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About us

Gold Creek Center

Hallelujah Prayer Center USA

    For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)


    Gold Creek Retreat and Convention Center was established in California as a supporting facility of Non-profit religious corporation, Hallelujah Prayer Center USA. It seeks to follow love of Jesus Christ through supporting the churches and communities to glorify His name.


    The purpose of its existence is to continue and pursue ministry of Jesus Christ as a savior through carrying out evangelical teaching and serving nations as a servant of God by helping homeless, special needs children, seniors, and youth.

    Gold Creek Retreat and Convention Center property is occupied by 26 single-story buildings. The ±270 acre pastoral site includes a swimming pool, athletic field, gym, outdoor basketball court, playgrounds, a small bridge,  an old reservoir and an old small dam.

    This beautiful setting is a former residence of legendary filmmaker Cecil B. -DeMille, and the facility is dotted with artifacts from his celebrated career, such as the main gate and the Stone House, the gates were used in DeMille’s masterpiece “The Ten Commandments.” In 1963, the DeMille Trust bequeathed Hathaway the asset and for many years was known as Hathaway Children’s Village, aresidential facility for troubled children.


    In 2010 Nov., Hallelujah Prayer Center took over the property and named it Gold Creek Center. Currently, the property runs as camp, retreat, recreation and for worship services. 

Stone House

In 1920, the Stone House was constructed by Cecil B. DeMille (legendary filmmaker). By 1928, the subject site appeared to be occupied by five to six structures and an orchard in the northern portion. This was Cecil B. DeMille’s ranch. The facility is dotted with artifacts from his celebrated career, such as the main gate and the Stone House, the gates and wheels on stone house were used in DeMille’s masterpiece “The Ten Commandments.” The movie Ben-hur was inspired by the Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments (1956). The heroic figure of Charlton Heston were commissioned to play the lead role in both films. The Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments is often considered together with William Wyler's Ben-Hur.

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