Reliance Community Church

Living With Expectant Hope Ontario, CA
Reliance Community Church
Reliance Community Church
Reliance Community Church
Reliance Community Church
Reliance Community Church
Reliance Community Church
Reliance Community Church
Reliance Community Church
Reliance Community Church
Reliance Community Church
Reliance Community Church
Reliance Community Church
Reliance Community Church
Reliance Community Church
Reliance Community Church


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11255 Central Avenue
Ontario, CA 91762



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Who We Are

Reliance Community Church is an independent, non-denominational Christian church in Upland, California serving the Inland Empire, where the spiritually uninvolved, unconvinced and unconnected can discover at their own pace who God is and what He can do in their lives. We are simply here to connect people with God and with each other.

We’re in the midst of a new adventure, building a 'community of stories' and an emerging community of faith that longs to see people realize their God-given dreams and live the signature life they were meant to live. A good friendship begins simply with the sharing of stories, and we’d love to get to know yours and even journey with you in the struggle and the adventure of your dreams.

Those interested in learning more about Reliance Community, their services, ministries and activities, are invited to visit the church's website at Or become a fan and stay connected to all things at Reliance on and/or

About Us

Casual, Creative, Down to Earth, Friendly, Young families, Lively, Neighborhood-focused, Inclusive, Progressive, Multigenerational

Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Nursery, Community Service, Young Adults, Adult Education

Contemporary, Hillsong-style, Praise and Worship, Traditional Hymns, Rock-n-roll





Our Services

What are services like?
You’ll enjoy upbeat music and practical messages that help you deal with real life issues. Multimedia is provided along with the life-situation messages, which helps you follow the Pastor’s message and also helps you take notes for later study. What you learn on Sunday morning, you’ll be able to use during the week. Services vary in length from 60 to 90 minutes – not much when you consider the benefit you receive. Our services may not be polished or perfect, but they're authentic. Whether you join us in our 10:00 a.m. Sunday service or midweek interactive gatherings, we want to help you connect with the personal hope and practical help that God can give us.

What is the community like?
We are a real, relevant church aimed to influence the emerging culture. You'll find us to be a God centered, caring community of individuals who are excited about having the opportunity to extend to you the same love, hope and joy we have received from the Lord. Our range of "gatherings" are designed to be a place where relationships are fostered and real life happens with community. One great way is through the various Bible classes scheduled during the year, but you may find community through the Men of Reliance, Women of Worth, Student Ministries, The Supper Club, Potlucks, Social Events or in serving on the Production Team, in Guest Services, the Music Team, hosting a Life Group or in one of our other ministries.

What if I'm not a Christian?
If it's been a long time since you’ve been to church, or church is a completely new experience for you, Reliance Community Church has you in mind! Our heart’s desire is to help you discover a relationship with God and why it matters! The more we focus on discovering who God really is through Jesus Christ, the more we are changed. Knowing God intimately can transform your life into one of passion, joy, adventure, and peace. That journey to become more like Jesus is one that will bring you closer to Him and will allow you to discover your God given purpose and destiny in life.

Leadership View all

Joel Pagett
Lead Pastor

Joel Pagett is the lead Pastor of Reliance Community Church in Ontario, California, a church that began in his home, in 2008. He is a graduate in Theology from Eastern Bible College in Peterborough, Canada and has over 25 years of experience serving as a Pastor in Michigan, Iowa, Pennsylvania and California. He also has served as a chaplain for the police and fire departments and is an occasional guest speaker at local seminars and retreats for faith-based organizations. Pastor Joel is passionate about developing a relationship with God and His people. He says relationship building is imperative in order to grow spiritually and is faithful to modeling this walk daily. More than anything, he is devoted to teaching people God’s word and how to experience the success God desires for us to have in our lives. Although it is easy to get off track, his goal is to provide a practical way for us to return in order to achieve a hope filled life. In a world full of hopelessness, he hopes to play a small role in helping people find true hope in Christ. Pastor Joel stays energized with growing his faith, spending time with his family, building relationships, playing golf, going out to dinner with friends, and is an avid sports fan. He is blessed to be both a father and grandfather.

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