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Real Life Church opened its doors in October of 2000 as a church plant from Shepherd Church located Porter Ranch, CA. For the first seven years, Real Life met in the Edwards Town Center Theaters for weekend services.
In 2004 we began our Living Beyond Ourselves campaign to build a permanent church home. By 2005 we were able to purchase land on the corner of Newhall Ranch Road and Grandview, which began an 18-month construction process. Due to the blessings of the Lord, we outgrew our space in the movie theater and in 2007 we relocated to West Ranch High School where we had room to grow.
By April of 2010, construction was completed on our new building. With an environmentally-conscious facility sporting a 1,200 seat auditorium, creative kids environments and an all donation community coffeehouse, we were ready to reach the Santa Clarita Valley for Christ. On April 11, 2010, we held our first services in the outdoor amphitheater, and on April 18 we moved into the building.
In 2011 we were named the fastest-growing church in America by Outreach magazine. Since that time we have seen tremendous growth and had immediately add a 1,700 square foot addition to accommodate more kids.
REAL LIFE CHURCH
20 YEARS IN 2020
Rusty George is the Lead Pastor at Real Life Church in Southern California; a multi-site church with campuses in Canyon Country, Lancaster, Simi Valley, Valencia and a large online community. Under Rusty’s lead, Real Life has become one of the fastest growing churches in America–growing by 111% in 2011 alone.
Beyond leading his church of 6,000+ members every weekend, Rusty is a global speaker, leader and teacher focusing his message on helping people find and follow Jesus. Rusty has also written several books and writes regularly on his blog.
Aside from being a loyal Chiefs, Royals and Lakers fan, Rusty is first and foremost committed to his family. Rusty has been married to his wife, Lorrie, for over twenty years and they have two daughters, Lindsey and Sidney. As a family they enjoy walking the dogs, watching the Food Network and playing board games together.