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WHO WE ARE

Phil and Jen Wood planted Redemption Church in Costa Mesa on October 2, 2011 with the support and collaboration of Rockharbor Church as a part of their 2 + 1 church planting campaign. At the heart of the church, there has always been a dream to not simply host a gathering on Sundays, but rather to see people’s lives as well as entire communities transformed by the power of the living God who is among us.

We believe that the good news of Jesus (called the gospel in the Scripture) is the declaration that through the death and resurrection of Jesus, God is making a new kind of world. We believe God has invited us to experience the transforming power of His self-giving love for us so that we can join him in living out that self-giving love for the healing of this world around us. What that means is that church is not simply a gathering, a philosophy, a club, a building, or a belief system – the church is a community of people who have experienced this good news of Jesus and who are committed to living out and embodying that way of Jesus in our everyday lives. The church is a people. We are the church.

STAFF

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    PHIL WOOD

    Co-Founder & Lead Pastor
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    KIANA MAXSON

    Worship Director
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    NOLAN KIM

    Church Planting Resident

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    JEN WOOD

    Co-Founder
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    ERICA NARGIZIAN

    Kids’ Ministry Director
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    CHRISTINE NOLF

    Associate Pastor

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    TYLER SPILLMAN

    Middle School Director
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WHAT WE BELIEVE

At Redemption, we believe that God made the world good, but that humanity introduced sin and corrupted the creation. God sent Jesus to give himself as a sacrifice for our sins, reconcile us to God, and return humanity and the world to the original intentions that God designed us for.

As such, we affirm the historic orthodox Christian creeds (Apostles Creed and Nicene Creed) as well as the Evangelical Statement of Faith (as adopted by the National Association of Evangelicals):

We recognize that we don’t have it all together, that we aren’t perfect, and that our spirituality is a never-ending journey.  Therefore, as a community, our desire is the imperfect pursuit of embodying the way of Jesus together.   To truly understand what we believe as a community, we invite you to live among us for awhile, as our beliefs can’t be separated from our day-to-day practice.

We are a Christian Independent Evangelical Church. (To better understand what Evangelical means, click here to view the Evangelical Manifesto, which we affirm as a church.)

As a Christian Independent Evangelical Church, we are not part of a formal Christian denomination. However, we are in partnership and relationship with a network of other evangelical churches and organizations committed to living out our faith together.