We are a Christ-centered, family-oriented community located on the east side of Ventura, California. Our focus is on growing personal relationships with Jesus Christ and deepening commitments to others.


No matter what stage of life you are in, there is a place for you here!

Service Time

Sundays at 10:30 am in person or watch our Live Stream

8180 Telephone Rd. 
Ventura, CA 93004

(main parking lot is off of Placid)



Our Mission

Orchard Community Church is a community

passionate about knowing Jesus Christ

enthusiastic about sharing His love and

committed to spreading His good news.

A Place to Grow in Christ

We strive to be a church without walls. Jesus calls for us to go outside the walls to reach the lost and the broken. It is there that the lost will be found. Most churches find it is comfortable to stay within the walls, but we make it an effort to be like the church from the book of Acts, to see our city changed.


Worship is the response of our hearts to the goodness of God.  As we worship we reach out from God, we offer our thanks and praise, we seek to know God more and to be touched and shaped by the love of Jesus.


Sundays at 10:30 am 

In Worship Center at 10:30 am. Join us in our newly remodeled Worship Center. 


On the Patio - Not comfortable worshiping inside just yet? Enjoy the service on the patio and watch it on the large outdoor screen! 


In Your Car – Tune in to the radio station 100.1 FM to hear the service.


Live Stream – Join us at 10 am 

OrchardCommunity.Online.Church on the virtual patio for a time of checking in and chatting. The live stream will begin at 10:30 am.



Worship at Orchard is contemporary and casual, with occasional traditional elements. Our goal is to worship God with authenticity and freedom.


We try to stay current and relevant with our song selection while not leaving behind great church hymns. We feel it is important to worship through music in a way that allows the entire congregation to participate and express their worship to God. 


Orchard’s adult choir is enthusiastic about singing our praises and prayers to God! We sing a mix of music from spirituals to traditional hymns to contemporary favorites. The choir sings in worship at least once a month, as well as at special services throughout the year. 

Typical Sunday

What to expect

Worship service is about an hour and usually contains the following:

  1. Contemporary music led by a band
  2. Children’s Message 
  3. Offering (optional for guests)
  4. Sermon Message
  5. Prayer
  6. Communion (1st Sunday of the month)


All children are welcome in the worship service and there is an infant cry room on the west side of the main worship room. All children start off with their parents in the main Worship Center.  After a few worship songs and the Children’s Message, children (preschool to 5th grade) are escorted downstairs to “Orchard Kids”.


Meet & Greet

Join us for Lunch!

If you are brand new or have been attending for a while and are eager to know more about Orchard and begin the process of making Orchard your home church, this is the perfect first step.


Have lunch with Pastor Matt and several key leaders of the church. This is a great opportunity to learn a little more about the church, ask questions, and meet new people. 


Call the church office for the date of our next Meet and Greet or check out the Events page.

New Members Class

Become an Offical Member

You have decided that Orchard is the place you want to be! The next step is to sign up for our New Member Class. 


Join Pastor Matt for three two-hour classes where you will learn more about the basics of the Christian life, what we believe, and how we do life together in the church. 


Call the church office for the date of our next New Members Class or check out the Events page.

Small Groups

Groups for all ages throughout the week! 

We have a variety of small groups that are offered throughout the year for all ages.

Small groups are a great place to make friendships while digging deeper in your faith – no matter how new or old your faith is!


Find the right fit for you from the list of the Orchard Groups


Looking for an opportunity to serve?

We have many different ways to serve at Orchard: within the church, our city, and across the globe! Check out the different Ministries to begin serving now! 

Weekly Email

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Middle & High School

Our Youth Ministry goal is to share Christ with students and to help them grow as disciples in truth and love. We meet, hang out, learn, grow, and love Jesus. Our leaders are excited to invest in today's youth and often we see God do some amazing stuff. Come join us whether it is at our weekly youth group and small groups, Sunday School, various trips, and camps, or service projects and missions. There is a place for everyone, and we always have a fun and memorable time!


More information can be found on our Youth Page

Pre-K to 5th Grade

Children will worship with their families and be dismissed following the kids’ message, escorted by our Orchard Kids’ Leaders to our beautiful outdoor classroom space in the children’s play yard. We will have our Bible story, activities, crafts, and games in a specially designed format following current health and safety guidelines. 


We also offer a Wednesday after school Kids Club Program for preschool to 5th grade kids! 


More information about this ministry can be found on our Orchard Kids Page

Newborn to 3 yrs

The nursery is available during both services and is staffed by qualified and trained volunteers. Leave your cell phone number with the nursery staff so they can alert you if a need arises. Worship with peace of mind! The Nursery is also a place where parents can go to nurse or change their babies.


In the back corner of the Worship Center is a room with large windows where a parent can stay with a squirmy or crying baby, but still watch and listen to the service.

Nurturing children

Supporting families

Encouraging faith

Sonshine Preschool is a child-oriented school. Preschool children learn through creative play, firsthand experiences, and through the use of a variety of materials, both indoors and out. We provide a safe environment where children are encouraged to make friends, become independent, develop self-esteem, develop self-control and make good choices.


All children and youth need to register before participating in any groups or events. Thank you

Annual Permission Form

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Orchard Community Church stands for Biblical faith as taught in Scripture.  Below are a number of our core theological beliefs.  Orchard is part of the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians (ECO).  To learn more about what we believe, see the Essential Tenants and Confessional Standards of ECO.

The Trinity
The Holy Spirit
Fallen Humanity
Sin and Grace
The Church


Matt Hoyt


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Cody Schulze

Youth Director

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Melinda Hoyt

Children's Ministry Director

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Annette Walters

Sonshine Preschool Director

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Jimmy Mac

Worship Director

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Deya Jacob

Choir Director

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Lisa Beamer

Office Coordinator

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Alisa Bossoletti

Communications Coordinator

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Susan Birge


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Tim MacDonald


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Chuck Newman


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Elders are given authority and responsibility, along with pastors, to oversee the spiritual health of the congregation as well as the congregation’s faithfulness to God’s mission. Elders may also be asked to preach and teach. Elders shall be elected by the congregation.


The Ministry of Deacons

Ordinarily, the biblical office of deacon shall be utilized by the congregation. Deacons lead ministries that nurture fellowship and caregiving within and beyond the congregation. Deacons may also be asked to preach and teach. The congregation shall determine the manner in which they are selected for service. The session shall oversee and direct the ministry of the deacons.