Westside Community Church

Reveal. Relate. Redeem. Santa Cruz, CA
Westside Community Church
Westside Community Church
Westside Community Church

Who We Are

Westside Community exists to reveal Jesus and share His plan of redemption with the community of Santa Cruz through relationships: connecting people with God, family, church, and community, through Biblical teaching and missional living.

About Us

Children's Ministry, Missions, Community Service





Plan Your Visit



Bayview Elementary School
1231 Bay Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4708



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Our Services

What are services like?
Our Sunday morning gatherings are designed to reflect Biblical principles like prayer, expressing adoration for God through music, preaching and teaching the Bible, remembering Jesus through communion, and connecting with others in community. During our Sunday morning gathering, children of Westside Community families are cared for and taught about Jesus. The WSC Kids' Community is available for babies, toddlers, and kids up to 5th grade. We currently use the Jesus Storybook Bible curriculum. Please visit our website for more information about WSC Kids' Community.

What if I'm not a Christian?
We are here to share God's love and the knowledge of His plan for redemption with EVERYONE, Christian and Non-Christian alike.

Leadership View all

Benjamin Hartel

Benjamin Hartel

My name is Ben, I’m the pastor at Westside Community in Santa Cruz, CA. I preach on Sundays and continually seek Jesus’ vision for this church community. I’m in love with my wife Kelly, my son Luke, and my daughter Magnolia-Sunshine. I became a follower of Jesus during Grateful Dead summer tour 1993. I’m passionate about the furtherance of the Gospel and the glory of Jesus Christ in Santa Cruz. I also love surfing, baseball, running, and music.

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