Our Story

We are a Bible-based Christian church in San Luis Obispo, California.

Welcome to Vista Church! We are a Bible-based, non-denominational Christian church located in San Luis Obispo, CA. We are a multi-ethnic and multi-generational church made up of babies and children, students and professionals, singles and married couples. Our Sunday service is casual and friendly with meaningful worship music, relevant teaching from the Bible, and a fun kids’ program.

The Beginning

We started in the fall of 2016 as a diverse team of 47 people sent from Blue Sky Church in Seattle, WA. Planting Vista Church in San Luis Obispo is the culmination of an idea that has been in the minds and prayers of Blue Sky’s leaders and overseers for a number of years.

Our desire is to be a local church where people can learn about Jesus in a way that deeply impacts and changes their lives. At Vista, we are centered on Jesus, and hold to the truths of the Bible passionately. Our vision is to be a church that makes disciples and plants many more healthy local churches in university cities all over the West Coast and beyond.

So Why Are We Called Vista?

In November 2015 our lead pastor, Luke Williams, was praying and asking Jesus what this new church would be called.  During this period of time Hebrews 12:1-2 repeatedly stood out.

“Therefore since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Hebrews 12:1-2

The word vista means “a pleasing view,” and often implies needing to fix our eyes on it in the distance. In this life, there is nothing more necessary or wonderful than looking to Jesus in all matters of belief and practice. It is our hope that, as a church, we would do this with great passion!