OUR MISSION

Our mission is to bring the gospel of Jesus to the city of Isla Vista and to see it transformed from an infamous party city into a city filled with the light and love of Jesus.

 

 

OUR VALUES

 

FAMILY

"God places the lonely in families" (Psalm 68:6a). Through the security found in family, we sustainably grow into our identity in Christ, support each other in our weakness, and join in one another's victories – for the Kingdom of God is found in family. 

THE WORD & Voice OF GOD

We value the communication of God – whether that is through His written word (the Bible), His spoken word, or through the Word himself (Jesus). 

WORSHIP & THE PRESENCE OF GOD

We value ministering to the Lord through music and exalting Him in our hearts and with out voices. Hosting and delighting in the presence of God is one of the highest values we hold. We believe having a relationship with God based on intimacy and true experience with Him is of utmost importance as we journey with Him through life. PSALM 16:11.

 
 

OUR BELIEFS

 

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.

Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.

And I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

 
 
 

OUR LEADERS

 
 

Jason and Holly Lomelino

Senior Leaders

Jason and Holly met in Isla Vista in 2001 and got married in 2002. They have lived in the city for all of their married life, besides their first year of marriage. They felt called by God to live and raise their family in the middle of IV, having a heart to see a city transformed with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the radical love of God. With six kids, two golden retriever, and a revolving door of mostly students, life is busy and full, but they are so blessed and thankful to God for the honor of being able to lead Isla Vista Church.

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Mike and Dia Becchio

Community Pastors

Mike and Dia are Santa Barbara County natives. As Community Pastors, their hearts beats to help the church family know who God truly is and experience His love. As coordinators of the Prophetic and Shepherding Teams, Mike and Dia delight in seeing people discover their dreams and callings, and be equipped for the long haul. They have three adventurous kiddos, love backyard chickens, nerf wars, goofy puns, and jumping in the ocean.

 
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Ben and Katy

Jesus Burger Pastors & Outreach Overseers

 

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Mark Barlow

Worship Pastor & Leader of
Isla Vista Worship

Mark was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Charis Bible College in 2014 then God called him to California to partner with Mission Isla Vista! He's been serving in IV since 2015 and stepped into being the worship pastor in early 2017. He's passionate about building a healthy, connected worship family, equipping sons & daughters to worship, & making honest/heartfelt music that grooves the soul.

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Joey FArbstein

Communications & Sunday Operations

Joey was born and raised in San Mateo, California. After graduating from Westmont College in 2016 with a Religious Studies degree, he moved into the Jesus Burgers house and has served the city of Isla Vista ever since.  Joey is now serving as the Director of Marketing and Operations for Mission Isla Vista and is part of the worship team.