Our Mission

HELPING PEOPLE FIND AND FOLLOW JESUS. We accomplish this through our four core values


Connect – with God and each other in corporate worship


Grow – toward Christlikeness in discipleship, through intentional lifegroups.


Serve – one another in the spirit of Christ


Go – to our broader community and the world with the good news of God’s grace

Our Beliefs

“In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.” -AUGUSTINE

We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, the written record of His supernatural revelation of Himself to man, absolute in its authority, complete in its revelation, final in its content and without any error in its teaching.

2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12-13; Hebrews 4:12

We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. These are equal in every divine perfection and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption.

Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Mark 12:29; Matthew 28:19; Isaiah 43:10-11.

We believe in God, the Father, an infinite personal Being, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 48:12; Psalm 95:3,6; Isaiah 40:21-26; Psalm 139:1-12; John 7:37-38

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return for His church and with His church in power and glory.

Philippians 2:6; Hebrews 1:8; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:20; Romans 3:25; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; John 20:31.

We believe the Holy Spirit is a divine Person, the third Person of the Trinity. In the present age He convicts of sin, of judgment, and of righteousness, He bears witness to the truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony, He is the agent in the new birth, indwells all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, baptizes them into the body of Christ, seals them unto the day of redemption, every believer is commanded by God to be filled with the Holy Spirit, and He bestows gifts as He wills.

Acts 1:8; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Ephesians 5:18-20; 1 Corinthians 3:16-17.

We believe in the depravity of man, that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are therefore in need of salvation, divine redemption through personal regeneration. We believe that those who believe/trust in Jesus Christ as Savior, repent of their sins, confess Jesus as Lord, and are baptized by immersion into Christ’s body are “saved,” “regenerated” by the Holy Spirit.

Acts 2:36-42; 10:47-48.

We believe that all believers are gifted with the person of the Holy Spirit at the time of regeneration, given every spiritual blessing, all things pertaining to life and godliness, and empowered with the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit , drawing upon the resources available through the resurrected Christ, to the end that our lives increasingly manifest the very life, character, and power of Christ. Sanctification is the lifelong process by which we are becoming more and more like Jesus.

Acts 2:38, 2 Peter 1:3, Ephesians 1:3, Ephesians 2:1-6, 2 Corinthians 3:16, Romans 12:1-3, Galatians 2:20.

2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12-13; Hebrews 4:12

We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ who have a credible profession of faith, and have associated for worship, work, and fellowship. We believe that the calling of the church is to be the very presence of Christ in the midst of the world, standing as a testimony of His life and character. We want to be the hands and feet of Jesus to other people. We believe that the testimony of Christ’s life is seen most fully in the corporate expression of His life that is the church, and that when God calls people to Himself, He necessarily calls them into fellowship with other believers as well.

Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 5:25-27; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14.
Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Mark 12:29; Matthew 28:19; Isaiah 43:10-11.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that baptism signifies and initiates the New Birth. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for the commemoration of His death, to confirm the unity of the body of Christ, and to give grace for the living of the Christian life. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4.
Isaiah 48:12; Psalm 95:3,6; Isaiah 40:21-26; Psalm 139:1-12; John 7:37-38

We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal life of those made righteous in and through Christ, and eternal death of the lost.

Mark 9:43-48; John 5:28-29; John 11:25-26; Revelations 20:5-15.
2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12-13; Hebrews 4:12

Considering the many denominational backgrounds of our church, we wish to stress the importance of the main fundamental doctrines as being absolutely necessary. We do not claim to be the only Christians, we simply desire to be Christians only. As such, we desire to be understanding and to exercise freedom in non-essentials theological matters and methods of “doing church” and not allow these matters to be divisive or exclusionary. “In essentials, Unity; in nonessentials, Liberty; in all things, Charity!”
Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Mark 12:29; Matthew 28:19; Isaiah 43:10-11.

HelpING people find and follow Jesus

Our Leaders




Wes has been with us since 2008. He’s originally from Missouri, but moved to Oregon to help lead our church.  He has an M.Div, and a D.Min., and he has taught at St. Louis Christian College and Northwest Christian University. He is Jo’s husband and Micah and Samantha’s father. Sissy is his daughter-in-law and he has the world’s best grandson named Calvin.

Connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, his blog, or email.



Nan fearlessly heads up our children’s ministry.  She’s passionate about of children learning about God.  Through

experiential learning, long-term ministry goals, and family involvement, she leads our children and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus.

 Connect with her on Facebook, or email.



Shelly was born right here in Eugene, Oregon. Although, she has lived around the U.S.,
she came back to Oregon to raise her family. She is married and has one awesome teenage son.
Shelly has worked in the office for 6 years now and enjoys serving the church and community.

When not holding down the fort, she enjoys spending time with her family! email, call her at the office if you need to get in touch with her.





David Campbell and his wife, Dorothy, have been members of Santa Clara Church for over 30 years. They have two daughters and five grandchildren. Their daughter Angela and family are also active members at SCC. David recently retired from 25 years of making the best donuts in all of Eugene, but if you’re lucky you might catch him in the back of Cal’s Donuts. David enjoys fishing, bicycling, traveling, and scuba diving. Want to contact him? Give him at call (541-998-1239) or find him at church on Sundays!



Tom has been an Oregonian all of his life. He loves the area for it beauty, and all that it has to offer. He’s married to his best friend that he met while attending church camp as children. This year marks his 30th year of marriage. Tom and Ronalyn have two grown children he’s extremely proud of.

Tom would be out-of-town riding a bike everyday, if he could just figure out how to pay his bills by riding. But instead, you can find him painting vehicles in a local body shop during the week. Send him an email if you need to contact him.



Mel was born in Salem, Oregon, and is passionate about seeing people in our community strengthened in their walk with Jesus. He and his wife are happily married, and have been for over 60 years. Mel has served the Kingdom for over 30 years as an Elder. First at Westside Christian Church, and now here at Santa Clara since 1993.

You can reach him by email or by phone (541-912-2539).


Steve grew up as an MK (missionary kid) in Japan, where his parents and maternal grandparents were missionaries.  He came back to the States for his senior year in high school and graduated from Lincoln High School in Seattle.  At Lincoln, he met Merilee Owen who became his wife in 1973.  Steve graduated from Puget Sound College of the Bible in Seattle, then completed an MDiv degree at Emmanuel Christian Seminary in Tennessee.  He and Merilee have 3 grown children, 6 grandchildren, and 1 unofficial granddaughter in Jakarta, Indonesia.  Steve served for 30 years as senior minister in churches in North Carolina and Oregon.  He also taught as an adjunct professor at Northwest Christian University.  Steve holds FAA pilot certificates including Airline Transport Pilot, Commercial, Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Instrument Flight Instructor, and others.  He has flown as pilot 6,000 hours.  Steve currently is the Director of the Aviation Academy for Lane Community College, overseeing training of pilots and aircraft mechanics.  His travels have included Europe, the Middle East, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, and Japan.  His hobbies include photography, woodworking, and riding his Harley.  Steve’s passion for SCC is for he and Merilee to work alongside staff and other servant-leaders to reach the community for Christ, to grow to 500+ within 5 years (by 2022), and to help ensure SCC offers growth, service, and relational opportunities for those who are part of the church.


Ed’s roots at Santa Clara Church go back to the summer of 1957 when his parents moved to Eugene from southern California. At an early age, he enjoyed going to Sunday school, Church and attending youth group functions. Ed and his wife Sheryl were married February 9th, 1973 by Bud Palmer, the associate pastor at Santa Clara Church at that time. He first became an Elder at First Christian Church in Napa, California in 1983 about seven or eight months before moving his family back to Eugene. He was invited to join the Santa Clara eldership when Charles Crane was the pastor.
Ed enjoys working with Wes and serving the church along with the other Elders. As for hobbies, he loves to cook, read, and does a little fishing and traveling with his wife. His personal email address is: edalexander1030@gmail.com and you are welcome to contact Ed at any time.


Want to worship with us?

Coming to a new church can be intimidating. We want to help make that first time as easy as possible. On Sunday stop by the Welcome Center right inside the front doors and we will help with all your needs, from checking in your Kids, to getting you a cup of coffee. If you want click the link to the right and let us know you are coming and we will be looking out for you!