ShoreLife Church began in 1988 when God put it on the heart of David Reynolds and the leadership of his home church, Bethany Church of Long Beach, to plant a new church in the Huntington Beach community. The vision was to start a church with the sole purpose of reaching the families of Huntington Beach to help them “Find and Follow Jesus Christ”.
From that point, David prayerfully put together a team of committed people to come with him to Huntington Beach and begin this new ministry. In 1990, ShoreLife Church opened its doors with its first worship service and has continued to grow ever since. From the beginning, God has blessed ShoreLife with countless people being reached for Christ. He has also blessed ShoreLife with the opportunity to plant three new churches: Canyon Hill Church in Aliso Viejo, CoastLife Church in San Luis Obispo, and God’s House in Huntington Beach.
Ten years later, Pastor David Reynolds left ShoreLife to follow God’s call to a new ministry in Vancouver, WA and in 1999, Dr. Brent Strawsburg joined ShoreLife Church as the new Lead Pastor. God gifted Pastor Brent with the ability to teach God’s word in a way that deeply impacted the lives of everyone. Under Pastor Brent’s leadership, God continued to bless ShoreLife Church as more and more people learned what it meant to “Find and Follow Jesus Christ”
In September of 2007, Pastor Andrew Garland joined the leadership of ShoreLife Church as Associate Pastor. His background and education which includes Theatre Arts and Christian Education along with his passion for people and forward movement in Christ proved him to be the right guy for the job. In November of 2012, Dr. Brent Strawsburg retired from his position as lead pastor of ShoreLife and in May of 2014, Pastor Andrew filled the position.