just about any activity in the great outdoors. His family currently resides in the beautiful town of Chino Valley.
Erik & Moriah Hart
Mission Board Vice President & Board Member
Erik Hart loves God and his people. Finding a redeemed life in Christ whilst at college, Erik has spent his life seeking to share the Gospel and meet people where they need Jesus most. He moved to Prescott Valley with his wife Moriah Hart in the summer of 2012.
Erik is passionate about serving the homeless since his time in Flagstaff, AZ where he regularly met with and served the homeless community. He continued this in Tucson, AZ before moving to the Prescott area.
He works at Prescott Spas in Prescott Valley, selling hot tubs to people with aches and pains. When off duty Erik spends his time with his lovely wife Moriah or can be found riding one of Prescott's many mountain bike trails.
Moriah Hart was raised from a young age to love the Lord, follow Jesus' loving example and has always loved interacting with those around her, especially children.
Moriah was born and raised in the Yavapai county area. After attending school for her B.A. and M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northern Arizona University and short stay in Tucson, AZ she is thrilled to return the her old stomping grounds with her wonderful husband Erik.
Moriah found her passion for the homeless community when she began dating her husband Erik. His love for these people encouraged her to step out in faith, feeling that God had something to show her. Since then she and Erik have volunteered together in Tucson and are excited to be joining Dave and Yvonne in this ministry.
Moriah works for local speech and language clinic and works all over the quad city area doing in-home and clinic visits with all ages. In her free time she is training for 5k runs and dancing with her fitness studio community Fusion of Movement. She also spends much of her time with her husband and their Arizona and California families.