History & Growth

Flood was born out of a Saturday night alternative worship service at Jesus Shack called Celebration. A small group from the Bridge Bible Church began attending monthly in October 2006 and assumed leadership in December 2006. The group transitioned the ministry from simply an alternative worship service to building individual relationships and meeting the needs of the deeply impoverished.  In 2008 Flood Bakersfield Ministries, a separate 501(c) (3) corporation, was created to provide quality outreach to the homeless and supportive services to stabilize those housed.

Flood is part of the Kern County Homeless Collaborative and fulfills an important role within the collaborative.  Flood uniquely partners with Law Enforcement, City and County Code Enforcement and Cal Trans responding to homelessness. Flood is now partnering with Dignity Health in an effort to prevent homeless patients from being discharged back into homelessness but instead provide a clear path to permanent supportive housing.

Flood Bakersfield Ministries is well known and trusted within the City of Bakersfield and County of Kern homeless population.