LJCF Missions

Local church. Global impact.

Our own mission is to reach out from our little corner in La Jolla to the four corners of the world. To help people in need. To help people know the gospel. To show people the heart of Jesus. Please take a look at these missions that we support as a church family. Each one has contact info so you can reach out and get involved.


Pregnancy Clinics – Restoring The Value Of Life

MISSION: Serving those with unplanned pregnancies. CAPS, a medical clinic licensed in the state of California since 2004, is located in the College Area and Pacific Beach communities. CAPS provides early medical help and peer counseling to those facing unexpected pregnancies. All services are confidential and free of charge.



Transforming The Few To Transform The World

MISSION: Working with African leaders and organizations to develop African solutions to African problems, while helping individuals to find their own unique contribution to impact poverty. Could you imagine living a life of purpose and adventure? We focus on education and literacy, water, health and entrepreneurship for the inspiring nation of Mozambique.

Christine Garde, Executive Director (Member of LJCF)



Keith & Jacqueline Stanton

MISSION: Representing the needs of the unreached to the church here in the US, and providing opportunities for others to participate. There are an estimated 6912 distinct languages on earth. Out of these there are over 3000 that still do not have any of the Bible translated into their language.



Bringing People Into The Family of Jesus

MISSION: FBC Livingston, located in a small Montana region of 7,000 people, is led by our good friend Pastor Bryce Maurer. FBC Livingston is committed to bringing people to Jesus and membership in His family, to develop them to Christ-like maturity, and equip them for ministry in the church and for a life mission in the world, in order to magnify the name of Jesus Christ.

Bryce & Candice Maurer



Restoring Vision. Restoring Hope. Restoring Dignity.

MISSION: Providing impoverished persons access to quality eye care, cataract and other vision-restoring surgeries, and train eye care providers worldwide. These interventions are solutions to reverse poverty and restore hope, dignity and the gift of sight. Our goal is to empower local eye care providers to establish self-supporting eye clinics offering care to people in impoverished areas.

Dr. Jeff & Linda Rutgard



Transforming The Lives Of The Rural Poor

MISSION: Equipping impoverished farming families in rural areas around the world to change their circumstances, provide for their children, and live with God-given hope and dignity. We do this with sustainable agriculture training, land restoration, and leadership to transform lives in rural areas around the world where poverty and environmental degradation intersect.



Young Surfers That Know And Love Jesus

MISSION: A community of surf-stoked friends who desire to share faith, joy, barrels, and life together. A ministry of La Jolla Christian Fellowship in partnership with Christian Surfers that connects surfers to Jesus. The ministry focus is on groms (13-18 years of age) but is open to all people with a passion for surfing.

Alex Reynolds

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Fighting 4 A Brighter Future

MISSION: Fighting for a brighter future where orphaned and vulnerable children experience power and transformation in every area of their lives. We inspire individuals to invest in the lives of children in Latin America through consistent relationships and purpose-driven holistic programs focusing on a child’s education, shelter, recreation, spirituality, psychology, and nutrition.

Pastor Joe Brandi, Founder (Member of LJCF)



Pastor Carlos Nicasio

MISSION: Share his faith and dreams with the marginalized in our communities and inspire success. Carlos has an incredible passion for this generation and is committed to develop student leaders in schools, churches, ministries, and wherever God sends him.



Chuck Workman, Chaplain Juvenile Correctional Services

MISSION: To provide spiritual and emotional support: To law enforcement officers, employees and citizens that they contact. To incarcerated youth in the juvenile justice system, staff and families. To provide pastoral services as necessary: counseling, weddings, funerals, sacraments, invocations, benedictions, etc.