North Coast Church is located just 45 miles north of San Diego, California and 90 miles south of Los Angeles, California and is one of the pioneers of multi-site church. Offering 50 service options across 8 campuses in North County, San Diego (plus several alternative locations) the ministry focus is simple: help people know God and grow spiritually. This is done through practical Bible teaching, various styles of worship and creating a host of opportunities for significant and supportive relationships through Life Groups.
Chris Brown has served as a Senior Pastor and Teaching Pastor at North Coast Church since 2004. Prior to that, he was the Campus Pastor at Azusa Pacific University, and then a Youth Pastor in the LA area.
As a gifted storyteller and Bible teacher he loves to use his sense of humor and motivational style to help people truly experience all the grace and mercy that they have been given in order to fall more in love with Jesus. His life work and ambition is to use his unique gifts and personality to equip people to follow Jesus while building healthy and highly productive teams that serve the local church.
Chris lives in Oceanside with his wife Amy and their three children, and tries to fish as much as his schedule will allow.
Larry Osborne served as the lead and then co-senior pastor at North Coast Church from 1980 to 2019. He currently serves as a Teaching Pastor and Kingdom Ambassador mentoring pastors and church leaders around the nation.
His discipleship books include Thriving in Babylon, Accidental Pharisees, A Contrarian’s Guide to Knowing God, and 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe. His leadership books include Sticky Teams, Sticky Church, Sticky Leaders, Mission Creep, The Unity Factor and Lead Like a Shepherd.