A CITY TRANSFORMED
It all started in 2015, when 10 young adults gathered in our small San Clemente apartment. We began meeting weekly to experience more of God and live in authentic community. We quickly maxed out our space as the group grew to 35 people. This became the catalyst to launch Livecoast, a community for young adults, that God has used to impact so many lives in Orange County and beyond.
We’ve seen hundreds of people give their lives to Jesus. We've experienced miracles. We’ve loved and served the unseen from San Clemente to Skid Row. It truly has been amazing to see all God has done. And, yet we knew Livecoast wasn’t the end of God's dream, rather it was just the beginning. With our great, big God, there is always more.
Shockingly, over 90% of people in South Orange County still aren't connected to a life-giving church. We want to see that dramatically changed. We want to reach every hurting and hungry heart with the power of God's love. We want to see heaven crowded and the glory of God fill the earth.
Our vision is clear: We want to see the lost saved and the saved ignited. We believe there is so much more God wants to do in our lives, our city, and beyond. The best is yet to come!
- Jon and Tayren Krist
THE NEED IS GREAT
THE LOST & LONELY
Less than 9% of people in all of Orange County are connected to a local church, leaving over 90% disconnected from God and a loving community.
Our county has one of the highest divorce rates in the nation. A staggering 72% of marriages in this county end in divorce.
THE NEXT GENERATION
70-75% of young adults leave church after high school, most of which never to return. When asked why they left, the most common response is that church is boring and irrelevant.
DEPRESSION & SUICIDE
A recent survey of Orange County high school students revealed that 23% of girls and 15% of boys reported they have “seriously considered committing suicide.”
CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT
In our area, child abuse reports have increased 37%, and there is a severe shortage of foster care homes to meet the need.
The population of those experiencing homelessness has increased dramatically in the last five years, and many are women and children.
BUT GOD IS GREATER
What does God's dream look like?