“We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, His power and the

wonders He has done.” Psalm 78:4


1960’s – 1980’s

Glenn Weslander was a spiritual father and mentor to Mike and Mary Ann Solodon. Glen began the Juvenile Hall Ministry in Santa Barbara County in the early 1960’s at La Posada juvenile facility.


Mike and Mary Ann came alongside Glen in the 1980’s to learn from a great man of God. Glen taught by example how to walk in humility, how to effectively preach the Gospel with power, and how to earnestly pray for the young people by name. We learned the valuable lesson that only the Word of God can change a person’s heart and that love never fails.


In 1985, the Solodons eagerly accepted the Juvenile Hall Ministry from Glen. Mike began to develop teams to bring hope and a fresh perspective into these young hearts and minds. God’s heart for this ministry drew people from various churches for all the right reasons.



The ministry was renamed to – The JUVY Project – Jesus Unleashing Victorious Youth.




2020 marks 35 years of ministry for The JUVY Project. Hundreds, if not thousands, of lives have experienced the transformational love of Jesus through the preaching of the Word, personal prayer, prophetic insight, distribution of Bibles, home meetings, and community service projects.


The JUVY Project has helped so many young people dedicate their lives to Jesus Christ and are now continuing to help their families grow in the Kingdom of God.


There are multiple on-going ministries changing lives right now, learn more here home.




God has promised us a home. We believe His promises. So here’s our plan…


To acquire a Commercial space – a fixer upper – that embodies these important attributes:

  • Safe place – a  place to rest
  • Training center – a place to learn and grow
  • Worship center – a place to sing and play
  • Homelike Atmosphere – a place you are welcomed

Ways to help

Our Mission Statement:

The JUVY Project exists to minister to incarcerated and troubled young people by bringing hope, strength, and freedom through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Vision Statement:

We are the church on the move that ministers as positive role models to a community of young people transitioning out of gangs, incarceration, drug and alcohol use, homelessness and hopelessness. We are mentoring each individual in basic living skills as he/she is given the opportunity to enter into a brand new life and identity in Jesus Christ.

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21