Pastor Jason Hanash dreamed of planting a church with a simple goal—to help people connect with God so that they might reach their full potential. With the help of the initial Dream Team, 34 people committed to seeing this dream become a reality, Discovery Church began September 8, 2013. That Sunday, more than 300 people attended the first service at the business district of Schirra Court in Southwest Bakersfield, California.

From the beginning, Discovery Church has focused on reaching those who do not know God personally and building relationships through Small Groups. The life-giving messages, the passion and joy of Sunday services, and the simple style of Discovery brought immediate growth. In our first year, the church has grown exponential every year, reaching 1400 people across 4 campuses - Southwest Bakersfield, Downtown Bakersfield, Northwest Bakersfield, and one campus in Camarillo, CA.

No matter what campus you attend, you will find the same life-giving experience. We invite you to see for yourself how exciting church can be when the focus is simple and people are free to seek God with passion.

Hey there! If you're new here at Discovery Church, we want you to feel at home. No matter your background or current situation, we want you to know you became family to us as soon as you walked in our doors!!

We also want you to know that there's a place at Discovery that's perfect for you. Discovery is so much more than just a Sunday service, and if you're ready to get connected to our church, the best way to do that is to fill out this form.


At Discovery, everything we do revolves around our purpose:
We exist to lead people to love God passionately, love each other authentically, and change the world for Christ.