Founded in 1912, and originally named Stockton First Church of the Nazarene, AXIS represents an opportunity for anyone to fully know Christ and make Him fully known to the greater Stockton community

When Jesus intersects our lives, He changes the very trajectory of everything we do and who we are.

Renee Bennett Lead Pastor

Life verse: Galatians 2:20 

What We Believe

We are proud to be a part of the Church of the Nazarene

...which is the largest denomination in the classical Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. What distinguishes the Church of the Nazarene from most other Christian denominations is that of entire sanctification. Nazarenes believe that God calls Christians to a life of holy living, one that is cleansed from original sin and filled with a love for God and humankind. 

Our Vision

We aim to make an impact in our community's schools...

We believe in supporting our community's educators and getting connected into schools where we can come alongside children and make Jesus known to them. We call this AXIS Impact. We hope to impact lives in our schools through multiple avenues by being the presence of Christ to teachers, students and the families that we serve through this program! 

Our Community

We aim to make Jesus known in the Stockton Community

Located in the Victory Park neighborhood of Stockton, we serve a diverse population with members who come from all walks of life. We are committed to serving our community with a missional heart so that others will experience Christ through the calling of His church.

Meet The Team

Mark and Renee Bennett

Lead Pastor

Worship Leader

Curtis and Alyssa Bechtold

Board Member




Nick Schonn

Greeting Team

Board Member

Lynda Rose

Greeting Team

Hospitality Ministry

Board Member


Tami Sanchez

Finance Committee

 Board Member