4 Core Convictions that built the vision
1. Every community needs a healthy Church (Revelation 21:3)
2. God is a pursuer. (Luke 19:10)
3. God’s vision isn’t just for a church, it’s for a city. (Jonah 4:11)
4. The Church has the power, the people, and the call to change a city. (Acts 1:8)
To establish Christ-centered churches in the heart of the growing central valley.
Manteca is a city situated between two parallel highways, highway 5 and highway 99. The city is built on highway 120 which runs perpendicular to those two freeways and connects them together. The older and more established part of Manteca is north of highway 120 and a newer and emerging part of the city is south of the highway. In these neighborhoods south of 120 there are no churches. Our vision is to see a church planted in this community and other communities like it.
God left heaven to be with us because proximity matters. Without a healthy church, a community is robbed of proximity to the love of Christ incarnated in the people of God. When you plant a church in a community without one, you give people a front row seat to the joy, compassion, and love of God.
Manteca is the fastest growing city in North San Joaquin Valley, which includes San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced counties.
Manteca has 8,137 homes in various stages of approval yet to be built. With a 3.18 person per home yield, that would generate 25,875 new residents, with many of those homes being south of 120.
With Manteca’s current population at 83,000, the new growth would push their population to 110,000 residents. Manteca’s most current master plan envisions a population just shy of 200,000.
*Source: Manteca/Ripon Bulletin: Ground Zero for Growth by Dennis Wyatt
About Our Family:
Anthony and Laura met in college on move in day, the first day of their junior year. They got married in May of 2013 and had their first son, Luke in February of 2018. They both graduated from Northwest University from the college of ministry. After youth pastoring for 7 years at Valley Christian Center, Anthony and Laura began to feel God’s stirring them to plant a church.
One Church Manteca:
The McLeod family moved to Manteca in August of 2019 after feeling prompted by the Holy Spirit to plant a church. They moved from Pleasanton, left their job’s at Valley Christian Center, and came to Manteca with a dream! After moving into their home near Woodward Ave, they noticed that this neighborhood was a rapidly expanding part of Manteca with no church.
The One Church Family
One Church is a network of Churches located throughout the Central Valley of California. There are currently 6 campuses: Modesto, St. Johns, Turlock, Riverbank, Ripon, and Salida. We are launching our church in partnership with One Church because we believe our church will be better for it. At the heart of the God is a desire for His church to be one! He loves unity because unity crushes selfishness and reflects the triune character of God himself. We are proud to be a One Church Campus! The connection and oversight of a church network is a gift from God.
Kyle & Marcia Bethke
Kyle and Marcia are the Lead Pastors of One Church. They also serve as the Modesto Campus Pastors. They have led One Church since 2011, growing from one location to seven, with 10 different congregations and pastors. Rather than seeing the church get bigger and bigger at one location, they have seen God bless the efforts to spread wide and reach people in their community, from neighborhoods to nations. They have a passion to see leaders built and released into the call that God has placed on their lives. Their three kids are pretty awesome. Colby is smart and social, with a quiet leadership about him. Then there’s the friendly and fierce Rylie, who is equal parts princess and athlete. Finally, there’s the self-proclaimed ‘lover, fighter, and trickster’ Jaxen, who makes any environment a more exciting place!
How can you help?
Join Our Launch Team
Our Launch Team is a team of people who are committed to task of helping our church launch. Their commitment is to join us for the months prior to our launch for training, prayer, and marketing. Our launch team will also be committed to staying involved and playing key roles for the first 6 months of our church.
Text “Launch Team” to 31996
Join our Giving Team
Our giving team is a team of people who believe in the vision of this church and feel led to give financially to help our church launch successfully. One Church cannot succeed without the generosity of God’s people.
Text “Giving Team” to 31996
Join our Prayer Team
Our prayer team is a team of people who are committed to praying for our Church. The kingdom of God expands through investment in prayer first! There are many practical things we can do the launch well, but the most powerful and fruitful work we do is the work of prayer.
Text “Prayer Team” to 31996
What can we pray with you about?
What can we celebrate with you?
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
Give thanks to the Lord,
for He is good; His love
You don’t give to One Church, you give through One Church.
One Church is an attender-supported church.
Thank you for your generosity.