What to expect...
Checking out a church for the first time can be intimidating or confusing. It’s our goal to make your first-time experience at Mariners Church as easy and hassle-free as possible. Keep reading below to find helpful information about where to park, how to drop off your kids, what the worship experience is like and how to get connected.
Our weekend services are the primary way we gather as a whole church. These experiences are central to who we are and a great first step to get connected to life at Mariners. We gather for about an hour and 15 minutes to worship together, listen to a message from God’s Word, pray and respond to God’s Spirit.
Join us on Saturdays at 5p or Sundays at 8:30, 10 or 11:30a. (Campus Map)
ASL (American Sign Language) is during the 10:00a service
There are four entrances to our Worship Center and any of our greeters or ushers can point you in the right direction. The main entrance is located directly across the lawn from Port Mariners, our kids building. Although we do not take an offering, offering boxes are available throughout the Worship Center near the exits. Online giving is available for your convenience.
Eric Geiger | Senior Pastor
Eric assumed the role of senior pastor at Mariners in September 2018. Prior to moving to Southern California, Eric served as senior vice-president for LifeWay Christian Resources where he led the Resources Division in providing tens of thousands of churches trustworthy and transformational resources. 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.
Kenton Beshore | Pastor Emeritus
Kenton Beshore served as senior pastor of Mariners from 1984 to 2018. During that time, Mariners grew from 250 to over 13,000 people courageously following Jesus, serving the community and changing culture. Kenton’s education includes a MA from Talbot Seminary and the Institute of London where he studied with Dr. John Stott. Kenton loves the privilege of being a pastor. His greatest joy is being with people at defining moments of their lives. He teaches God’s Word by filtering it through his life and applying it in practical ways. Kenton lives in Corona del Mar, California with his wife, Laurie. They have been married for 35 years and have four sons, four daughters-in-law, and nine grandchildren.
Something for the Whole Family
Stay a While
After service we hope you’ll stay a while! The patio and Welcome Center are great places to find volunteers and staff who can answer any questions you might have about our ministries. We’d love to meet you! Enjoy the lawn activities, grab some food from the Mariners Cafe, and get to know all that Mariners has to offer.
Parking can be a pain, but our amazing parking volunteers are here to ensure that getting a spot is pain-free. We’re located at the corner of Bonita Canyon Dr. and Newport Coast Dr (behind UCI) with three available entrances: Turtle Ridge, Bonita Canyon Dr., and Newport Coast. As you drive in, we’ll point you to the best open spots, and provide you with a courtesy shuttle to the Worship Center no matter where you park. You may want to arrive 10-15 minutes early to have plenty of time to park, drop your kids off, and grab some coffee on the patio before service starts.