we are a non-denominational church

this is for everyone, wherever you are on your spiritual journey. WE HAVE A VISION TO BE WHO JESUS CALLED US TO BE.

Eastside isn’t a building, we’re a movement of people who gather together declaring this is for everyone!

our vision
Transforming our homes, community and world by pursuing God, building community, and unleashing compassion one neighborhood at a time


Before you join us on the weekend, listen to Gene's daily podcast or catch some of our previous messages on demand. If you have any questions please reach out to us with the question box below or the "contact us" button.  


Eastside has fantastic programs for your kids! God is forging something great in the next generation here at our church. We have programs available for birth through young adults and we can’t wait to welcome them!


Finding community happens on volunteer teams and in small groups.  Wondering what the next steps are on your spiritual journey? Check out Next steps, where you'll hear Gene's personal story, Eastside's unique story and discover how pursuing God with us can impact your story. 


Our ultimate goal is to inspire people to follow Jesus by bringing his love and hope to hurting communities. 15 cents of every dollar given to Eastside goes to compassion causes, allowing us to meet tangible needs both locally and globally.

in 2021 we saw so many lives impacted......

People Experienced Christmas
(13,657 on campus and 13,797 online)
We saw 425 people get baptized
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Eastsiders unleashed compassion in their local communities
mango trees planted in Thailand to provide sustainable income
students (3rd -12th grade) got to experience SUMMERFEST summer camp
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kids in Africa got to experience nature in a Kenyan Outdoor Education Beach Camp


A holy (without sin), spiritual being, all knowing, everywhere present, eternally existent in three distinct personalities – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit  – one God  (Exodus 3:14-15, John 4:24, Matthew 28:19, John 1:1-2).

Jesus became “God in the flesh.” He was born through the miracle of a virgin birth, lived a sinless life, was crucified and died a physical death as atonement for our sins, and was physically resurrected from the grave (Matthew 1:18-25, 1 Corinthians 15:3-8). He will return in bodily form as Lord of the universe, to gather his followers and judge those who have rejected him (Acts 1:9-11, Hebrews 9:27-28).

Lives within those who believe in Jesus Christ as Comforter and Advocate, and helps us become more like Jesus in thought, word, actions and character (John 16:5-15).

Men and women were created in the image of God but are now separated from God by sin (Romans 5:12-21).

Faith (belief and trust) in Jesus and his sacrifice on the cross is the only way to be reconciled with God (Acts 4:8-12). Salvation cannot be earned; it is offered through Jesus based on grace, not merit. What we couldn’t do for ourselves (reconcile with God), Jesus did through his death on the cross (Ephesians 2:8-9). God lovingly offers salvation to every person, and every person has the freedom to accept or reject this gift at any time (John 3:16-18). Faith requires repentance (conforming our lifestyle to Christ’s), and results in obedience. Baptism by immersion demonstrates a pledge of our willingness to live for Him (Acts 8:26-38, Romans 6:1-4).

The Bible is inspired by God, and is therefore without error or contradiction, and is the sole authority for faith and practice. All our beliefs come from the Bible (2 Timothy 3:15-16, 2 Peter 1:20-21).

The Church of Jesus Christ is not limited to any one institution or denomination; it consists of all who have trusted Jesus Christ for redemption of their sins. Eastside is therefore but one part of the greater Church (1 Corinthians 12:12-17).


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