About Us and More

Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you 
– Jesus Christ and the American G.I. One died for your soul 
The other for your freedom


Our mission

The Veterans Ministry and Fellowship Groups are volunteer based Christian ministries that serve local veterans and their families. There are group meetings for veterans and an ongoing outreach that makes care packages and visits with veterans at the Long Beach VA Medical Center. 

Fellowship Groups 

Fellowship groups discuss life experiences, veteran's issues and have Bible study. Everything discussed in a group is confidential. Often times only another veteran can relate to and understand what a veteran has to share. We provide one another with hope, encouragement and comradery through Jesus Christ. 

"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." Proverbs 27:17


Veterans Fellowship for men: Contact Raymond for more details (714) 932-5750 raymond@veteransministry.com, Wed 7PM in the Green Room behind the Worship Center


Veterans Fellowship for women: contact Eldonna for more details at (310) 591-9803 eldonna@veteransministry.com, Wed 7PM in the Green Room behind the Worship Center.



Saddleback Church
"Green Room"
1 Saddleback Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA 92630







Outreach

Outreach & Care Packages: Visiting veterans and providing care packages for hospitalized veterans at the VA Long Beach hospital. Donations are welcome and volunteers are appreciated. Visit the Serving Others page for more information.

VA Benefits Assistance: Service Officers are trained to assist veterans with VA disability claims. There are no fees for this service and information about other VA benefits can be provided. 



Additional Community Services

The PEACE Center offers additional resources and assistance to families and is located in Lake Forest. Military service is not required to receive these services.
  • Financial Counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • Health Clinic and public health nurse
  • Legal Aid
  • Medical Services Initiative (MSI) application processing
  • ESL - English as a second language class
  • Support Groups for health and relational support 
  • Homework Club/Tutoring
  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Adoption Exploration and Assistance
  • And more...

For the Peace Center call (949) 609-8111 or email peacecenter@saddleback.com



Facts and Figures:

In Orange County, 1 of out every 4 homeless persons is a veteran. In L.A. County, 1 out of every 3 homeless persons is a veteran. Between 2,000 to 4,000 homeless persons in Orange County are veterans. It is estimated that every day, 22 veterans commit suicide in the United States.

The Veterans Administration estimates that nearly 200,000 veterans are homeless on any given night. Nearly 400,000 experience homelessness over the course of a year. Veterans need a coordinated effort that provides secure housing and nutritional meals; essential physical health care, substance abuse aftercare and mental health counseling; personal development and empowerment. Veterans also need job assessment, training and placement assistance. 

"A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken." Ecclesiastes 4:12