About Canyon Hills

Pastor Larry, his wife, Shirley, and their three young children, started Canyon Hills Friends Church in East Yorba Linda on June 3, 1990. The church first met in a leased facility on La Palma Avenue for 15 years. In 2003, Canyon Hills purchased the property on Fairmont Connector and built an 18,000 square facility. On April 3, 2005, Canyon Hills had its first service in its new and current facility.

Since its beginning, Canyon Hills has reached beyond the city of Yorba Linda by starting new churches. Canyon Hills has started five other churches. The first was in Corona, California; the second in the Philippines; the third in Norco, California; the fourth in Juárez, Mexico; and the fifth in Clovis, California.

Today, Canyon Hills is still a church family dedicated to following the model of Jesus Christ and sharing His message of love and grace both locally and globally.

Canyon Hills Staff

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Mission Statement

Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” - Matthew 28:19-20

The mission of Canyon Hills Friends Church is to obey the Great Commission of Jesus by “making more and better disciples” of Jesus both locally and globally.

Purpose Statements

Canyon Hills exists to invite people to pursue Christ and to develop a character that is constantly becoming more and more like His.

The methods that Canyon Hills uses to help people pursue Christ include worship services, small group Bible studies (ROOTED), and coaching opportunities.

Canyon Hills Elder Team
Bill Hezmalhalch
Bill Hezmalhalch
Terry De La Cruz
Terry De La Cruz
Chip Gulley
Chip Gulley
Marc McGinnis
Marc McGinnis
Katy Castener
Katy Castener
Allison Delperdang
Allison Delperdang
Manny Ontiveros
Manny Ontiveros
Bob Hoppe
Bob Hoppe
Brad Kindorf
Brad Kindorf