New Church Movement


Ula Aiono
First Samoan Congregational Christian Church of Reno/Spark

Carolyn Anderson (Executive Committee)
Gathering Desire

Kenneth Babuata, Chair
Barrett Ave CC, Richmond

Leon Bacchues
Tapestry Ministries

Tala Faaleava (Executive Committee)
Puna O Le Ola of Stockton

Tami Groves
First Congregational Church of San Francisco

Kyung Min Daniel Lee, Minister
Walking Faith Christian Church, Sunnyvale

Moon Il Lee
Bethel Christian Church, Alameda

Bobby Marchessalut
Misso Dei Community, Watsonville

Mako and Sandy Samaile (Executive Committee)
Frist Samoan Congregational Christian Church of Alameda/Oakland

Ama Zenya
Woodside Village Church, Woodside

The New Church Ministries helps the founding of new churches in the region. The process is extensive as it is exhaustive.

Read about the process of becoming a congregation under care of the region here.

Download the application to become a congregation under care here.

White Sunday at First Samoan Congregational Christian Church (UCC) of Alameda/Oakland (in process of coming under care for a dual standing).

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These churches have entered into a covenantal relationship with this Region and are working together with the New Church Movement committee as they develop into chartered congregations.
  1. Bethel Christian Church
  2. Revival Church in Sacramento
  3. CHAM Deliverance Ministry
  4. The Table
  5. Walking Faith Korean-American CC
  6. Sinapi Seed Fellowship
  7. New Spring Christian Church
  8. Tapestry Ministries
  9. First Samoan Congregational Christian Church of Alameda/Oakland
  10. First Samoan Congregational Chrstian Church
  11. Iglesia del Puebo
  12. First Samoan Congregational Christian Church
  13. Ubuntu
  14. Arden New Life
There are several other churches in visioning stages or in consideration of affiliating with the Disciples of Christ in this Region. We will add them to this list as they become 'official.'

Interested in finding out more about the New Church Movement in our denomination? Check out the Disciples of Christ New Church Ministry page at:


DISCIPLES OF CHRIST NEW CHURCH MINISTRY NEWS: It’s now official. New Church Ministry, a ministry of Church Extension, recently revealed that 500 new Disciples churches have been started around the country since 2001. This is half way to our goal of beginning 1,000 new churches by the year 2020! Read more.