Focus Church

A New Church All About Life-Change Through Christ Raleigh, NC
Focus Church
Focus Church
Focus Church
Focus Church
Focus Church
Focus Church
Focus Church
Focus Church
Focus Church
Focus Church
Focus Church
Focus Church

Who We Are

Focus Church began out of a God-given vision to see people experience life-change through Christ. This is the story…

Over the course of several years, founding pastors, Mike & Ashton Santiago, began to see God transform what was once a subtle calling, into an unmistakably clear commission. A burden began to grow for those who are far from God, for those who have been hurt in years past from previous churches attended, for those who are crying out for more than what their present circumstances are offering them, for those in need of life-change through Christ. As Mike began to cast this strong and passionate vision, God began forming a core team of leaders to stand behind him and support him through the birth of this life changing church.

On Memorial Day weekend of 2011, with great excitement and expectancy, seven of those leaders took a trip from Florida to Raleigh, NC. Because Mike knew who he was called to reach before he knew where he was called to plant, this was a HUGE leap of faith. After spending three days in prayer and preparation, it became increasingly clear that God was calling them to this specific area. Since then, the entire team has made plans to move to Raleigh and start Focus Church.

This is the beginning of a calling fulfilled.

This is the birth of a God-given vision.

Through Focus Church, Raleigh, NC will experience life-change through Christ.

About Us

Casual, Creative, Down to Earth, Friendly, Progressive, Young families, Lots of kids, Young

Community Service, Nursery, Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Missions

Passionate Reverent, Contemporary, Hillsong-style





Plan Your Visit



7000 Destiny Drive
Raleigh, NC 27604



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Our Services

What are services like?
From the parking lot to the podium, our weekend experiences have been crafted together just for you. During our engaging and exciting services, you’ll find a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, high-energy music, and a compelling message. Parents are free to relax and enjoy the adult experience knowing that Focus Church has provided their children a safe and secure environment. Your child’s care is of great importance to us. We value cleanliness and safety, as well as providing a creative and fun learning environment that your child will leave wanting to return again and again. Sunday Mornings at 9:30 & 11:00

What is the community like?
Life Groups will connect you to relationships and community, support and encouragement, family and fun! Whether you’re a single mom looking for a place to meet other moms (while enjoying some free baby sitting), or you’re a young adult that loves to hang out with other twenty-somethings, we have groups available for all ages and walks of life.

What if I'm not a Christian?
This church is just for you!!

Leadership View all


Mike Santiago

Founding pastors, Mike and Ashton Santiago, met and fell in love at the age of 15. Four years later they were married, working in full-time ministry, and all the while, growing their flourishing family. They have 3 children, Ariana, Joel, and Harmony, with hopes to adopt one or two more in the future. Mike was born into three generations of ministry. He has traveled to over thirty countries world-wide due to his father and grandfather’s missionary work. His expansive ministry experience has encompassed a wide range of ages and cultures. Mike has served in full-time ministry for the past 5 years as a high-impact next generation pastor.

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