Our motto is simple: Love Everyone Always!
Our mission is simple: More wholehearted followers of Jesus. We are an intergenerational community of ordinary people desiring to live extraordinary lives. We are committed to bring heaven to earth – one life, one family, & one opportunity at a time.
We are a community of people learning to become self-initiating, reproducing, wholehearted followers of Jesus. We are imperfect, in process, & in it together.
Come as you are! At Oceanhills we like to say, “no perfect people allowed.” We are a one of a kind, unusual, and accepting community of everyday people who are figuring out how to love God and how to love everyone always by following the life and teachings of Jesus. We embrace the messiness of real life, seek to help each other grow in grace despite our differences, and are a Jesus centered church – not an issue centered church. We also value relationships over rules, so we don’t tell our people how to vote or guilt them into giving. We don’t think we are the perfect church, but we do think we are different from most churches. Come join us on a Sunday – all are welcome, everyone is invited!
Oceanhills is a Covenant Church in Santa Barbara, CA founded in 1998 by our lead Pastor, Dr. Jon Ireland. We meet regularly on Sundays at The Marjorie Luke Theatre. We also love to take church out into the community and do Church At The Beach three times a year during the summer, Church At The Zoo on Thanksgiving Sunday, & Church Under The Stars at The Fess Parker Rotunda on Christmas Eve.
We are committed to the 3C Strategy. We are committed to following Christ. We are committed to doing life together in Community. And we are committed to living out the Cause of Christ. We are a part of a larger family of churches called the Evangelical Covenant Church. Our beliefs are consistent with the Evangelical Covenant Church which you can read below.