Senior Pastor | Eric Geiger
Eric Geiger is the Senior Pastor of Mariners Church in Irvine, California. Before moving to Southern California, Eric served as senior vice-president for LifeWay Christian. Eric received his doctorate in leadership and church ministry from Southern Seminary. Eric has authored or co-authored several books including the best selling church leadership book, Simple Church. Eric is married to Kaye, and they have two daughters: Eden and Evie. During his free time, Eric enjoys dating his wife, taking his daughters to the beach, and playing basketball.
For more information on the Mariners Transition and Search Process visit our transition website HERE
Mariners Church is a community of ordinary people from all walks of life courageously trusting Jesus to do the extraordinary. Simply put, we’re trusting Him to do what we can’t – heal, transform, renew, forgive, provide and sustain. Through our stories, God is glorified, lives are changed and our communities are impacted. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, Mariners welcomes you.
We encourage you to check out one of our weekend services, where you’ll see the mission and values of Mariners on display. God is moving in our church community, awakening people to His love and calling them to action. We’d love for you to be part of it!
Inspire People to Follow Jesus and Fearlessly Change the World.
We believe it is vital to experience Jesus in community, so that’s why we gather each weekend to celebrate Him in our churches around the county. All of our weekend experiences are designed with one idea in mind–to draw you closer to God. Whether through music, story, video or other media, teaching, or response time, we strive to create space for life-changing encounters with Him.
Next Step Class
Our Next Step Class is a great first step if you are looking to learn more about Mariners, and how to get connected! We’d love to meet you, and our pastors are excited to share with you little more about who we are, and how you can be a part!
Rooted provides the opportunity to connect with God, the church community and your purpose in unexpected life-changing ways. Think of Rooted as a personal journey – a journey with the goal of deepening your connection with God, His Church, and your purpose in the big, epic story He is writing through human history. Rooted is a catalyst for life-change. Rooted provokes questions and conversations and offers beyond-what-is-comfortable group experiences designed to give you a glimpse of your story in God’s story.
Life is meant to be lived in community, not alone. Through Life Groups, you have the opportunity to extend your Rooted experience and connect with others (in a group of 10-15 people) experiencing life together, growing in authentic relationship with each other and God, and impacting the world with the love of Jesus.
God has called us to serve those in need.
Outreach Ministries is committed to doing ministry the way Jesus did, and having the greatest Kingdom impact possible. We aim to mobilize the Whole church, with the power of the Whole gospel and change the Whole world.
With an understanding of true poverty, we facilitate life change through relationship-based ministry with a strategic focus on servant leadership.