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About us

Love God

Our weekend worship experience is best described as culturally relevant, high energy, scripture centered, and family friendly. We want you to take your worship experience to the next level: not just corporately, but personally. That is why we desire that you experience God through:

  • An authentic relationship with Jesus
  • Personal expressions of God centered worship
  • interaction with other Christ followers

Love Each Other

Discovery Church is not just another big church. We are a small community of believers. As Christ followers, the Lord calls us to live out our lives in the context of the local church. Paul expressed this in Romans 12:4 when he wrote, “In this way we are like the various parts of a human body. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. The body we are talking about is Christ’s body of chosen people. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of the body.” (MSG).

Change The World

At Discovery, God has not called us to build small ministries, but to be leaders of a movement. We believe that this happens through being a part of strong ministry teams, reaching out to our community, and partnering together. By doing this, together we can change the world. The Dream Team is a volunteer movement that believes we can change the world through serving. Simply put, the Dream Team is our volunteer force that takes your purpose and passions to change the world around us.

Jason Hanash

Senior Pastor

Jason Hanash is the founding pastor of Discovery Church. He strongly believes that God’s mission for the local church is to be a lighthouse for the Good News and to help people discover their God-given destiny. His messages are relevant, practical and aimed for life-change. He has a passion for planting new churches and raising up leaders. Discovery Church started with the dream of being a leadership factory that sends out people into the mission field and being a church planting church.. Jason and his wife Veronica were born and raised in Bakersfield and have three children.

I believe that God’s mission for the local church is to be a lighthouse for the Good News and to help people discover their God given destiny. The church isn’t a sanctuary for the saints, it is a hospital of hope to those who need it; the lost, hurting, broken, and confused. Come and experience the difference of a life-giving church that is real, relaxed, and relevant.” — PASTOR JASON HANASH

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Jason Hanash

Senior Pastor
Discovery Church Network

Veronica Hanash

Executive Pastor
Dream Center & Community

Brennan LaMar

Executive Pastor
Worship Arts

Campus Pastors

Jason Hanash

Senior Pastor
Discovery Church Network

Matthew Delgadillo

Campus Pastor
Discovery Downtown Bakersfield

Todd Howard

Campus Pastor
Discovery Camarillo

Shaun Tobiasen

Campus Pastor
Discovery Northwest Bakersfield

Our Beliefs

The Scriptures are inspired

The Scriptures, Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct.

2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21

The One True God

The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM,” the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 43:10, Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:22

The Diety of the Lord Jesus Christ

The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God.The scriptures declare:

  • His virgin birth (Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:31,35)
  • His sinless life (Hebrews 7:26, 1 Peter 2:22)
  • His miracles (Acts 2:22, 10:38)
  • His “substitutionary” work on the cross (I Corinthians 15:3, 2 Corinthians 5:21)
  • His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28:6, Luke 24:39, I Cor. 15:4)
  • His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9,11, Acts 2:33, Philippians 2:9, Hebrews 1:3)

The Fall of Man

Man was created good and upright; for God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness.” However, man, by voluntary transgression, fell and thereby ensured not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God.

Genesis 1:26,27; 2:17; 3:6; Romans 5:12-19

The Salvation of Man

Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.

Conditions of Salvation:
Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life.

Luke 24:47, John 3:3, Romans 10:13-15, Ephesians 2:8, Titus 2:11, 3:5-7

The Evidence of Salvation
The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit . The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness.

Romans 8:16, Ephesians 4:24, Titus 2:12

The Ordinaces of the Church

Baptism in Water:
The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded in the scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus, they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness in life.

Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Acts 10:47-48, Romans 6:4

Holy Communion
The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements, bread and the fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing the diving nature of our Lord Jesus Christ ; a memorial of His suffering and death; and is enjoyed by all believers “till He comes!”

2 Peter 1:4, 1 Corinthians 11:26

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit

All believers are entitled to and should ardently accept and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ.This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church.With it comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowing of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry.

Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4-8, I Corinthians 12:13-31

This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth.With the baptism in the Holy Ghost come such experiences as an overflowing fullness of the Spirit, a deepened reverence for God, and intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work, and a more active love for Christ, for His Word and for the lost.

Acts 8:12-17, 10:14-16, 15:7-9; John7:27-29, Acts 4:8,Acts 2:43, Hebrews 12:28, Acts 2:42, Mark 16:20

The New Heaven and the New Earth

We, according to His promise, look for a new heaven and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.”

2 Peter 3:13, Revelation 21:22

Sanctifaction

Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God (Romans 12:1-2, Hebrews 13:12, I Thessalonians 5:23). The Scriptures teach a life of “holiness without which no man shall see the Lord.” (Hebrews 12:14) By the power of the Holy Ghost we are able to obey the command: “Be ye holy, for I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:15-16)

Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, and by faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to be under the dominion of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 6:1-11, 13; 8:1-2, 13; 1 Peter 1:5, Galatians 2:20; Philippians 2:12-13)

One aspect of holiness is not doing what is evil. (Galatians 5:19-21, I Corinthians 6:9-11)

Another aspect of holiness is seeing all human life as sacred and created by God in His image. The ramification of this truth is lived out in the following ways at King’s Cathedral and Chapels.

Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage of condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect and value all human life. (Psalm 139)

We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Genesis 1:26-27) Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.

We believe the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Genesis 2:18-25) We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Corinthians 6:18, 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4) We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.

We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, beastiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God. (Matthew 15:18-20; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; I Timothy 1:9-11)

We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of King’s Cathedral & Chapels as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a Biblical role model to the King’s Cathedral & Chapels members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by King’s Cathedral & Chapels in any capacity, or who are formal members must hold to the Biblical standard of holiness.

The Church

The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of “the general assembly and Church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven.”

Hebrews 12:23, Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:22

The Ministry

A divinely called and scriptural ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for a two-fold purpose:

  • The evangelization of the world, and
  • The edifying of the Body of Christ (Mark 16:15-20, Ephesians 4:1-13)

Divine Healing

Divine healing is an integral part of the Gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers.

Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 3:16-17, James 5:14-16

The Blessed Hope

The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Titus 2:13, Romans 3:23, 1 Corinthians 15:51-52

The Millennial Reign of Christ

The “second coming” of Christ includes the rapture of the saints to reign on the earth for one thousand years. (Zechariah 14:5, Matthew 24:27, 20, Revelation 1:7, 19:11-14, 20:1-6) This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel (Ezekiel 37:21-122, Zephaniah 3:19-20, Romans 11:26-27) and the establishment of universal peace (Isaiah 11:6-9, Psalm 72:3-8, Micah 4:3-4).

The Final Judgment

There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works.Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.

Matthew 25:46, Mark 9:43-48, Revelation 19:20, 20:11-15, 21:8

Core Values

WE DREAM BIG

We DREAM BIG because we serve a BIG GOD

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. EPHESIANS 3:20

WE EXPERIENCE GOD

We EXPERIENCE GOD corporately and personally.

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” MATTHEW 5:6

WE REPLICATE LEADERS

We RAISE LEADERS to reach this generation.

And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. 2 TIMOTHY 2:2

WE TAKE NEXT STEPS

We TAKE NEXT STEPS to keep growing and fulfill our purpose.

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. PHILIPPIANS 3:13-14

WE DO LIFE TOGETHER

We DO LIFE TOGETHER because we were created for community.

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. HEBREWS 10:24-25

WE SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE

We serve with EXCELLENCE, because it honors God and inspires people.

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. HEBREWS 10:24-25

WE INVITE OTHERS

We INVITE OTHERS because people matter to God.

So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find. MATTHEW 22:9

WE LAUGH

We LAUGH hard, loud, and often.

He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy. JOB 8:21

WE LOVE PEOPLE

We LOVE PEOPLE no matter what.

We love because he first loved us. 1 JOHN 4:19

WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE

We were made to MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

In Christ Jesus, God made us to do good works, which God planned in advance for us to live our lives doing. EPHESIANS 2:10 (BCV)