our history

Hillside Christian Fellowship started in 1999. Bruce and Dori Bannister were sent out by Christian Community Church in San Jose, CA, where they served for twenty years. They felt called to start a church that emphasized personal growth and public service. As Hillside grew, it quickly became a place where people could grow, belong and serve.


We have worked to establish a presence in the community by participating in outreach opportunities within San Benito County. Hillside has partnered with Hazel Hawkins Hospital, the County Jail, Probation, CPS, Youth Alliance and other community services. Since our establishment, Hillside has been a place where "God's Love Changes Lives." Our hope is to be a church that is transparent and relatable; bridging the gap between religion and relationship.


Our journey as a church has been filled with countless stories of miracles, answered prayers and transformed lives. It has been a great joy to watch Hillside become a vibrant, Christ-centered community where people continue to experience healing and growth. We are excited to see what God will do through Hillside in the future!


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