OUR STORY

The dream for Catalyst Church began with Manny and Jennifer Sanchez in January of 2012.  They were away on vacation when during a time of prayer they both felt impressed by God to start a church in the heart of downtown San Diego. Their heart has always been to create a church where the searching, the hurting, the depressed, the confused can find love, acceptance, help, hope, forgiveness and encouragement in Jesus.

At the time, Manny had been working as the Pastor of Young Adults and Young Marrieds at Shadow Mountain Community Church.  The dream was shared with Pastor David Jeremiah (the Senior Pastor) and the Senior Staff where it was met with great enthusiasm and a partnership was formed.

During 2012-2013, a handful of couples started meeting, praying, and planning this launch together.  Monthly preview services started in February 2013 to give people an opportunity to “sample” Catalyst church.  We launched our weekly services with 19 people on September 29th of 2013.  To date and by the grace of God we have seen abundant growth and life change, yet we believe that the best is yet to come!   
we hope that you will bOur prayer is that you will be able to visit and find a place to call home at Catalyst Church.

core values


WE PREACH JESUs

We believe that Jesus is the hope of the world so He will be the headliner in everything we do…


WE REPRODUCE AT ALL LEVELS

We will multiply at every level of the church. Every leader and servant will actively train others to know and do what they know and do...


WE PURSUE GROWTH AND LEARNING

Based on Ephesians 5, we believe that the better equipped and prepared we are, the better we will be able to accomplish our mission…


WE EMBRACE A MISSIONAL LIFESTYLE

We take seriously our God-given responsibility to live as missionaries and ambassadors of the gospel in this world…


WE ACT IN BOLD FAITH

We never want to lose our awe and faith in a Great and Awesome God…


WE SERVE OTHERS GENEROUSLY

We will personify the gospel through sacrificial and practical acts of love and service…


WE PURSUE AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS

We will strive to be honest about where we really are in our relationship with God and one another…


WE INVITE BOLDLY

We will boldly invite people to come with us to church, to be discipled, to serve, etc…


WE PLANT CHURCHES VIGOROUSLY

We agree with Tim Keller’s idea that the vigorous, continual planting of new congregations is the single most crucial strategy for evangelism, discipleship and revival…


WE ADHERE TO BIBLICAL TRUTH

We believe that everything is to be based on what the Word of God instructs. The Bible will be our compass for everything we do…


WE KEEP IT SIMPLE

We will focus on a few things that are effective and that we can do with excellence, rather than spreading ourselves and our church’s resources thin…


WE DEPEND ON GOD THROUGH PRAYER

Prayer will be a vital part of all we do…


WE CELEBRATE VICTORIES, ENJOY LIFE, HAVE FUN

We are serious about serious things and keep everything else in perspective. We make sure not take ourselves too seriously…


WE FIGHT COMPLACENCY THROUGH CREATIVITY

We believe that creativity is a gift from God and reflective of His image. There is nothing more stale and disheartening for a believer or spiritual seeker than a church that is stuck in a rut…