About Christ Fellowship Hollister

Who are we?

Our fellowship began as First Presbyterian Church of Hollister in 1873. In 2015, after aligning with ECO, we changed our name to Christ Fellowship. We believe in connecting leaders for the ultimate purpose of making disciples of Jesus Christ, and we wanted our name to reflect that! 

What is our mission?

The mission of Christ Fellowship is to be a church that reaches, equips, and loves in the name of Jesus Christ. We strive to reach others because of the call given in Matthew 28:19. We hope to equip one another in the way spoken about in Colossians 3:16. We love one another just as Paul discusses in Philippians 2:3.

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We believe... 

In God the Father, the maker of Heaven and of Earth.

Jesus is the Christ, the unique Son of God, who is both Lord and Savior.

The Old & New Testament are the inspired Word of God, authoritative for all of life and practice.

Jesus of Nazareth suffered, was crucified, died, was buried, and was bodily resurrected. 

His death was for our benefit; through it we receive forgiveness and the gift of God’s righteousness. 

The Holy Spirit dwells in the heart of every believer.

He convicts us of sin, comforts and protects us, leads us to salvation and gives us boldness to share our faith. 

The Church consists of all who believe and confess Jesus as Savior and Lord, and is called to be salt and light in the world, through its mission of love, justice and reconciliation. 

Jesus will one day physically return to Earth and in His mercy and justice will judge the living and the dead and gather His Church to Himself for all eternity.

What do

we

believe?

At Christ Fellowship we strive to:

  • Foster in each person a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ

  • Worship in a manner that pleases God and renews God’s people

  • Keep prayer central to all aspects of life and ministry

  • Seek the Holy Spirit’s gifts and use them in ministry 

  • Learn of God’s grace through the Scripture and the testimonies of others

  • Care for others sacrificially

  • Share the Good News with the broken of our community

  • Be a sanctuary of hope and healing for all people

What do

we

value?

Meet Our Team

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MIKE HOGG

Rev. Mike Hogg joined our team in 2010 after serving as a pastor in New Orleans. He and his wife have served on staff at Biola University, ministered at First Presbyterian, and studied at Fuller Seminary. Mike and Christina have five grown children, three grandchildren and have been blessed to come to know many others in their years of ministry that they consider “family”. They both have a passion to see people discover the truth of “abundant life” through salvation and the indwelling Presence of the Risen Christ.

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DEBBIE VENTIMIGLIA

Debbie has been serving as our Administrative Assistant

 since 2013. If you call or stop by the office she is there to answer to all of your questions. We don't know what we would do without her!

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RACHEL ROMINA

Rachel has been the music director and worship leader since 2016. She also served as the piano accompanist for five years. She has enjoyed working with the choir, praise singers, and other musicians, whose goal is to praise and worship God in spirit and truth.

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MORGAN AVILA

Miss Morgan is shepherding the youngest hearts of the Christ Fellowship family! We love seeing her heart for leading children closer to Jesus as she serves as our Interim Director of Children's ministry!

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KARIE STEVENS

Karie joined our youth team in 2019, where she works with junior high and high school students including her two sons! She helps coordinate our youth program while teaching full time at Hollister Prep. 

SAMMY RAMIREZ

Sammy joined our youth team in 2020. He has a passion for reaching youth with the truth about Jesus! He also leads a boys bible study every Sunday at 9 am. Outside of Christ Fellowship Sammy teaches dance to children and adults at his dance studio!

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WENDY SHEPHERD

Wendy Shepherd has worked with children and their families in the community for the past decade. At Christ Fellowship, she has served as Preschool Director, Sunday school Teacher, and now a member of the Children's Ministry Team! Her passion for teaching children about Jesus makes her perfect for this role!