Who We Are
Canyon Church is a non-denominational, multi-site church that was founded in 2019. Today, Canyon is part of a body of churches under the umbrella of Real Life Church Ministries, led by our lead pastor Rusty George.
With churches in Canyon Country, Simi Valley, Valencia and a large online community, Canyon wants to help people find and follow Jesus by being an irresistible church to the unchurched.
We do this by having casual environments, amazing community events, ministries for every stage of life and understanding that we are not perfect people, but can be made perfect with the help of others and through the love of Jesus.
Rusty is a global speaker, leader and teacher focusing his message on helping people find and follow Jesus. Rusty has also written several books and writes regularly here at pastorrustygeorge.com.
Aside from being a loyal Chiefs, Royals and Lakers fan, Rusty is first and foremost committed to his family. Rusty has been married to his wife, Lorrie, for over twenty years and they have two daughters, Lindsey and Sidney. As a family they enjoy walking the dogs, watching the Food Network and playing board games together.
Cole grew up in Texas around Dallas-Fort Worth and began following Jesus halfway through college after a near-fatal accident. He went on to finish his studies at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Mo where he met his lovely wife, Kelly. After graduation, Cole and Kelly moved to Canyon Country, CA to be part of Real Life Church Ministries. At the same time, Cole continued his studies at Fuller Theological Seminary and has since finished his M.A. in Theology and Ethics.
Canyon Country has always been Cole and Kelly’s California home. They have a big heart for their community and are thrilled to be a part of a new church that is for Canyon Country! They both love sports, the outdoors, and spontaneous, long walks around Disneyland.