Travis is a fifth generation Californian who was born and raised in Rancho Cucamonga. Travis met his wife Katy after she moved to Rancho Cucamonga during high school. They were married in 2014 and have two children: Peyton and Owen. Together, they have spent the last five years in Oregon and Texas preparing to plant a church back home. While in Oregon, Travis attended Western Seminary where he graduated with a Master of Divinity. In Texas, Travis has served as a minister on staff at The Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas. They are excited to start The Story Church and minister to the Inland Empire. The Inland Empire is a metropolitan area and region in Southern California just east of Los Angeles that stretches north to the Sequoia National Forest, East to the Mojave Desert and south to the Palm Springs area. This area includes many churches and millions of people who do not know the gospel of Jesus Christ.
THE FALSE STORIES OF INLAND EMPIRE
In Southern California, and around the world, consumerism tells us that everything we need is at our fingertips, we just need to go for it. The story of affluence tells us that money leads to freedom and power. The story of progress tells us that our lives and world will be better with time and technology. The story of secularism tells us there is nothing beyond what we can see, taste, touch, hear, and smell. As much beauty and opportunity as there is, the Inland Empire a place in desperate need of a better story, the one true story, the gospel of Jesus Christ.
THE ONE TRUE STORY OF THE GOSPEL
We believe the only story that can push back darkness and lead to freedom is the one true story of the gospel. This is the story of the self-emptying Christ who lived for others instead of self. This is the story of freedom that comes not through power but through weakness. This is the story of a generous God who has given of Himself to His people. This is the story of life that is found not in discovering self but in denying self. This is the story of the gospel, and we believe God has called us to tell that story.
PRAY FOR US
Pray for a place for us to gather. As much as our community needs a gospel centered church, the local government is not particularly excited to have another church in the community and it’s been difficult to secure space for our gatherings. Pray for our safety. As God assembles a leadership and launch team, Satan is attacking us spiritually and physically. Pray that the one true story of Jesus Christ goes out into the world through The Story Church for God’s glory. Pray for our mission.
THE MISSION OF STORY CHURCH IS TO KNOW, LIVE, AND SHARE THE ONE TRUE STORY
SHARE THE STORY - In our knowing and living the one true story, with our hearts, minds, and hands, we proclaim that story with our mouths. We bring the gospel to every tribe, tongue, and nation. This will take place through evangelism, missions, and church planting.
KNOW THE STORY - As a family and local church, we center our hearts and minds around the one true story. We encourage one another and grow together in this story. This will take place in our weekly gatherings, home groups, care groups, and training classes.
LIVE THE STORY - When we know the one true story with our hearts and minds, we then display it with our hands. This will take place as we serve one another and as we seek peace, justice, and mercy in our families, schools, jobs, and community.