OUR STORY

We are a Christian church who desires to be a community of people defined by our love for God and love for our community. Whether you are curious about God, exploring Christianity, or wanting to mature in your existing relationship with God, we invite you to attend one of our practical teaching series on the weekend. Feel free to bring your friends with you!

In 2008, Pastor Andy’s family, along with three other families, moved together from across the country to start South Bay Church. They were propelled by a vision to start a church that communicated the timeless truths of Scripture in a way that could be practically applied and understood, even for those who felt irreligious and far from God. From the beginning, South Bay Church has envisioned becoming a church that would impact Silicon Valley with such a love and kindness that our city would be sad to see us leave.

So why Silicon Valley? We wanted to start a church in a place that celebrated diversity and had potential to impact the rest of the world, resources and technology to expand the message of the love of God, and very few people who regularly attended church.

South Bay Church officially launched in February of 2009. We began meeting at Don Callejon Elementary School in Santa Clara.  After three years, we outgrew the school and moved into the building that is now the North San Jose Campus.

South Bay Church has continued to grow and in February of 2014 we launched a second campus in Sunnyvale. We will continue to start new churches and more regional campuses as God leads.

At South Bay Church,  we strive to make an impact inside and outside our doors.  We do this with four strategic values that we like to call our Fantastic Four:

  1. WEEKEND EXPERIENCE: We place high value creating excellent environments for worship and teaching of the Word of God to anyone who walks through our doors on a given weekend. We currently have three campuses with the same weekend experience: North San Jose , Sunnyvale & South San Jose.

  1. LIFE GROUPS: We place high value on small group environments where spiritual formation can happen in the context of friendship and shared interests. We believe that this is the best way to connect, grow, and serve while building community.

  1. FAMILY MINISTRY: We place high value on age-appropriate ministry where the family and the church systems work together to invest in and equip the next generation. We believe that the partnership between the home and the church makes the greatest impact in a child’s life. We have two primary Ministries: BayKids (for children 6 weeks – 5th grade) and Ignite (for students 6th – 12th grade).

  1. GLOBAL & LOCAL OUTREACH: We place high value on reaching people far from God and becoming externally focused by serving the Church, community, and world. We do this by renovating local schools and serving at city events; planting churches in unreached cities across North America; and by building partners globally in countries like Ethiopia, Nicaragua, and Brazil.

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