Our Story

How it all started...

Originally called Pentecostal Assembly, Living Faith Church began as a small group of believers in 1940. They met in a storefront until 1945, when the group built a church building at 912 E. Cota St. in downtown Santa Barbara.
In 1962, they sold the church building and bought the property at 4597 Hollister Ave and the name of the church was changed to First Assembly of God of Santa Barbara. The building was completed in 1963 and a 2-story educational wing was added in 1969. In 1974, the 900 seat Worship Building was added and the name was changed to Living Faith Center. 

Expanding the vision...

In 2009, Pastor Mike Moccardini, was selected by the congregation as Lead Pastor. Previously, Pastor Mike had been serving as our Youth Pastor. The church name was updated to Living Faith Church, and a new Mission and branding campaign took place. Joel Valiente joined as Worship Leader in 2019.

Where we are headed...

This year, our theme is FAITHFUL.

Join us as we delve into the inspiring stories of faithfulness found in Hebrews 11!

In this exciting study, we'll explore the lives of individuals who, through unwavering faith, persevered through challenges and trusted in God's promises, perfect for:
  • Those seeking to deepen their understanding of faith.
  • Anyone interested in learning from the experiences of others.
  • Individuals searching for encouragement and inspiration in their own faith journey.

Whether you're a seasoned believer or just starting to explore your faith, this is a valuable opportunity to:
  • Gain insights into the power of faith.
  • Discover how faith can guide and strengthen you in your daily life.
  • Connect with others who share similar interests and aspirations.

Don't miss out on this enriching experience! We look forward to welcoming you at Living Faith Church!

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together at 10:15am!