After a prayerful process of seeking the Lord’s will for our church, it is with great joy that on September 26, 2016 Chet Lowe joined us as our new Lead Pastor.  Chet Lowe is a man characterized by his tireless and joy-filled pursuit of the Lord’s calling on his life, and by his deep, deep love for God and for people.  He is a gifted Bible Teacher, a committed and sincere Shepherd and a dynamic, visionary Leader. We believe that Chet is uniquely gifted and experienced for this role, and that he is the very man whom God has appointed and anointed to be our Lead Pastor for the next chapter of the Coast Hills story.

Our History

Coast Hills’ story began in 1985 with Denny and Leesa Bellesi and a small group of people committed to reaching their south Orange County neighbors with Christ's love. 

In the 30+ years since then, this young church has grown in countless ways—seeking and discovering Jesus, learning and living what it means to be fully devoted to Him and transformed by Him, and engaging and empowering others to discover and follow Him, too. 

We are thankful for the faithful leaders who have shaped and equipped Coast Hills Church to make an impact in our homes, our community and our world. 

In 2004, Denny Bellesi handed leadership of Coast Hills Church over to Ken Baugh. Ken faithfully served as Senior Pastor for the next 10 years, emphasizing the importance of living out the Great Commission - to "make disciples."

In early 2015, Todd Proctor stepped in as a transitional Lead Pastor to help lead, guide and prepare the church to receive a new Pastor.

Coast Hills Church is led by a team of elders, pastors, and ministry staff all following Jesus as the head of the Church. Together, we serve to empower the Coast Hills community to be the church—people being continually transformed as we fill our unique roles in helping transform our world.

To contact any of our staff or elders, click here.