Our History

Coast Hills story began in 1985.  God moved a small group of people to reach south Orange County through Christ’s love with the leadership of Denny and Leesa Bellesi.  Seeking and saving the lost became a pillar of the church in this season. 
In 2004, the leadership of Coast Hills transitioned to Ken Baugh.  He faithfully served for the next ten years emphasizing the importance of making disciples, building another pillar by which the church stands on.
With evangelism and discipleship firmly established, Todd Proctor joined the story in 2015 with a desire to lead the church through the transition of finding her new pastor. His connection with the local and global church along with his desire to be led by the Spirit, was used by God to firm up the foundation by which Coast Hills was built on.
After a prayerful process, Chet Lowe joined the family in 2016 as the lead pastor.  With a passion for the lost, a desire to disciple and deep love for God’s people, he has been able to build off of the firm foundation by which Coast Hills stands. 
Our history has made us a family.  In our 30+ years, this family has grown by the grace of God as we purpose to learn and live what it means to be fully devoted to Him and share His life with others. We are grateful for His favor which has sustained us to minister to the younger and the seasoned saint.  From the first day until now, we have been dependent on the Holy Spirit to write our story and continue to rely on Him to empower us for the work of the ministry that lies ahead.  After all, there is a whole world out there who needs to hear the everlasting Gospel!
 Coast Hills is led by a team of elders and ministry staff following Jesus as the head of the church. Together, we serve to empower the Coast Hills community to be the church as we glorify God together!