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Our Church

Who We Are

For 75 years, St. Andrew’s has been a shining light in Newport-Mesa. What began as a small gathering of believers at the Chapel by the Sea has grown into a loving community helping others to know, trust, love, and follow Jesus. We’d love to see you at one of our weekend services where you can experience firsthand the mission, vision, and values of our beloved church.


We love our community and shape the culture by equipping every generation to follow Jesus.


Every person with a purpose. Every leader with a mentor. Every family with a mission. Every neighbor with an invitation.


Invitational with our neighbor. Intergenerational with our church family. Inspirational with our faith.

Our History1947

First worship services were held in the Chapel by the Sea. In March 1950, we purchased 2.5 acres for our church campus.



Our History1950

The ground breaking of our current location.



Our History1952

The St. Andrew's Preschool opened. In one year, enrollment expanded from 42 to 400!



Our History1953

St. Andrew’s partners in the building of Hoag Hospital.



Our History1978

The Reverend John Huffman was installed as lead pastor and served for 33 years. He and his wife Anne still attend St. Andrew's.



Our History1992

The Mission Committee and Children's Ministries formed a partnership to create Royal Family Kids' Camp, made for abused and neglected children in the Orange County area.



Our History2008

The grand opening of the new youth and family center.



Our History2014

St. Andrew's joins the ECO Denomination.



Our History2017

The grand opening of the renovated church campus, including the Corner Café.



Our History2019

The St. Andrew's Leadership Institute (SALI), a leadership and mentorship experience for college graduates was launched.



Our History2022

Pastor Jason T. Smith was installed as lead pastor.



Our History2023

St. Andrew's ministry partner in Girasoles, Mexico, installed a St. Andrew's cross on their newly built church.



Our History2023

The St. Andrew's family follows Jesus together into the future.



What We Believe

St. Andrew’s is part of and follows the theology of the ECO Denomination. ECO seeks to build flourishing churches that make disciples of Jesus Christ in an ever-changing world. Learn more about ECO’s theology by clicking the button below.

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