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Who we are

 

LOVE GOD. LOVE PEOPLE. 


At GOC, we strive to live out our love for God in tangible ways by loving people.  We meet on-campus at College of the Canyons every Wednesday night at 7:30pm in Boykin Hall, Room 105. We also have several events + activities throughout the year, both on-campus and off campus. Come and join us! We'd love to meet you!!

P.S. - We're social! Follow us on Instagram to find out what we're up to.

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Bible study
Wednesdays @ 7:30pm

Boykin 105

 

College of the canyons

26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd

Santa Clarita, CA 91355

 

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SMALL GROUPS

Small groups are a way for the men + women of the Bible Study to dig deeper into God's Word during the week, and also get to know one another better, too.   

There are two men's small groups that meet during the week:

Monday Nights @ 7pm
Led by:  Mike Cowhick

 

Thursday Mornings @7am
Meet at Peet's Coffee
Led by: Nate Rose

 

There is currently one ladies' small group; a second one will be added later in the semester:

Every other Monday Night @ 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Led by: Joy Talcott

 

    Every other Sunday afternoon @1pm (immediately following the 10:30am service at Grace Church)
    Currently studying through "The Attributes of God" by A.W. Pink

    Led by: Cesia Lopez-Angel
 

 

To find out more about these small groups, get in touch with us using the Contact page, or send us an e-mail at graceoncampus@gmail.com.

We'd love for you to join us!!

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Calendar

  • Feb 4        Kick-off Event
  • Feb 8        Coffee Outreach @ 7AM
                 First Bible Study Back on Campus (Boykin 105 @ 7:30pm)
  • Feb 10       LEEDership Meeting
  • Feb 24-26    Spring Retreat  (cost is $85)
  • March 1      Shepherds' Conference Summit - NO BIBLE STUDY 
  • March 10     LEEDership Meeting
  • March 11     Outreach Event (Union Rescue Mission)
  • March 31     LEEDership Meeting
  • April 1-9    COC SPRING BREAK (no on-campus meeting April 5)
  • April 12     Coffee Outreach (@ COC Valencia campus)
  • April 19     GOC Cookout
  • April 28     LEEDership Meeting
  • May 3        Coffee Outreach (@ COC Valencia campus)

LEADERS + STAFF

A community is only as good as it's people, and we're blessed to have some of the best be a part of ours! Though our Bible Study is primarily student-led, we do have a few non-student leaders and staff as well. It takes a lot of help to pull off the many gatherings + events we have each week; like in any community, we all pitch in. Keep scrolling down to learn more about them!

Emily Emily was born and raised in Hollywood, and moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in 2009. She attended The Master's University and College of the Canyons, which is when she became involved with the COC Bible Study. She currently serves the Bible Study by using her love of gathering people to plan all the Bible Study's events, manage the Study's social media platforms, and meets with girls one-on-one. She is deeply passionate about urban ministry and using her gifts to help others. In her free time, you can find her planning a coffee crawl, enjoying the great outdoors, or blogging.

Emily

Emily was born and raised in Hollywood, and moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in 2009. She attended The Master's University and College of the Canyons, which is when she became involved with the COC Bible Study. She currently serves the Bible Study by using her love of gathering people to plan all the Bible Study's events, manage the Study's social media platforms, and meets with girls one-on-one. She is deeply passionate about urban ministry and using her gifts to help others. In her free time, you can find her planning a coffee crawl, enjoying the great outdoors, or blogging.

Charles + Nina Charles and Nina moved to LA from South Africa in the Fall of 2016. Charles is studying at TMS, and his desire is to be equipped for the ministry of the Gospel wherever the Lord may plant him and his family. Charles & Nina have 3 adorable kids named Stellah, Asher and Jedd who are only outdone in their cuteness by their inexhaustible energy! 

Charles + Nina

Charles and Nina moved to LA from South Africa in the Fall of 2016. Charles is studying at TMS, and his desire is to be equipped for the ministry of the Gospel wherever the Lord may plant him and his family. Charles & Nina have 3 adorable kids named Stellah, Asher and Jedd who are only outdone in their cuteness by their inexhaustible energy! 

Daniel + Kristin Daniel & Kristin met in college at COC Bible study back in 2001 and have been at COC ever since. They have been married for 13 years. Daniel is a local insurance agent and Kristin enjoys staying home with their 3 kids, Kaylee, Chase and Lexi. Their family enjoys playing soccer, all water sports, and reading Harry Potter together.

Daniel + Kristin

Daniel & Kristin met in college at COC Bible study back in 2001 and have been at COC ever since. They have been married for 13 years. Daniel is a local insurance agent and Kristin enjoys staying home with their 3 kids, Kaylee, Chase and Lexi. Their family enjoys playing soccer, all water sports, and reading Harry Potter together.

Joy Joy is originally from the beautiful beach town of San Clemente, CA. God brought her to the Santa Clarita area about 4 years ago to teach Mathematics at Grace Brethren High School. She has been a part of the COC study for 1.5 years. She love being a part of COC, where she currently leads a small group of girls. Her afternoon of choice is going on a run or playing some beach volleyball, reading in her hammock, cooking a homemade meal, and ending the night with fellowship of believers. And of course tea > coffee :)

Joy

Joy is originally from the beautiful beach town of San Clemente, CA. God brought her to the Santa Clarita area about 4 years ago to teach Mathematics at Grace Brethren High School. She has been a part of the COC study for 1.5 years. She love being a part of COC, where she currently leads a small group of girls. Her afternoon of choice is going on a run or playing some beach volleyball, reading in her hammock, cooking a homemade meal, and ending the night with fellowship of believers.

And of course tea > coffee :)

John + Charissa John and Charissa have been attending GCC since 1994 and have served in various ministries including AWANA, Exchange, and Joint Heirs.  They joined COC Bible Study in the fall of 2014 with a desire to come alongside college students and young adults to encourage them in their Christian faith.  They serve as support staff, offering hospitality, one on one discipleship, and 30 years of experience both in youth and young adult ministry.     In their spare time they enjoy hiking, backpacking, going to the beach, and other outdoor activities. They also enjoy spending time with their adult children, one of whom lives in South Africa with her husband and daughter.  They desire to serve the body of Christ by providing examples of faithfulness, love, and encouragement for younger believers and to seek opportunities for mutual edification through exhortation, admonishment, and instruction.

John + Charissa

John and Charissa have been attending GCC since 1994 and have served in various ministries including AWANA, Exchange, and Joint Heirs.  They joined COC Bible Study in the fall of 2014 with a desire to come alongside college students and young adults to encourage them in their Christian faith.  They serve as support staff, offering hospitality, one on one discipleship, and 30 years of experience both in youth and young adult ministry.  

 

In their spare time they enjoy hiking, backpacking, going to the beach, and other outdoor activities. They also enjoy spending time with their adult children, one of whom lives in South Africa with her husband and daughter.  They desire to serve the body of Christ by providing examples of faithfulness, love, and encouragement for younger believers and to seek opportunities for mutual edification through exhortation, admonishment, and instruction.

Cesia "The desire of my heart is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever, in every area of life." Although Cesia's time at COC has been brief having joined in the Fall of 2016, she has been blessed in many ways by the compelling love of our students and looks forward to growing along side of them. God has given Cesia many opportunities to witness His faithfulness and to share His love with others as a small group leader at COC Bible Study. She is a young professional practicing architecture and, having grown up in the Los Angeles area, is always eager to learn new things, try new foods and explore different places.   

Cesia

"The desire of my heart is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever, in every area of life."

Although Cesia's time at COC has been brief having joined in the Fall of 2016, she has been blessed in many ways by the compelling love of our students and looks forward to growing along side of them. God has given Cesia many opportunities to witness His faithfulness and to share His love with others as a small group leader at COC Bible Study. She is a young professional practicing architecture and, having grown up in the Los Angeles area, is always eager to learn new things, try new foods and explore different places. 

 

Mike Mike was born and raised in southern California and has been serving at COC Bible Study since 2004. He graduated from CSUN and works as a manufacturing engineer at Fralock Industries. He enjoys spending time with friends and family by sharing meals, playing sports like ultimate frisbee or soccer, playing video games, watching movies and helping people perfectly pack a moving truck. Mike helps coordinate events at the Bible Study as well as lead a small group of guys; teaching them how to study the Bible, fight sin, serve the Church and love the God who makes it all possible.

Mike

Mike was born and raised in southern California and has been serving at COC Bible Study since 2004. He graduated from CSUN and works as a manufacturing engineer at Fralock Industries. He enjoys spending time with friends and family by sharing meals, playing sports like ultimate frisbee or soccer, playing video games, watching movies and helping people perfectly pack a moving truck. Mike helps coordinate events at the Bible Study as well as lead a small group of guys; teaching them how to study the Bible, fight sin, serve the Church and love the God who makes it all possible.

Ed A native of the San Fernando Valley, Ed has been a part of COC Bible Study for the past eleven years. He has a twin brother, and is a proud uncle to three nephews. In his spare time, he enjoys reading books and drinking black coffee. 

Ed

A native of the San Fernando Valley, Ed has been a part of COC Bible Study for the past eleven years. He has a twin brother, and is a proud uncle to three nephews. In his spare time, he enjoys reading books and drinking black coffee.