Frequently Asked Questions

What are the people like at Sunrise?

People from all backgrounds, ethnicities, age groups, and income levels call Sunrise Church their home. People tend to "stick" at Sunrise Church, often after the first visit, in part because the people demonstrate a friendly, welcoming spirit. If this is your first time visiting our website, click here to read about how your first time experience will be at Sunrise.

What's the worship music like?

Our church has a contemporary, energetic and dynamic musical style that leads people into the worship of God. Our focus in our weekend services is on passionate celebration and giving God praise and honor through our collective worship. Different styles and genres of music are employed in order to create an atmosphere that invites people from every generation, ethnicity and background to worship God. People that attend a worship service at Sunrise often remark it is not a passive encounter, but a truly engaging experience.

What's the teaching like?

The messages from the worship services stay true to God's Word, but also connect with people where they're at. The teaching at Sunrise leads people to connect with God and grow in their faith.

Will I be asked to do or say anything publicly?

No. We want you to relax and enjoy the service.

How big is Sunrise Church?

Current attendance at our Rialto Campus is around 5,000 people.

Do you have a Spanish Service?

Yes, please click here to access the Spanish page.

Who is the pastor?

Jay Pankratz has served Sunrise Church as the senior pastor since 1989. Gerardo Zavala serves as the Spanish campus pastor.

Do you send a church news email?

Yes, you may sign up on the home page or by clicking here.

Is Sunrise Church affiliated with any organization or denomination?

While Sunrise Church does not formally belong to a denomination, we do affiliate with Southern Baptist Convention.

What is the leadership structure at Sunrise Church?

Sunrise Church is led by a godly group of elders.

How can I begin a spiritual relationship with God?

By receiving Jesus Christ as your Savior. We can help you get to know God. If you stop by the Spiritual Growth table in or near the lobby, we'll pray with you and can give you a "Coming to God" packet.