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About Us

It all started with 23 people and a lot of faith.

Canvas started in October, 2013. From before our first gathering together, we were confident that God was up to something good in San Francisco and we wanted to be a part of it.

We still believe this and want to invite you to be a part of what God is doing in our community.

Canvas Leadership

Travis Clark

Lead Pastor

Jena Clark

Lead Pastor

Our Story

Here are some key moments in our story.
23 People
Canvas started with 23 people who love San Francisco and wanted to build a community where everyone can discover full life found in Jesus. These people sold homes, left jobs, and uprooted their lives to start Canvas.
Buena Vista Park
One day while walking in Buena Vista Park, Travis and Jena sensed that not only was San Francisco where they wanted to live, but also where they would want to start a church.
New Life Church
Unsure of how we could start a church in the most expensive city in the country; New Life Church became our sending church that would help equip Canvas to not only survive, but thrive in San Francisco.
October 13, 2013
Canvas held its first gathering on Sunday, October 13th, at Presidio Theater in the Marina. Little did we know how beautiful of a community was beginning that day.
Present Day
Canvas has grown and lives have been impacted. Through the highs-and-lows, we have seen God provide. But we are confident that our best days are ahead of us.

We are committed to discovering and practicing the Way of Jesus together.

We value the way of jesus
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Be your true self. Everybody else is already taken.

we value belonging
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Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it leads people to the heart of God. As a church we embrace curiosity as sacred.

we value curiosity
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The Church is a community of people with the propensity to jack things up. The only path forward is the path of grace.

we value grace
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We stand with and for the marginalized and oppressed. We not only embrace, but are willing to get into "good trouble."

we value good trouble
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The resurrection is still the centerpiece to our faith. We believe Jesus is making all things new and we want in.

we value the resurrection
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Got questions? Here are some that we get often.

What is the Canvas community like?
One of the most common words you will hear at Canvas is "family." Although we don't do everything perfectly, we strive to be a community that you can safely belong and grow in. We are confident that if you call Canvas your church "home" that you will find far more than a service to attend, you will discover a family you belong to.
What is a Sunday gathering like?
You can expect a laid back and friendly environment. From the good coffee, safe and fun kids programs, and engaging music and teaching, we are confident that you'll have a great experience. Our gatherings run about 75-minutes.
Who can be a part of Canvas?
Everyone. Seriously, no fine print. No matter who you are, what your story is, or what you believe, there is a seat at the table for you. When we say everyone can belong, we mean everyone.
How do I get involved?
If you have already attended a Sunday Gathering in-person or online, your next step is to register for one of our monthly Belong events. During Belong, you'll hear the story and vision of Canvas, meet the Pastors, and be given the opportunity to take your next step in plugging in at Canvas.

Pointing creatives to their Creator, that they would become fully alive followers of Jesus.

Pointing creatives to their Creator, that they would become fully alive followers of Jesus.

Pointing creatives to their Creator, that they would become fully alive followers of Jesus.

Pointing creatives to their Creator, that they would become fully alive followers of Jesus.

Pointing creatives to their Creator, that they would become fully alive followers of Jesus.

Pointing creatives to their Creator, that they would become fully alive followers of Jesus.