Meet Our Pastor

Meet Our Pastor

Meet Our Pastor

Photo of Steve SanchezMy name is Steve Sanchez and I was an associate pastor at Hope Chapel, Hermosa Beach, California, for over 15 years where I served as Pastor of Evangelism, Singles, Pro-Life Ministry, and Baptisms. I also oversaw half of our church’s 100+ small groups, raising up leaders, and instructing them on how to best care for our congregation.

After living a drug addict’s life and nearly losing everyone I loved and everything I owned, I found Christ at Hope Chapel in December 1990. Or, more accurately, He found me and saved me. (Read my story here.)

I studied at Pacific International University, Hope Chapel Ministries Institute, and am currently enrolled in The School of Biblical Evangelism. I served as a team leader for the Way of the Master’s Ambassadors’ Academy between 2008-2011, training students from around the world on how to share their faith on the streets. I wrote a blog focused entirely on Biblical evangelism called Stone the Preacher, but now have expanded it to culture and commentary. Please go to

On June 14, 2013, I got the call to move from Southern California (where I had lived for over 50 years) to Dripping Springs, Texas, to plant a church.

After a year and a half, the church didn’t pan out and I thought God was calling me out of vocational ministry. But no. He opened up a door of opportunity right here in Johnson City at Community Church of the Hills through an amazing coincidence.

My heart is to see people turn to God by faith and repentance by understanding the good news of Jesus Christ, to grow up in Him, and learn to share about Him with others. I made a commitment to share the gospel daily on January 1, 2004. Read about it here.

Community Church of the Hills is a fellowship committed to teaching biblical truth through expository preaching in a way that is practical and understandable to today’s culture.

Our church services are on Sunday, 10:30 a.m. in Johnson City, Texas, at 212 Klett Ranch Rd.

If you’d like to know what version of the Bible we use and why click here.

WORLD Magazine interviewed me about my philosophy of evangelism and published the article in the November 30, 2013, edition. You can read the article online.