The congregation is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2023.
Pacific District Conference
Forrest Jenan – Lead Pastor
Kelly Thomas – Executive Pastor
Ari Parsons – Hospitality Pastor
Jordan Brokaw – Communications Pastor
Lauren Riddle – Kid’s Pastor
Jason Morones – Next Steps Pastor
David Helm – Worship and Media Pastor
Josh Flora – Student Pastor
Santiago Lopez – Facilities Manager
Kate Gibson-Cates – Office Manager
Heather Stafford – Finance Manager
Stephanie Benthin – Missional Strategist
Shellie Bowman – Mission Strategist
Jackie Niehus – Kid’s Coordinator
Alesa Hefner – Kid’s Host
Our congregation in three words: Jesus, Community, FOR
An interesting or unique about the history of Neighborhood Church: We started as something of an accident. Founders Bob and Lucille Willems didn’t set out to plant a church. They wanted to provide a program for neighborhood kids to learn about Jesus and Neighborhood Church was the result.
How we can pray for Neighborhood Church: Pray as we step out into new territory to grow our capacity to add value to our city.
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Neighborhood Church in pictures
For too long, the church has been known for what it’s against. Neighborhood Church wants to be known for what they are for. NC is FOR Visalia.
Jesus is the center of our faith. NC loves gathering each Sunday to worship across three services.
NC loves helping its community go public with their decision to follow Jesus through baptism.
Because community is the center of our life, we love to host parties and events for our city.
Kids are a huge part of the Neighborhood Church family. We want to help the next gen win.
Neighborhood Church exists to inspire people wherever they are to live like Jesus wherever they go. Every Sunday is an opportunity to make new friends and create space for others.
This article has been posted by Christian Leader staff. The Christian Leader is the magazine of U.S. Mennonite Brethren.