Eric is a graduate of Cal State San Bernardino and the international
School of Theology. Eric & his wife Julie have seven children and
have lived extensively overseas. They’ve served as missionaries to Russia and Malawi.
Pastor Kent Byer Pastor
Kent Byer is a graduate of Messiah College and Asbury Theological
Seminary. From 1987 to 2000, he pastored churches in Pomona and
Riverside. He is currently a teacher in
Riverside. Kent and his wife Kelly have four children.
Crest Community Church is to make joyful followers of Jesus Christ
who are loyal
to their Lord in all things and fruitful
for Him throughout their lives.
started as an intentional church plant in the Riverside area in
Spring 2003 and had its first worship service in Feb 2004. Our
desire is to experience and make known the transforming grace of
Jesus Christ. We are committed to influencing our community and
world for God.
It is our
prayer that those who attend and make Crest their Home Church will
experience a deepening of their spiritual life and that many others
will take their first steps of faith in Jesus Christ.
recognize that the community surrounding the University of California
at Riverside (UCR) is culturally and internationally diverse and
changes considerably from year to year. We desire to reflect that
diversity and also embrace the opportunities and challenges that come
If we can
answer any of your questions or if we can be of any help to you,
please contact us. We look forward to you joining us again soon,
until then, may God bless you.
Focused on reaching beyond the walls of the church with the message
of Jesus Christ.
Leaning ahead toward what God desires to do in us and through us.
– Listening to the directing of the Holy Spirit, the needs of the
community, and world at large.