OUR JOURNEY

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Our journey as a church began Easter Sunday 2004 with a baptism in the Pacific Ocean of 21 people. A glorious way to start a life-giving church.

The journey of our pastors began in 1985 when Mark & Cheryl met at the San Luis Obispo Vineyard church, fell in love, got married, and started a family. After working as a carpenter and then as a public school teacher, Mark joined the staff of the SLO church to help plant the Five Cities Vineyard church, where he became senior pastor in 1992. After establishing a thriving, growing church, Mark & Cheryl moved their family to the Midwest to establish another Vineyard church in the inner city. It was there, going door-to-door in the projects week after week, that Mark & Cheryl’s love for the poor and broken grew.

In 2002, Mark & Cheryl returned to the Central Coast with a fresh vision to establish a regional church and apostolic center that was wholehearted, relational, and missional. Shortly thereafter, they visited Iris Ministries in Mozambique and Everyday Church was birthed. About this time Mark and a team also established a house of prayer, and Mark wrote his first book now called Kingdom Churches.

As a people, our heart has always been to see God’s kingdom come to the Central Coast. Since Everyday Church’s beginning we have sought God for His strategy to do our part to win our region to Christ and to impact nations. Our call to be a regional church and to be an apostolic center has led us to embrace the vision of being a local and global movement. Something good is happening! And we invite you to consider journeying with us so our story can unfold together.