After forty years of service at the Free Methodist Church of Santa Barbara, Rev. Denny Wayman has retired.

Under Bishop Matt Thomas and Supt. Larry Walkemeyer's leadership the best candidates in the nation were considered for this lead pastor position, and two were interviewed by the Ministerial Appointments Committee of the Free Methodist Church in Southern California. They have unanimously chosen Rev. Colleen Hurley-Bates. Your delegates then met with Supt. Larry and the candidate and have enthusiastically affirmed the decision of the Ministerial Appointments Committee. 

Watch Rev. Denny Wayman's announcement of our new lead pastor and the church's response below: 

Read about why Rev. Denny Wayman, after forty years of service, decides to retire this year: 

Annual Meeting, March 2016

It's been a great year of ministry. Attached you will find the staff reports highlighting the great things happening in their areas of ministry. You will also find Pastor Denny's fortieth annual report to the church as well as Pastor Colleen's introduction of exciting plans for the future!

Rev. Denny Wayman's Report
Rev. Colleen Hurley-Bates' Report
Rev. Doug Ranck's Report
Rev. Danielle Garcia's Report
Rev. Ruth Loomer and Assist. Pastor Rich Sander's Report
The Report from Cheryl Wayman, LMFT