About Us

Why We Exist

We exist to point creatives to their Creator, that they would become fully alive followers of Jesus.

Scroll down to meet our leadership and to learn more about the story and values of Canvas.


Our Pastors


Co-Lead Pastor

Jena Clark

Co-Lead Pastor

The best is yet to come.

For the past decade, we've been on an incredible journey as a church community in San Francisco. Here's the short version of Canvas's story.
23 people move to San Francisco.
From 2012-2013, twenty-three people moved into the heart of San Francisco to start a new faith community called Canvas.
We launched on October 13, 2013
On Sunday, October 13th, 2013, Canvas held it's first public gathering at Presidio Theater on Chestnut St.
Our growing community moved to Marina Middle School
Canvas is thriving as a community and eventually outgrew the Presidio Theater and moved to Marina Middle School. This allowed Canvas to have more room to grow and to partner and serve the faculty at Marina Middle School.
Our largest gathering yet.
On Easter Sunday, 2019, Canvas had it's largest Sunday gathering yet with over 800 people in attendance. Canvas had grown immensely from the original 23 people started the Church.
The pandemic changes everything.
In March of 2020, Canvas moved their entire community online during the Pandemic. It would be the beginning of a difficult season full of loss and change as we navigated the effects this global pandemic would have on San Francisco and Canvas.
After over 60 weeks we are able to gather again.
After 60+ grueling weeks of not being able to gather, Canvas held it's first Sunday gathering at Southside Theater at Fort Mason. Over 70% of our church had moved out of the City during the pandemic and this marked the beginning of a season of rebuilding.
God provides our first long-term home as a church.
After nearly a decade of being a portable church, God opened a door for Canvas to have a long-term home in the iconic and beautiful Presidio.
Canvas turns ten!
On Sunday, October 16th, we celebrated turning ten years old. It has been an incredible and impactful first ten years. But we believe that our next ten years will be our best ones yet.
We launch our boldest vision yet: the Here To Stay campaign.
When Canvas started in 2013, our vision was to create a common space that would work for the common good of San Francisco. After ten years, we are stepping into that vision with the launch of the Here To Stay Campaign.
What we believe

These are the beliefs that matter most to us.

About Jesus
Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we can have life.
About Humans
We believe that all humans are made in the image of God and is worth of love, dignity, and honor. While no human is perfect, the first word that God declares about humans is "good." So we believe in original human goodness and seek to see that in all people. Additionally, as image bearers of the creative God, we believe that all humans are created to create in partnership with God. Our aim is to help empower people to create a future worth fighting for and to build the Kingdom wherever they are.
About The Bible
The Bible is a sacred, mysterious, and historical collection of ancient books of various literary genres. While it was written by human authors, we believe it was done so under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit and is vital in guiding the follower of Jesus into what it means to be fully alive.
About The Church
The Church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.
About Justice
We believe that God is for the oppressed and fighting for the marginalized. As a community we believe that justice is not just a social issue, it is a Gospel issue. We are committed resisting all forms of injustice that degrades or diminishes the value or dignity of a fellow human who bears the image of God. In short, we believe where there is justice there is Jesus. So we will continue to show up and do the hard work of justice in our world.