We started as a home Bible study in 1978 and incorporated as World Reaching Faith in 1979. At that time, we had just a few adults with zeal and vision but no place to call our own. Pastor John Huffman and Pastor Larry Reichardt were co-pastors. From 1979 to 1992 the church continued to grow and move to different locations around the city until we moved into our present home at 4050 Market St., Ventura, California. Pastor Jack Hayford dedicated our facility in 1994. Pastor John Huffman served as the Senior Pastor until 2003 and led the congregation into a place of impact in the city and county. We were recognized as a Charismatic Church that cared for the people of the community. People were saved, healed, and filled with the Holy Spirit and God was glorified. Pastor John was recognized as one of the spiritual leaders in our area and was instrumental in bringing the Body of Christ together.
In 2003, Pastor Larry Reichardt became the senior pastor and he initiated the present vision of the church. We are committed to equip people to be able to do the work of the ministry. We are also aware that the majority of ministry needs to take place outside the walls of the church building. We are going to those in need who are not coming to us. This keeps our focus on others and not on ourselves.
When people are disciples in the Word of God, this kind of outreach is possible. We know the Word is full of power. We are committed to consistently and earnestly read, speak, meditate and act on the God’s Word.
We encourage everyone in the congregation to be a part of our discipleship process. More on SCF Small Groups…
The Lord has been very gracious to us over the years, but we know that the latter is going to be greater than the former. God continues to add people of great talent and calling to help us go into our homes, our community, our county, our country, and to all the nations. From the very beginning, we have had a heart for Ventura County and the world. There are many from South Coast Fellowship who are in the mission field and others that we support with our finances and prayers in Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East, India, China, and the South Pacific. From the early days of our church, we have generously given our finances where they would be the most effective and helpful in the world, and we desire to continue to increase our giving as the Lord increases us.