The Next Mariners Church

God is writing a new chapter in the Mariners story and you are invited to be part of it.

Join us as we prepare for our soft launch on September 30, looking ahead to our grand opening in January 2019.



A note from Erin Kerr

I truly believe that the church is the hope of the world. My life has been forever changed by the love of Jesus and His church family. Growing up, it was the church family that helped me understand that hope had a name: Jesus.

My wife, Joy, and I are humbled and excited to launch a new Mariners Church this fall in or around Mission Viejo.

We want people, near and far from God, to know His love and take their next step with Him and His church family, so that their lives and our community would be transformed, one life at a time.

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Commonly asked

Who will lead the church?

Erin Kerr, who is currently part of the inaugural Mariners Church South County lead pastor training program, will lead the next Mariners Church in or around Mission Viejo. Erin and his wife Joy have extensive experience in various ministries in outreach, discipleship, launching a satellite church campus, and church planting, and have been mentored by some of the most generous and gifted church leaders in Orange County. 

When and where will the church meet?

Our target soft launch is a worship night on September 30 2018 with grand opening launch in January 2019.  Monthly Worship nights and previews will be held at the Norman Murray Community Center in Mission Viejo starting on September 30, October 21, November 25 and December 23 with Grand Opening January 27, 2019. In addition, real estate professionals are currently undergoing careful research areas north of Crown Valley Parkway and south of El Toro Road for both near-term and long-term locations.

Where can I learn more?

Check this page for updates or contact Erin Kerr at

How can I help?

A church isn’t the building, it’s the people. Our prayer is that 250 people make a 6-12 month commitment to being part of the next season Mariners Church in this area by praying, serving, attending & giving.

Ready to take a next step?

Complete the form to join the interest list and let us know how you’d like to help.


Join us at
upcoming events


Prayer Walk + Dinner

Friday • Sept 14 • 6p - 8p
Join us at 6pm, Melinda Park to pray for our city, our neighbors and our church as we walk. Then, we’ll meet at IN n Out in RSM at 7pm for dinner together.

Contact Erin

Love Our Elders

Monday • Sept 17 • 6p
Join us at Atria Del Sol, a memory care assisted living community as we connect, care and serve. Children under parental supervision welcome.

Let us know you’re coming.

Contact Danielle.

Pavion Park & Play, Donuts, Coffee

Tuesday • Sept 18 • 10a - 12p
Take a break, bring your kids and enjoy some coffee and donuts with other parents.

Contact Joy

Launch Team Meeting

Sunday • Sept 23 • 5p - 7p
Explore joining our church launch team, an ever growing group of people committed to serve and launch this church. Dinner and childcare provided.

Location: 24442 Ardisa, Mission Viejo (more parking down the street)

Please RSVP for more info/childcare Angela

Monday Night Football Guys & Grub

Monday • Sept 24 • 5p - 8:30p
A guys night filled with great grub, bbq, football and connecting with men who are a part of this new church. A great opportunity to invite a friend.

Location: 24496 Chamalea, Mission Viejo

Questions? Contact Jonathan

Family Outdoor Movie Night

Friday• Sept 28 • 6:30p - 9p
You and family friends are invited to join us for a night of hot cocoa, popcorn and an outdoor family friendly movie. Bring warm clothes, blankets and/or chairs to lounge on the lawn.

Location: 24442 Ardisa, Mission Viejo

Questions? Contact Angela

Worship Night (Soft Launch)

Sunday • Sept 30 • 5p Potluck • 6:15pm Worship
Join us at Normal Murray Community Center for a worship night. Children’s program will be provided.