In 2008, four families moved together from across the country to start Echo.Church (previously called South Bay Church). They were propelled by a vision to start a church that communicated the timeless truths of Scripture in a way that could be practically applied and understood, even for those who felt irreligious and far from God.
From the first official gathering at Don Callejon School in Santa Clara, Echo.Church has envisioned becoming a church that would impact Silicon Valley with such a love and kindness that our city would be sad to see us leave. Why Silicon Valley? We wanted to start a church in a place that was diverse, influential, and had the potential to echo the message of Jesus to the rest of the world.
As Echo.Church continued to grow, in February of 2014 we launched a second campus in Sunnyvale. As we continued expanding, we sensed God leading our church to share God’s love beyond the South Bay area. On January 28th, 2018, we officially changed our name from South Bay Church to Echo.Church.
God’s miracles continued in 2020, allowing us to merge with Crossroads Church, to establish another campus in Fremont.
To this day, we continue to be part of God’s amazing faithfulness in moving through Echo.Church to encounter countless people and transforming their lives, families, and entire communities — across the Bay Area and beyond.
At Echo.Church, we strive to make an impact inside and outside our doors. We do this by focusing on four strategic areas called our Fantastic Four:
We place high value on creating excellent environments for worship and teaching of the Word of God to anyone who walks through our doors on a given weekend.
We currently have three campuses with the same weekend experience: North San Jose, Sunnyvale, and Fremont. We also have live services online.
We place a high value on small group environments, where spiritual formation can happen in the context of friendship and shared interests.
We believe that this is the best way to connect, grow, and serve while building community.
We place a high value on age-appropriate ministry where the family and the church systems work together to invest in and equip the next generation.
We believe that the partnership between the home and the church makes the greatest impact on a child’s life.
We have two primary Ministries: echoKIDS (for children 6 weeks through 5th grade) and Echo Students (for students 6th through 12th grade).
We place a high value on reaching people far from God and being mission-driven by serving the Church, community, and world.
We do this by renovating local schools and serving at city events; planting churches in unreached cities across North America; and by building partners globally in countries like Ethiopia, Nicaragua, Mexico, Mali, Brazil, Taiwan, and more.