Groundbreakers (late 40's to 50's) meets every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. in the Worship Center, room 119/120. If you would like to get plugged in, the best way to do so would be to join us on any given Sunday for a time of teaching, prayer, and community

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Steve Mawhorter

Pastor of Adult Ministries


Married Sue in 1982; two children – Mike and Chrissy, and two grandchildren, CC and Siah. I came to Christ at the age of 15 through the ministry of Al Siebert, the Executive Director of Youth For Christ, in Long Beach. Following graduation from Millikan High in Long Beach, CA, I served in ministry with Al for the next six years. I served the next two years with Seal Beach Grace Brethren Church as the College Director before moving from Southern California to Walnut Creek in 1984. I began attending Evangelical Free Church (which we now call NorthCreek Church) in the spring of 1984 and have been here ever since. My involvement in this church has included the Adult Teaching Core, Leadership Teams for our Adult Sunday class, Director of Men’s Ministries for four years, and finally, the Pastor of Biblical Counseling, beginning in 1998 to 2017. In 1994, I left the business world (Hedge fund manager in bonds, currencies and commodities) and began preparing my heart and head to enter what has been a lifetime dream for me: that of being in ministry on a full-time basis. I currently serve as the Administrative Pastor.  I am very grateful for all those who have influenced me in such great ways over the many years of ministry, especially Al Siebert and Jon McNeff. It is my hope that your experience with our ministry leads you toward the joy God has planned for you, that abundant life that Jesus spoke of in John 15:11 – "These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full."


Assistant: Susan Hoover

NorthCreek Community Groups

Community Groups (also known as CGs) are a key way to grow in your relationship with Jesus Chris along with others. They meet all over the East Bay. A key part of NorthCreek's mission is to walk in love, regularly meeting together with other believers for study, fellowship and prayer. This is a great way to do this!

Goal of CGs

The goal of these groups is to live out Acts 2:42 ("And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer"), through:

  • Teaching: growing in our knowledge and application of God’s Word
  • Fellowship: growing with God’s people
  • Prayer: growing in our relationship with and dependence on God

Who, What, When, Where

The Community Groups at NCC all look different. Some CGs are larger and meet on campus, others are smaller and meet in homes. Some CGs are made up primarily from one LifeStage, others are a multi-generational mix. Some groups discuss Sunday's Sermon, others move through a topical curriculum, others do an inductive study of a book of the Bible. Some meet weekly, some meet bi-weekly; and there's a CG to fit almost any schedule. If you would like to get plugged into a group, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.