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.
Pastor David Reynolds left ShoreLife in 1998 to follow God’s call to a new ministry in Vancouver, WA. In 1999, Dr. Brent Strawsburg joined ShoreLife Church as our new Lead Pastor. God has gifted Pastor Brent with the ability to teach God’s word in a way that deeply impacts the lives of everyone. Under Pastor Brent’s leadership, God continues to bless ShoreLife Church as more and more people learn what it means to “Find and Follow Jesus Christ”.