Our Story

We’re glad you’ve chosen to find out more about Discovery Church!

Pastor Jason Hanash dreamed of planting a church with a simple goal - helping people connect with God so that they might reach their full potential; a church that wasn’t cluttered with endless activities and events, but focused on worshipping God, reaching the lost, and making disciples. With the help of the Dream Team, 34 people committed to seeing this dream become a reality, and Discovery Church began on September 8th, 2013.

The life-giving and challenging messages, the passion and joy of Sunday services, and the simple style of Discovery has brought immediate growth. God is at work at Discovery! In just over 4 years, we have become a multi-site church, with 3 campuses and that have grown to almost 1000 people in weekly attendance, and 1457 people committed their lives to Christ. 

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Come see for yourself how exciting church can be when the fo­cus is simple and people are free to go after God with passion! So whether you’re a spiritual seeker who’s just starting to ask questions about God, or a committed Christian who wants to sink the roots of your faith even deeper, you can find a home here at Discovery Church. We invite you to worship with us this Sunday!

In the meantime, learn more about Discovery right here.

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JASON HANASH

Senior Pastor
jason@discoverybakersfield.com 


BRENNAN LAMAR

Executive Pastor, Worship Arts
brennan@discoverybakersfield.com


Daniel Maldonado

Executive Pastor, Students
daniel@discoverybakersfield.com


VERONICA HANASH

Executive Pastor, Small Groups & Administration
veronica@discoverybakersfield.com


Mario Lopez

Prayer and Supernatural Ministries Pastor
mario@discoverybakersfield.com


tony nool

Executive Pastor of Operations
Tony@DiscoveryBakersfield.com

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tonia nool

Children's Ministry Pastors
Tonia@discoverybakersfield.com


NICK HILL

Youth Pastor
Nick@discoverybakersfield.com

 


Administrative Team

dorian avila

Communications Director
Dorian@discoverybakersfield.com


Alyssa Merlo

Administrative Assistant
Alyssa@discoverybakersfield.com


 

Stephanie Valdivia

Accountant
admin@discoverybakersfield.com

 


 

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

 

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HIGH ENERGY

You have never experienced a church like ours. We want to take your worship experience to the next level. Feel the bass in your chest during worship and sit on the edge of your seat during the message. We aren’t timid and we don’t slow down.

SCRIPTURE CENTERED

There are some things we are unapologetic about. Teaching from the entire Bible is one of them. We believe the Word of God is divinely inspired, infallible, and is the final authority.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

When you’re here, you’re family. Come as you are no matter where you are in life. Everyone is welcome, from individuals to large families. To learn more about our amazing Children’s Ministry, just visit our ministries page.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Visit Our Vision and What We Believe for more info about Discovery Church.

 

Our Affiliation

 

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Discovery Church is interdenominational in makeup and strategically aligned with several organizations:

The Assemblies of God, The Grow Network, and Gateway Church.