Our Mission

We seek to glorify God by reaching people for God’s family and leading them to grow as disciples of Jesus.

Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek.

Reach | Connect | Grow | Follow

Reach People

We are an outward-focused community of believers seeking to engage with and love our community, city, and world. We are living life on a mission to reach people with the good news of Jesus Christ and share his love with others. As a church, we commit to loving God and others (Matt. 22:37–39; Mk. 1:15; Rom. 10:15).

Connect to God’s Family

We want to see God bring people into his family through faith in Jesus Christ. We believe God makes you part of his family through faith in Jesus. We want people to connect to God’s family and find our church to be a loving family for you (John 1:12–13; Gal. 4:4-7; Eph. 1:5).

Grow as Disciples

We want our church to be full of people living through God’s Spirit, growing in love for God, and devoted to following Jesus. We take spiritual growth seriously. We want our church members to grow in Jesus through God’s Word, prayer, fellowship, and witnessing to others of his change in their life (Matt. 28:18–20; 1 Pet. 2:2; Eph. 4:15; 2 Pet. 3:18).

Follow Jesus

We want our church to center their lives on following Jesus. We want everything we do to proclaim the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus to a hurting and broken world. We want our church members to follow Jesus and change the world for him (Mark 8:34–35; Matt. 4:19; 1 Pet. 2:21; John 10:27).

Our Vision

We want to see our community, city, and world changed by the Gospel.

Our Community

Catalyst Church SD serves the Paradise Hills community in the southeastern area of the City of San Diego. It is adjacent to National City and the unincorporated communities of Lincoln Acres and Bonita. Paradise Hills is ranked as one of the most diverse neighborhoods in San Diego and is a residential neighborhood consisting primarily of single-family homes in a hilly area. Our church has an opportunity to reach many families in our community with the good news of Jesus.

Our City

With a population of nearly 1.4 million, the City of San Diego is the second-largest city in California and the eighth-largest city in the United States. About two-thirds of the population are either Catholic or non-religious. San Diegans are spiritually curious, with over two-thirds believing in God and seeing religion as very or somewhat important. There are thousands of people in San Diego who have a hunger to know God and see him work in their life. We want to reach people in our city with the good news of Jesus.

Our World

Due to our geographical area, immigration, and tourism, the City of San Diego has global connections. There is an opportunity to reach the world at our doorsteps. We partner with others to help fulfill the Great Commission of our Lord to reach people of all nations with the Gospel.

Our Values

We value faith, family, and fellowship.


We value faith. Faith in Jesus is the foundation of our Christian walk and relationship with God (Eph. 2:8; Rom. 3:28; Luke 7:50, 18:42; Heb. 6:1). We believe faith in God is vital to a vibrant and impactful Christian life (Matt. 17:20, 14:31, 21:21–22; Mark 9:23; Luke 1:37, 18:27). Through biblical teaching, expositional preaching, prayer, and worship, we seek to strengthen and nurture the faith of our church family.


We value family. We believe the family is a biblical institution established by God (Gen. 1:27–28, 2:24) and is crucial for a healthy community. We seek to see families living in loving and committed marital relationships as husband and wife and raising their children well (Eph. 5:33, 6:4; Prov. 1:8–9). Jesus sees his disciples as his family (Mark 3:34–35; Rom. 8:29). Therefore, we are committed to one another as a family in Christ.


We value fellowship. We see the church as a community of people bonded and devoted together to live on a mission for Jesus (Acts 2:44–45; 1 Cor. 1:9–10; 1 John 1:3, 7). God calls his people to live in an interconnected community brought together to fulfill the Great Commission (1 Cor. 12:24–27; Rom. 12:3–8). Through church gatherings, small groups, and shared activities, we value our relationship as one body brought together in fellowship with Christ and one another.