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What is the Hacienda?

Established in 1995, The Hacienda remains committed to its foundational principle of “Restoring people to useful lives”. Men come to the campus to rebuild their lives in transition after prison release, to end alcohol and substance abuse, gang affiliations, domestic violence, self-destructive patterns and homelessness. There is never any charge to participate in this program. Men accepted into the program must exhibit a strong desire for positive change by committing themselves to this one-year, live- in, supervised program (Phase I). Daily schedules include participation in assigned  job-training activities, Bible study and Christian discipleship training. After completing Phase I, graduates may opt to enter Phase II and remain on campus up to one additional year for assistance and accountability in securing employment, transportation & housing; financial counseling; probation compliance; personal counseling, and general preparation for independent living. The Hacienda is recognized by Municipal and Superior Courts of Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange Counties (as well as probation) as a faith-based, alternative sentencing program. Anger Management & Domestic Violence classes are available. 

About the Hacienda

"The Hacienda is where men are restored mentally, physically and spiritually. As a result, they become pillars within their families, churches and communities." Pastor Roger Rodriguez, Director of Administration -  Hacienda Christian Life Campus


Program provided at no charge
Lives & families restored
Leadership training
GED opportunity available during Phase II of the program
Job skills
One on one personal counseling
Anger Management & Domestic Violence classes available
Supportive community environment


“My wife Carolyn and I began working with men released from prison almost 25years ago. We continue to marvel at the success of The Hacienda’s faith-based program and the thousands of men it has served. As program principals are applied in their lives, we see a change in character that positively impacts not only the men, but their families as well. With the addition of the Phase II option in the program, we see tremendous results in the lives of those men needing more time to leave the program confident and well prepared to re-enter society as productive, contributing members.”

- Pator Garland Gauthier, Founder & CEO of the Hacienda – Presbyter, Riverside Section - Assemblies of God

“I went from always being on the losing end of life, including crime & prison, to a new way of thinking. Now, thanks to God, I have peace, a great career, a wife, a home…everything!”
- Andrew Garcia, Hacienda graduate, 1999

“I sincerely believe in the work of The Hacienda program. It creates changes in the lives of the participants that bless families, the community and future generations.”
- JoAnn Gordon Culberson, Warden (Ret.) – California Rehabilitation Center, Norco, CA.

“The Hacienda is a Divine intervention... God’s hand extended in the restoration of my son.”
- Linda Lail, mother of Hacienda graduate


Administrative Director Roger Rodriguez

Pastor Roger is a retired Police Detective with over 30 years of law enforcement experience as a Military Police Officer (USMC), and as a member of the Perris and Escondido police departments.  His extensive law enforcement background includes expertise in narcotics, gangs and crimes of violence. He continues his community service as a member of the Perris and Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s station Cops and Clergy program. His credentials in law enforcement, combined with a pastor’s heart, culminate in powerful leadership of The Hacienda program.

Board Of Directors

Founder & CEO of The Hacienda
Presbyter, Riverside Section - Assemblies of God

Former Director of World Missions – Assemblies of God
Former Board Member of Teen Challenge
Degree in Economics

Former Administrative Director of The Hacienda
Former Administrative Director of The Old Town Mission - Verde Valley, AZ

Director of Administration of The Hacienda
Retired Police Detective

Warden (Ret.), CA Rehabilitation Ctr. - Norco, CA

Administrative Director – God’s Helping Hand
Business Consultant
Systems Operation Development

SUSAN GAMBLE (Secretary To The Board)
Executive Management & Administration


Hacienda Christian Life Campus:
1040 Tepee Lane,
Perris, California 92570

Do you know someone who could benefit from the Hacienda program?
Please call (951) 657-3041 for more information.


(951) 657-0426

Hacienda Brochure

Hacienda Application Brochure

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