Jesus Driven is a non-profit mission that provides car repair and other services to low-income individuals/families. Our goal is to love and serve others, just as Christ has done for us, all while striving to fulfill the Great Commission by sharing the Gospel with as many of our clients as possible.
God laid it on George and Amber Gabrielson’s hearts to start Jesus Driven in June of 2018. When they first started, it was a part-time after work operation. Amber met with clients, applied for grants, and handled insurance. George worked on and towed the vehicles. In the first year, they repaired 36 vehicles out of their home garage.
After the first year, God started pushing the Gabrielsons yet again. As a result, they started fundraising in June of 2019 in order to raise the funds necessary for George to leave his full-time engineering job and run Jesus Driven full-time. They also began looking for a shop to rent since it was clear that they had outgrown the garage at their house.
In November of 2019, George transitioned into running Jesus Driven full-time. He was now responsible for all of the client meetings, bookkeeping, fundraising, vehicle repairs, towing, and whatever else comes up. Amber applied for grants, ran Bible studies, and helped in any other way that she could!
In January of 2020, we moved out of the Gabrielson’s garage, and into a shop with plenty of space inside and out. We also began filing for nonprofit status with the IRS.
In September of 2020, not only was our nonprofit paperwork approved, but we were also able to buy a 2 post lift. God is so good!
God is always working and in April of 2022 Amber joined Jesus Driven’s staff as the newest employee. Amber now meets with clients and helps George with administrative duties.
As we move forward, our goal is to repair 120 cars per year! Our biggest challenge with this goal is raising the necessary funds to be able to keep serving “the least of these” in our community. If you are interested in helping us continue to serve this community, check out our Give page!