Every church has a story worth telling,
and we are excited to share ours.
Northgate Christian Fellowship was started in Benicia, California in the living room of Ken and Betty Jensen as a church plant of Bethel Christian Church of San Francisco in 1991.
Beginning with a group of 12 adults, 5 children and a focused mission: "To help unchurched people become whole-hearted followers of Jesus Christ."
This started by spending time with others and people that were not engaged in a local church to find out what was keeping them from being part of a church. From those conversations, came our values, goals and focus on developing a strategy for engaging the unchurched, de-churched, anti-churched and all people of our community.
We determined to be a community of grace that would accept others as they are, offer them the hope of God's Crace and the chance to experience genuine life-transformation by His work in their lives.
In 2018, we engaged in big conversations with our friends and sister church, Bethel Christian Church. We discussed what it might look like if we came together as ONE, whether we would be better together, resourcing one another, encouraging one another, caring for one another and carrying one another. After much time in prayer, the leadership came to a decision that we could have a larger impact for the Kingdom and see more lives transformed if we came together as one church with multiple locations.
Our Northgate San Francisco "Bethel" Campus is made up of generations of faithful followers of Jesus and has been in existence since 1922. It is beautiful to be a church that can learn from one another for the betterment of the Kingdom in all of the Northern California Bay Area!
We continue to be a mix of people from all different backgrounds, experiences and ethnicities and we are united in our love for God, our commitment to His calling and our passion for helping those who do not yet know God, helping them discover and embrace the life He has for them through His grace.
Northgate is a non-denominational church with an online campus and two beautiful physical locations in the Bay area. Our staff and volunteers can't wait to meet and pray with you.