Service Times: 9:00 & 10:45 AM (English)
12:45 PM & 6:00 PM (Español)
What a joy it is to introduce you to our church! You’ll discover that our passion is to provide a place where people just like you can have a life-changing experience with God.
At Ocean View Church, our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. What people usually notice first about us is the family nature of our ministry. Our goal is to infuse life and God’s love into people and families through engaging, powerful worship services that offer biblical truth in relevant and practical ways.
It won’t take you long to discover that we’re more than just a normal Sunday church. We strive to develop authentic enduring relationships with others through Life Groups, you’ll be glad to know there are opportunities to join a group all the time.
Together, we’re striving to become the kind of church described in the Bible, where there’s relevant teaching, heartfelt worship, honest friendships, constant prayer, and compassionate care for those in need. In short, we’d like to have the kind of contagious Christianity that can influence and encourage the entire South Bay community, one life at a time.
So whether you’re a spiritual seeker who’s just starting to ask questions about God, or a committed Christian who wants to sink the roots of your faith even deeper, you can find a home here at Ocean View Church.
We believe the Holy Bible was written by men supernaturally inspired by God.
We believe there is one, and only one, living and true God.
We believe the Holy Spirit is a divine person; equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature.
We believe Satan was once holy, and enjoyed heavenly honors; but he fell and after him a host of angels.
We believe in the Genesis account of creation, and that it is to be accepted literally, and not allegorically or figuratively.
We believe man was created in innocence, but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy state.
We believe Jesus Christ was born of the Holy Spirit, in a miraculous manner of Mary, a virgin.
We believe that the salvation of sinners is by grace through Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be born again; that the new birth is a new creation in Christ Jesus.
We believe that Christ rose bodily the third day.
The command to give the Gospel to the world is clear and unmistakable and this Commission was given to the churches.
Scriptural giving is one of the fundamentals of the faith, and we believe tithing is for today.
BIBLICAL AUTHORITY We believe the Scriptures to be the inspired Word of God and our final authority for all Christian faith and life.
WORSHIP We are committed to expressing our love to God in all that we say, think, and do because He is worthy of all honor and praise.
PRAYER We pray depending on God with confidence and expectance. We believe that prayer is the decisive blow in spiritual warfare, and ministry is the act of harvesting the results.
DISCIPLESHIP Evangelism – We strive to reach the lost, unchurched, irreligious, disillusioned, and skeptical with the gospel of Jesus Christ so they will see, hear, and understand what it means to be a child of the Living God. Edification – We lead believers into a deeper personal walk with God through worship, prayer, Biblical instruction, and ministry involvement. Equipping – We seek to multiply ourselves by mobilizing competent, surrendered, and Christ-centered champions to minister the Word of God to the world.
AUTHENTIC AND LOVING RELATIONSHIPS Compassion and Caring – We love unconditionally, listen with sensitivity, and assist the poor, sick, unlearned, addicted, lonely, helpless, and hurting. Community – We believe accountability, a sense of belonging, personal care, and spiritual growth happen best with relationally connected believers.
CULTURAL RELEVANCE Practical Teaching – We focus on addressing the needs of people in ways they consider "helpful." We adapt our ministry to current needs and trends in American life, without compromising Biblical absolutes. Diversity – We celebrate the differences found in the South Bay and are a church for all peoples.
MISSIONS We believe that every believer is called into full time ministry by God and we are intent on taking the Gospel of Christ across the street and around the world.
As the Lead Pastor of OVC, Steve provides leadership and guidance for the church as God leads him with the greater vision.
Over the years Steve has pastored in all areas of ministry and with all ages. Steve is a passionate Bible teacher and disciple maker at heart. He is a master at delivering dynamic and creative illustrations along with memorable power statements and catch phrases.
He and his wife Christa have personally discipled close to 50 full-time missionaries, pastors and vocational ministers. He has served on multiple ministry boards including missions, youth, sports outreach, and church leadership organizations.
Steve became the Lead Pastor at OVC in 2015 after having been the Executive Pastor for 7 years. His wife serves as the Executive Director of Ministries at OVC, her deep love of Jesus (who is the Word) overflows in the ministries and leadership she oversees, and the women she is privileged to disciple, love and minister with at OVC. Christa also enjoys serving alongside the LifeWay Women's Event Team as they minister and equip women in leadership and the church all over the globe.
They have two sons and a daughter in-law. Nathan and Ryan are both serving the Lord in full-time ministry work. Savanna, the newest member of the family is investing in the next generation as a High School Biology teacher.
His five loves are: 1. Serving his Lord 2. Loving his wife 3. Celebrating his family 4. Fishing for men 5. Fishing for fish.