Progressive ~ Traditional ~ Open to All

Our History

How it all started...

The church was organized in 1953 in a building located at Anacapa and Catalina.  Later that year the current church property at 291 Anacapa Drive was purchased.
  • 1954 - military barracks were moved in to serve as a temporary sanctuary and meeting place.
  • 1956 - the first unit that contained the sanctuary and offices were completed.  It is now the uncarpeted area of Brooks Hall, the kitchen, the youth center and library.
  • 1961 - additional land was purchased for the construction of Neish Hall.  That building is now our education unit.
  • 1971 - the parsonage was built using volunteer workers.
  • 1975 - construction of the new sanctuary building was completed in ten months using mostly volunteer workers.  During the following year, the 22-rank Schantz pipe organ was installed to complete the construction.
  • 1979 - an addition to the first unit was constructed.  That addition is now the balance of Brooks Hall and Howald Parlor.
  • 1989 - adjoining property on Anacapa was purchased for use in possible future expansion.
  • 1996 - an Information Station and fellowship patio were constructed, our youth center was created and entry steps to our beautiful sanctuary patio were added.
  • 2000 - we transformed our parsonage into "Mission House."  Our Mission is to serve our church and community with this 3400 square foot facility.
  • 2003 - we celebrated our 50th Anniversary.
  • 2004 - our parking lot was redesigned and renovated.
  • 2006 - our rental house on Anacapa Drive was torn down and the area made into "Friendship Garden" which consists of an outdoor chapel with open cathedral beams and a meditation labyrinth nestled in a lovely 11,000 square foot garden in the midst of lush lawn, trees and flowers.
  • 2009, an addition was started to the existing Mission House garage transforming it into a large assembly room to accommodate 150.

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together a 9:15 am.