An Update From our Superintendent

Leadership Transitions at TIU and the EFCA

See the following update regarding leadership transitions at Trinity International University and the Evangelical Free Church of America. Read more.

Join us at KINETIC 2024

RAGNAR Volunteers Needed

April 12-13, 2024


The EFCA West RAGNAR team has been busy preparing to run this 208-mile course in So. California. We are still in need of three volunteers to help out with aspects of the race. If you can help, please contact Xochitl Cachon.

History, Theology & Polity Course

March 19-20 | Minneapolis, MN

The EFCA History, Theology and Polity course is considered the baseline for any/all credentials in the EFCA. If one desires to minister in the EFCA and be licensed and eventually receive their Certificate of Ordination or Certificate of Christian Ministry, this material is mandatory. Join live or on-line.

Learn more.

Church Planter and Wife Retreat

June 17-20 | Minneapolis, MN

Church planters and their wives are among the most committed, motivated and tireless workers in God's Kingdom. This retreat is intended to be a valuable time for couples to get away to connect with Jesus, each other and fellow church planting couples. 

Learn more.

Challenge Conference

July 1-5 | Kansas City, MO

This summer, thousands of teens (7th-12th grade) will meet in Kansas City for a week of worship, teaching, recreation and service. Early-bird pricing ends March 14. Learn more.

Have We Taken the Fun Out of Being a Board Member?

In this month's article, Bob Osborne provides some helpful hints and discussion ideas that can make the work of church elders and board members more rewarding, less tedious, and more fun, so as to help people so see and experience the work as the "noble task" that is truly is.

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TEDS: A Conversation With Pastors About Faith Formation

Theories abound about why children grow up and leave the church, but one that no one seems to spend much time on is the idea that, with good intentions, the church squanders the years when a child is interested in learning to belong, filling those years instead with entertainment, childcare, or age-segregated learning environments, which, although helpful, are no replacement for worship among the people of God.

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From Police Officer to Church Planter - How God called one EFCA West pastor out of the squad car and into the pulpit. 

“No matter what we do for a paycheck, as believers, we’re all called to make disciples who make disciples. Our whole life is ministry. It’s not just being a pastor or a professional missionary. God used me in some cool ways as a police officer to expand His kingdom.” Dave Collins

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Training Leaders International (TLI)

Twenty pastors & leaders from our churches (Hemet, Redlands, Ontario) attended a 16 hour training on how to interpret and teach prophecy from the Book of Isaiah.

If you'd like to know more about our All People Ministry, please contact Alex Rivero.

Train the Trainer Comes to So. California

EFCA West along with eight others from around the country spent 3 days in training and are now licensed with Train the Trainer to Plant Cohorts and Cultivate Cohorts

with our established churches. To learn more about church planting in EFCA West, please contact Dean Mayeda.

Welcome to the EFCA West Family!

Bethany Bible Fellowship & The Promise Church

13431 Edwards St.

Westminster, CA 92683

Lead Pastor: Jared Burke

3936 Chestnut St.

Riverside, CA 92501

Lead Pastor: Roy Shinn

Congratulations on obtaining your EFCA Credential!

Ministry License Expedited

David Tapia


The Bridge Church

Newbury Park CA

Ministry License Expedited

David Welch

Lead Pastor

Rocky Hill Community Church

Exeter CA

Ministry License Expedited

Katie Dudgeon

Dir. of Strategic Ministry

EFCA West Team

Ministry License: 5yr Non-Renewable

David Blevins

Pastor of Care & Outreach

Dove Creek Bible Church

Bakersfield CA

Ministry License: 5yr Non-Renewable

Michael L. Wilson

Associate Pastor

Ridgeview Hope Church

Pleasanton CA

Ministry License: 5yr Non-Renewable

Donovan Mitchell

Youth Director

Faith Community Church

Fillmore CA

Regional Gatherings are a great way to get connected! All Regional Gatherings are open to senior pastors, associate staff, lay leaders and elders.

Bring your staff team with you!

Arizona (Central & Northern)

Contact: Bob Fox

Arizona (Southern)

Next Meeting: March 14 at 9AM

Contact: Dave Collins

Central Coast

Contact: Robert Campbell

Central Coast español

Contact: Alex Rivero

Central Valley

Next Meeting: Feb 27 at 11AM

Contact: Tim Johnson

East Bay (Western District)

Next Meeting: June 5 at 11AM

Contact: Matt Moore

Inland Empire

Next Meeting: Mar 20 10:30AM

Contact: Willie Behrends

Los Angeles

Contact: Jackie Austel

New Mexico (Albuquerque)

Contact: Tim Jacobs

Orange County

Next Meeting: Mar 12 at 11:30AM

Contact: Mike McKay

Riverside/San Bernardino español

Contact: Joel Orozco

Santa Clarita

Contact: Steve Jackson


Contact: Bob Osborne


Next Meeting: Mar 19 10:30AM

Contact: Scott McKinney

Thank you for your support

To give by check please make the check payable to:

EFCA West Partnership Fund

901 E. 78th Street

Minneapolis, MN 55420



2024 Theology Conference Resources

Watch all of the main sessions and breakouts from this year's EFCA Theology Conference. Watch now.

Help your congregation get to know the EFCA (history, beliefs, ministries, events, etc.) by ordering copies of the "This is the EFCA" booklet for your church. Order now.

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