Our vision is to see a movement of God where people are being transformed by the extravagant love of Jesus, living in community, multiplying leaders, and sharing the good news of Jesus across the street and around the world.
Every church family is different – we might be described as down-to-earth, caring, friendly, and generous. Our hearts are being transformed by God’s Spirit, as we experience the extravagant love of Jesus and share that same love with our family, friends, and community. With God’s help we can make a big difference in our world!
We welcome you to visit us – we hope this is a place where you encounter God and find a community that will encourage your spiritual growth. There is room in this church family for you!
There is one living and true God who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a blameless life, suffered, was crucified, and buried. He rose victorious from the dead and lives forever. He is at the right hand of God, interceding for his church, and will return in glory to judge the living and the dead.
Through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we are reconciled to God and have the assurance of eternal life.
The Holy Spirit is given to believers as a deposit guaranteeing eternal life. His indwelling empowers believers and transforms them to be like Jesus.
The Bible is the inspired, infallible word of God. It reveals who God is, His heart of love and His plans for the world He created.
Pastor Theo Myer
Pastor Theo and his wife Gayleen have been married for over 30 years, and they are still best friends! They have two college-aged kids (Jordan and Sierra), two cats, and a bearded dragon in their family, and the Santa Cruz area has been their home for most of their lives. He enjoys the Dallas Cowboys and the Warriors, reading, walking, teaching, and brownie sundaes. Theo has found his faith through a path that includes skepticism and extensive training in logic (he has an MA in mathematics from UCSC). He is passionate about helping others discover the love and power of God by interacting with the Bible and connecting with each other.
Children's Ministry Director
Felicia George is a high-energy mother of four. She leads our Sprouts, Roots, and Club House programs which serve children from infancy through 5th grade. She loves kids and wants children at CCC to be excited about coming to church and excited about Jesus.
Karen Johnson enjoyed a long teaching career and is now bringing her administrative and organizational skills to our church office! She not only supports Pastor Theo, but also is the go-to person for our ministry team leaders. If you connect with our office by phone or email, you will have the pleasure of interacting with Karen.
Joah and Michelle Widman
Joah and Michelle Widman, the parents of three active boys, are passionate about sharing the gospel with young people. They currently serve as the leaders of Revolve, the ministry of CCC to youth, grades six through twelve.
Dan Wilkins began singing in church when he was five years old. He was in choirs in high school and college and learned to play the piano at a young age. Dan loves to worship and has a heart for nurturing young musicians. A seasoned director, he leads our Christmas and Easter choirs, giving people a place to both sing and find community.
Our roots are deep in the community of Corralitos. We first began meeting together in 1885 as the Corralitos Community Free Methodist Church. We are part of the Free Methodist Church, an international association of churches that share a common focus on small group ministry, heart transformation, and help for the poor. You can learn more about the Free Methodist Church here.
Our first building was constructed a few years later, and that beautiful small church building still stands at 154 Browns Valley Road. In the years between 1885 and 1960 we had from 40 to 80 people worshipping together. The church family was hard-working and giving, with a special passion for helping children in our community.
In the 1960s a new vision inspired the purchase of land to allow more room for people to meet and learn about Jesus. The people in the congregation spent their Saturdays for the next three years doing most of the construction work on our current church building at 26 Browns Valley Road. The church family grew in numbers and ministries with the additional space.
Today, we are in a new season. In June of 2018 we called a new Lead Pastor. We are building on a legacy of over 130 years, finding fresh ways to express the same values that have always made us Corralitos Community Church.