OneLife is made up of young married couples, mostly in their 30's. We focus on building solid marriages and godly families. We meet Sunday mornings for biblical teaching, midweek in smaller Community Groups, and regularly outside of class for fun and fellowship.

Join us on Sundays at 11 am in room WC117.



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Steve Mawhorter
Pastor of Adult Ministries
Assistant: Susan Hoover


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."



Community Groups (CGs)

CGs are an important way for OneLife couples to grow in fellowship with one another. OneLife CGs are made up of young married couples, and meet in homes during the week to study God's Word, pray, and excercise the "one anothers".


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OneLife Community Group leaders are:


  • Nick Christy
  • David Field
  • Matt Fitch
  • Greg Halm
  • Scott Johnson
  • David Kellogg
  • Tim Leach
  • Peter Maclennan
  • Jeremy Pray
  • Matt Rehrer
  • Jordan Scott
  • Toby Weiss
  • Mark Wenslawski

OneLife Serves:

The Immediate OneLife Community through moving help, bringing meals to families with new babies, and seeking to meet the specific needs of others in one's community group and the class.


NorthCreek Church through participation in various church ministries, including service to the nursery and in children's Sunday School classes.


The Broader Community through participation in Operation Christmas Child, Safe Families, Homeless Ministry.


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