Who We Are

We are a diverse church that strives to be more like Jesus by reaching our homes, our communities, and our world with the love of Christ.

WHAT WE CARE ABOUT MOST

COMMUNITY
COMMUNITY

We are one church in multiple locations, tied together with common vision, purpose, and values. At each of our Sunrise Church campuses, you will experience live music, preaching, and outreach localized to serve specific communities.

CONNECTION
CONNECTION

We are a church OF small groups, not just a church WITH small groups. We believe that significant connection on a regular basis with other people is essential to your spiritual and mental health. Our small groups meet in homes to talk about the Bible, carry each other’s burdens, and share life through the victories and milestones.

RESTORATION
RESTORATION

God created the world. We broke it. He can fix it. God is all about taking the broken things of this world and making them beautiful. Whether it is marital problems, relational drama, family crises, addictions, or other forms of loss, we believe that God can bring beauty from the ashes through honest conversation, hard work, and applying God’s Word to our lives.

TRUTH
TRUTH

Our only hope in an ever-changing world, is to hope in a never-changing God. We believe that truth is not just a set of facts and rules to know and to follow, but Truth is a Person (Jesus) that can be known and experienced through the reading and applying of the Bible. Culture changes, methods change, but one thing that will always remain the same is the TRUTH of Jesus Christ revealed to us in the Bible.

DIVERSITY
DIVERSITY

At Sunrise Church, we don’t TOLERATE diversity we CELEBRATE diversity. Our community is not about democrats or republicans, vaccinating or not vaccinating, mask or no mask, but uniting under the banner of Jesus Christ. We affirm that the family of God consists of different skin colors, financial statuses, and cultural backgrounds. Regularly interacting with one another expands our minds and our hearts, and ultimately helps us look more like Jesus.

GRACE
GRACE

There is nothing you can do to make God love you any more than He already does. And there is nothing you can do to make God love you any less. We desire to reflect that characteristic of God by the way we love people and accept whatever baggage you may bring into our Sunrise Church community. Whether you have been going to church your whole life, or you are afraid the ceiling will cave in when you walk through the doors, we hope you experience a God who welcomes you as you are and desires to grow you into who you could be as you follow Him.

ACTION
ACTION

We want to take risks to live out what we say we believe. If we say we care about the poor, then we want to do something about it. If we say we care about the refugee or the immigrant, then we want to do something about it. Sharing the love of Jesus moves beyond our words into the way we spend our time, our money and our lives.

STEVE GARCIA
STEVE GARCIA

LEAD PASTOR

My heart for Sunrise Church is that we would be a church that impacts lives. I don’t want us to just be a building people drive past, but a body of people who step outside our walls and impact the community. I want Sunrise to be the kind of church that meets people in the most desperate and broken places and walks with them as we share the hope of Jesus Christ. I want Sunrise to be the kind of church that cares about people on the other side of the globe, praying for and helping those in poverty, in persecution, and in peril. I want Sunrise Church to be the kind of place where entire families will be encouraged and challenged by the transforming power of God’s Word. If you want these things to be true of your life then come join our community of believers here at Sunrise Church!

PASTORS AND MINISTRY STAFF

Angela Arevalo

Rialto Student Ministry Coordinator

Anthony Riley

Executive Pastor / Rialto Campus Pastor

Breanna Ulsh

Marketing Content Creator

Carlo Mendoza

Rialto Discipleship Pastor

Cathy Hurtado

Assimilations Director

Connie Williams

Banning Administrative Assistant

Craig King

Tech Director

David Gaunt

Ontario Campus Co-Pastor

David Gomez

Outreach Pastor

David Kong

Ontario Campus Co-Pastor

Deb Gaunt

Sunrise Kids Director

Diana Alvarado

Human Resources Director

Diana Reyes

Rialto Administrative Assistant

Diondre McBride

Victorville Campus Pastor

Erik Wade

Banning Discipleship Pastor

Erik Williams

Next Gen Pastor

George Keach

Facilities Director

Gordon Chason

Facilities Assistant

Graciela Magaña

Kids Ministry Team Leader

Jeremy Nelson

Victorville Worship Leader

Joel Sanchez

Banning Campus Pastor

John Hill

Discipleship Pastor

John Peter Iniguezsalazar

Spanish Campus Worship Leader

Josh Arana

Online Campus Pastor

Juan Escobar

Environmental Services

Kat Wright

Kids Ministry Team Leader

Keith Knight

Operations Pastor

Miguel Gutierrez

Environmental Services

Mike Story

Sunrise Life Development / Personnel Advancement

Moises Bejarano

Spanish Campus Pastor

Pagel Williams

Worship Pastor

Paula Cassell

Rialto Discipleship Coordinator

Rachel Hill

Online Campus Production Director

Rod Terrell

Music Director

Rosie Alonzo

Rialto Worship Leader

Samantha Jones

Finance Director

Sarah Milbrandt

Outreach Coordinator

Scott Herring

Campus Experience

Sergio Gonzalez

Spanish Discipleship Pastor

Teresa Gonzalez

Accounts Receivable

Toni Knight

Marketing Project Manager

Yoko Redfern

Spanish Campus Administrative Assistant

Our Beliefs

Discover the beliefs of Sunrise Church.

Word of God

We believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God, in its entirety, both the Old and New Testaments, and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (John 17:17; Romans 15:4; II Timothy 3:16-27; II Peter 1:19-21)

The Trinity

We believe there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit; that they are equal in every divine perfection; and that they execute distinct, but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption. (Matthew 28:19; John 1:1-4; II Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 9:14; Genesis 1:26)

God the Father

We believe in God, the Father, an infinite personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, that He saves from sin and spiritual death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (John 3:16-17; John 4:24; John 17:5)

Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teaching. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, future return for His Church, and personal visible return to earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Isaiah 7:14; John 1:14; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:2-3; I John 1:7; I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 19:11-16)

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment; and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide. (John 14:25; 16:7-15; Romans 8:14-17; Ephesians 1:13,14)

Salvation

We believe that all men are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are saved from the penalty of sin, born again unto eternal life by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit, and brought into personal fellowship with God. We believe that this salvation is a free gift from God, effected upon the basis of the shed blood of Jesus Christ alone, that it is given by grace and received by faith, and that apart from Jesus Christ, salvation is impossible. (John 1:12,13; John 3:3; John 3:16,17; Acts 4:12; 20:21; Ephesians 2:1-9; Titus 3:5)

The Church

We believe that the universal church is composed of all born again believers, beginning at the day of Pentecost and continuing on through the end of this present age, and that the universal church will in heaven be the “Bride of Christ”; that the local church is composed of born again believers who have voluntarily united together for the purposes of worshipping God, ministering to the saints (fellow believers), evangelizing the world, and discipling new believers. (Matthew 16:16-18; Acts 2:38-41; Ephesians 2:19-22, 5:25-27; Matthew 28:18-20)

The Ordinances

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the Name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that the two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:41; 8:38,39; Romans 6:3-5; I Corinthians 11:23-32)

Religious Liberty

We believe that every human being is created to have direct communication with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each local church is independent and must be free from interference by an ecclesiastical or political authority; that, therefore, church and state must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other. (Matthew 22:21-22; Acts 4:19, 29; Romans 13:7; I Peter 2:9)

Future Events

We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal blessedness of the saved, and the endless suffering of the lost. (Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:28-29; II Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 20:1-15)

Christian Conduct

We believe that Christians should live by faith, yielded to and empowered by the Holy Spirit, for the glory of God and the well being of their fellow man, that their conduct should be righteous in the world, that they should be faithful stewards of their time, talents and possessions, and that they should seek to develop for themselves and others the full stature of maturity in Christ. (Matthew 5:16; II Corinthians 9:6-8; Ephesians 4:11-16; Philippians 2:14-16; Colossians 3:17-23; I Thessalonians 5:17-18)