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Mariners Church, Irvine

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Mariners Church is a non-denominational, Christian megachurch located in Irvine, California, situated in central Orange County. As of 2022 was the 41st largest church in the United States by number of attendees as well as one of the fastest growing.

Eric Geiger is the current Senior Pastor of Mariners Church, assuming the role in 2018 after a six month search process. The previous Senior Pastor, Kenton Beshore, who began his career at Mariners Church as the College Pastor in 1978,  led the church from 1984-2018 and remains actively involved as Pastor Emeritus. A podcast detailing the transition process and continued partnership of Beshore and Geiger is set to release in 2024.  Geiger received his doctorate in leadership and church ministry from Southern Seminary, and is the author of several books including the best-selling church leadership book, Simple Church. Under his leadership, Mariners Church has grown to seven locations in Southern California, expanded its digital and online offerings (including virtual worship experiences and small groups), and brought worship services to the Orange County Rescue Mission, Orangewood Children’s Home, Sunburst Youth Academy, senior living facilities, and prisons throughout North America.

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  • Mariners is loved by many, and has been called a mega church. Intentionally designed like a college campus and NOT look like a traditional church, 
    Mariners is loved by many, and has been called a mega church. Intentionally designed like a college campus and NOT look like a traditional church,  more »
  • Love Mariners, been coming for 20 years. Yep, it is big, but walk up to anyone and say, "Hi, I new, how can I get involved?" and they will be most helpful. The service has a contemporary feel... 
    Love Mariners, been coming for 20 years. Yep, it is big, but walk up to anyone and say, "Hi, I new, how can I get involved?" and they will be most helpful. The service has a contemporary feel...  more »
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  • This is my church for five years already. I enjoy Sunday worship so much here. The campus is unbelievably beautiful and people are the nicest I’ve ever met. All pastors are so knowledgeable, humble and have a sense of humor. The live band and their performance are so moving and touching, which made me cry hard a couple of times. Thanks for brings God closer to us.
  • It's more like a concert for God than as a church very different than where I used to go(orthodox church) but it's entertaining, good people, happy faces and God it's there celebrating every weekend. I never get bored the pastors stories are entertaining and the band it's really good.

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