Saddleback Bay Area One Life

Welcome to the
Saddleback Bay Area Extension

Who Are We?

Saddleback Church started with two young church planters, a dream, and a map. God gave Pastors Rick and Kay Warren the dream to plant a church for people who didn’t like church, and he led them to Southern California.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many churches were not able to meet safely, but Saddleback’s online community grew, and in the Bay Area, once it became safe, a number of believers, including a number of Saddleback Southern California “ex-pats,” started our extension on March 20, 2022, in Milpitas.

Pastors Andy and Stacie Wood started their ministry in California as church planters in the Bay Area. They began Echo Church in 2009, and it eventually became one of the fastest growing churches in the area. God called them to transition into leadership at Saddleback Church as Pastor Rick Warren stepped down from his role of senior pastor on September 10, 2022.

The Saddleback Bay Area Extension is a group of Saddleback Church members living in the San Francisco Bay Area, meeting together regularly for worship and fellowship.

Currently, we meet every other week for an in-person worship time in Southern Fremont, and on the other Sundays, we meet for brunch and a small group study in Northern San Jose.

At Saddleback, we often say we are “better together,” and also use the words “family” and “community.” That’s because we are, and we want everyone to feel welcome and wanted, wherever they are.

Check out our schedule of events, and if you have any questions, please contact us with the form below. We can’t wait to meet you!

Upcoming Events

Saddleback Silicon Valley Extension Brunch and Talk It Over
July 14, 2024 | 10:45 am - 1:45 pm Pacific Time | Panera Bread

Join us for a time of brunch and going over the previous weekend’s Talk It Over notes at 10:45 am at the Panera Bread in San Jose.

Download a copy of the Talk It Over notes from the previous week’s service.

Please arrive early to order your food or place your order online at or using their app (Apple App Store or Google Play). Please sign up so we know how many tables to hold.

Panera Bread
4180 N First St.
San Jose, CA 95134

Free parking
How To Get There
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Ordering Your Food  •  Apple App Store  •  Google Play


Small Groups

You were created to experience life with other people, and that’s why at Saddleback, we encourage you to get into a small group. Groups come in all shapes and sizes — married couples, singles, men, women, have kids, don’t have kids, workplace, under 20, over 40 — the list goes on. No matter where you are in life, there’s a group for you. Ready to dive in? Find a group that fits or start one of your own.
Featured Small Groups
Saddleback Singles ZtoZ
Saddleback Bay Area Extension Womens Group
Saddleback Bay Area Extension Mixed Group
Small Group Guidelines
Clear Purpose
To grow healthy, spiritual lives by balancing the 5 Biblical purposes
Group Attendance
To give priority to the group meeting time (call if I am absent or late)
Safe Environment
To create a safe place where people can be heard and feel loved so we will be careful with being judgmental, giving quick answers, and offering our simple fixes to complex situations
Be Confidential
To keep anything that is shared strictly confidential and within the group (unless someone states they are going to hurt someone else or themselves)
Conflict Resolution
To avoid gossip and to immediately resolve any concerns by following the principles of Matthew 18:15-17, which begins with going directly to the person with whom we have an issue
Spiritual Health
To challenge and encourage one another to live a healthy and balanced spiritual life that is pleasing to God
Limit Our Freedom
To limit our freedom by not serving or consuming alcohol during Small Group meetings or events to avoid causing a weaker believer to stumble and not showing up intoxicated (1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Romans 14:19-21)
Welcome Newcomers
To invite our friends who might benefit from this study and warmly welcome newcomers
Building Relationships
To get to know one another outside of the group time and pray for each other regularly
PEACE Motivated
To work towards understanding how our group can effectively do personal, local, and global PEACE
Shared Responsibility
To work with each other and develop group ownership as each one of us helps with group responsibilities (rotate homes, study facilitators, snacks, drinks, collect prayer requests, etc)

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