New Church Starts in SFV
Story City Church Burbank
Matt and Laura Lawson moved to Burbank with their 3 children from Woodstock, GA in 2015 to plant Story City Church. They have been joined by 2 other families: Tyler and Brooke Miller from Modesto, and Trey and Rachael Brunson, who moved with their two children from Louisville, KY. Tyler and Trey serve as pastors, who together lead the larger launch team. Story City officially launched on February 14th, 2016 with a service of 238 people. Their work is “For the Story of God, for the City of LA.” Their ministry is rapidly expanding in Burbank with events, small groups, and a new corporate gathering space. You can keep up with their thriving work by going to their website at www.storycitychurch.com
The Garden Church Pasadena
Jason and Kayley Wright moved to Los Angeles in May 2014. They started in LA by serving with Anthology Church in Studio City, and have recently moved to Pasadena where they are planting the Garden Church. Jason is originally from Atlanta, GA and went to seminary at Southeastern Baptist in Wake Forest, NC. Kayley is from Raleigh, NC and currently works with YouTube. They are building a team in Pasadena and plan to hold the first Bible study in March 2016. You can pray for God to send people, and for new opportunities to make friends and serve their city. For more information, go to www.gardenchurchla.com
Anthology Church of Studio City
DJ and Alicia Jenkins moved to Studio City 3 years ago to plant Anthology church. They are both native Californians, and felt called to serve its largest city as missionaries. They, with their six-year-old daughter Piper, are in the adoption process and hope to meet their new son from China in the next few months. Their team also includes Steve and Andrea Cabrillos. Steve is a pastor alongside DJ and leads musical worship on Sundays, along with a weekly small group.
Anthology started as a small Bible study in the Jenkins’ home, and has grown into a corporate worship gathering in the Studio City community center with multiple weekly Bible studies. The team is working hard to display the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Studio City. Their mantra: “Uniting our stories together with God’s Story to see a greater work in our city.” You can find more prayer requests, needs, and stories of God’s work at Anthology by going to www.anthologychurch.com.