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Our History

1970-1972: His Way was founded in 1970 in a public restaurant in Pleasant Hill, California. Ministering to and with the high school and college people from the schools next door provided an exciting two years! School Bible Clubs, home Bible studies, youth rallies, and Spiritual Life Retreats were the major thrusts. We outgrew the location.

1972-1977: Much prayer and searching led us to a vacant two acre lot in nearby Concord, California. This had been used for many years as the Telephone Company's Motor Pool and was readily adaptable to our growing ministry. A multi-faceted His Way Center was developed there which included: Self-Service Auto Repair, a Book and Craft Store, His Way Chapel, Jacob's Well Restaurant, offices, and a number of small businesses. These gave jobs to new Christians and provided avenues for evangelism. Mission trips to San Francisco began. The Concord base became history when the city acquired the property by condemnation to extend a street.

1977-1991: Transition to San Francisco. Developed the part-time ministry that His Way sponsored in San Francisco. His Way had been on Broadway, with its strip joints, porno shops, and spiritually hungry people, weekend nights since 1974. In 1977 the opportunity came for full time ministry in San Francisco. His Way Staff and teams visited over 225,000 San Francisco homes offering an opportunity to learn of Jesus and giving an attractive New Testament free to each home. Home Bible studies helped establish new Christians. In addition, many hundreds of New Testaments were gift wrapped and given away at hospitals, bars, the airport, and special gatherings. In San Francisco His Way operated a crisis counseling line 24 hours a day (averaging 232 calls per month), did personal counseling, started a church, and continued street evangelism.

1991-Present: Buffalo Ridge Retreat Center