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!   

Our prayer is that you will be able to visit and find a place to call home at Catalyst Church.