We are focussed on living out our God given marching orders to love everyone always across the street and around the world. We are dedicated to serving regularly with our local and global partnerships. Everyone is invited to jump in!


Franklin School Lunch & Learns

Upcoming Times:

Sunday, August 5th at 11:30am after church at The Luke

Sunday, September 16th at 12pm after church at The Loft


Come to one of these lunches to learn how to be a part of the Reading and Mentorship Volunteer Programs at Franklin Elementary School! This is the fastest growing community outreach opportunity at Oceanhills and we have been celebrating the formation of many meaningful and impactful relationships between our volunteers and students. As research continues to prove that literacy and stable, healthy adult role models changes the trajectory of kids lives, we are continuing to stay committed to loving and learning alongside these awesome students! 

Monthly Meal Share with Our Friends Without Homes

The 2nd Thursday Every Month 6:15-7:30pm

Alameda Park, Santa Barbara



Bring food, serve dinner, share company. Are you finding yourself confused in response to the amount of people experiencing homelessness in Santa Barbara? Who's job is it to help? The tax payer? The church? The non-profit? Am I enabling someone if I give them a handout? Is it safe to converse with someone on the streets?

If you are generous with the hungry and start giving yourselves to the down and out, your lives will begin to glow in the darkness, your shadowed lives will be bathed in sunlight. -Isaiah 58:10 (MSG)

This partnership with Doctors Without Walls, C3H, SB ACT, & Westmont is a regular opportunity to enter into the other side of Santa Barbara's postcard at the most basic level - bringing food to those in need. Jesus wasn't stopped by political or social persuasions when it came to loving those in need. Take a leap of faith by bringing a meal to the park, and see how God speaks to you! 

Meet at the gazebo at Alameda Park at 6:15pm- look for the Oceanhills sign. Sign up to receive more information and participate in the meal share!

Franklin School Mentoring Program

September-June, One hour once a week

Franklin Elementary School, Santa Barbara



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Spend regular quality time with a student from Franklin Elementary School who will benefit from extra hours with a caring adult. This is a great way to influence a developing child just by welcoming them into the health, stability, and fun of your regular daily life. Scholars estimate the gospels represented about a third of Jesus' life- what were the other two thirds like? Perhaps just hours and hours of him living his regular life with his disciples by his side.

Some of the students in this mentorship program have wonderful parents who are simply working long hours to keep a roof over their families head and put food on the table. Franklin's principle has noted this program as one of the biggest game-changers in their community and they want more and more kids to have access to loving relationships with adults who care.

When we take the time to show these kids they matter, they believe it. And we have witnessed the behavioral and academic changes in these kids to prove it. Across the board, our volunteers are saying they're witnessing great changes in their mentees, but even greater changes in their own hearts due to the honor of knowing these amazing kids!

Franklin School Reading Program

September-June, One hour once a week.

Franklin Elementary School, Santa Barbara



Read to second language learners in grades K-2 for one hour once a week. Did you know that 2 out of 3 of students who cannot read proficiently by the 4th grade will end up in jail or on welfare? Did you know that 1 out of 4 kids in America will grow up without learning to read? Did you know that children who don't learn how to read proficiently by the 4th grade are most likely to drop out of school?

This matters.

Oceanhills is partnering with Franklin Elementary School, located less than a mile from where we worship on Sunday mornings, to show them that these students matter, that we care about them, and that we won't stand by and let scary literacy statistics become a reality.

Team World Vision

LA Marathon, Half Marathon, & Century for Clean Water

Spring 2019

Los Angeles, CA



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In 2012, our church said "yes" to running the LA Marathon for the first time in support of raising money for women and children in the DR Congo to have access to clean water. In 2018, over 130 of us ran/walked in the LA Half & Full Marathon or rode 100 miles from Santa Barbara Pier to Santa Monica Pier and raised over $250K providing clean water for over 4,000 people in the DR Congo. Year after year, leaders from our church visit the DR Congo with Team World Vision to better understand the needs of the people and to witness the progress that the impact of our work is making on their livelihood. We want to see the clean water crisis end in our lifetime and we are well on our way. Will you join us in partnering with Team World Vision? It just takes $50 to bring clean water to one person! Sign up to run, walk, or ride.

Serve The City Day

February 23, 2019

Santa Barbara, CA




We love taking one day every year to gather all over the city and serve in places there is a greater need. It inspires us to serve regularly and reminds us of the impact we are capable of making when we work together. Serve with us!

Santa Barbara Junior High: Landscape

Uffizi Street Outreach: Deliver socks to friends without homes

Covenant Kids Congo: Write encouraging letters to those struggling.

Franklin Elementary School: Landscape

International Students, Inc. (ISI): Thanksgiving Dinner

Habitat for Humanity: Re-Store Clean-Up

Habitat for Humanity: Playhouse Build

The Samarkand: Elderly Support

Noah's Anchorage Youth Crisis Center: Holiday Celebration Support

East Beach: Beach Clean-Up

Milpas Street Laundromat: Community Laundry 

Transition House: Crafts & Cookie Baking

Backyard Bounty: Harvest for Food Bank



Daniel (DJ) Johnsen

Director of Compassion, Mercy, & Justice:

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