Our Story

How it all started...

In the Fall of 2008, James and Kirsten Pendleton stepped out to follow God's leading to start a church in Martin County that focused on relationships.  A passionate relationship with Jesus and authentic relationships with other believers.  Over the next year and a half, a living room of friends grew to a small crowd of 40-50 people in a room.  With a passionate desire for this relational community of people to share the Gospel of Jesus with our city, Coastal Life Church was organized and launched its first service on Easter 2010 in a leased warehouse building on Dixie Hwy in Stuart.  The mission became clear to help people ENCOUNTER Jesus as their Savior, to EQUIP believers in their walk with Jesus, and to ENGAGE people through loving acts of service in our community and around the world.

Expanding the vision...

Through the first decade in the life of our church, we saw God do some amazing things, many times in spite of us.  Hundreds of people accepted Jesus Christ and were baptized.  The church grew in number and in spiritual maturity.  We became actively involved in our community being the hands and feet of Jesus and built partnerships with organizations that were doing things close to the heart of God.  We partnered with organizations around the world to help spread the Gospel around the globe.  After purchasing our current campus in Palm City in 2012, we permanently moved all of our ministries to this location in May 2014.  God has allowed us to impact this community in big ways through our heart to be a church that loves unchurched people.

Where we are headed...

As we entered the second decade as a church, Pastor James renewed our commitment to our mission to help people ENCOUNTER Jesus, to EQUIP believers, and ENGAGE people.  We find ourselves in a community that is very family oriented and we believe that if we can impact families as a church we will make an eternal difference in Martin County.  Our vision is to carry out our mission while reaching and strengthening families through Biblical truths.     We have a desire to see God strengthen marriages, family relationships, and homes. A passion for the next generation of kids and teenagers to be changed by Jesus and God's Word.  We believe that following Jesus impacts the way you live your life, and that your life should impact the place you live.

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together a 9 and 11AM.