Connect with Life Groups at the Orchard



At Orchard Community Church, we'd like for you to get connected and involved in community. A great way to find community is by joining a life group. Life Groups meet at people's homes either once a week or every other week, depending on the group. During this time, you will pray for one another, study through the Bible together, and get to know one another in a different setting. Life groups are more than a Bible study; It's where community happens and supportive friendships are made!

Below is a list of Life Groups with more information. Find one that fits with your schedule and feel free to contact the leader directly or click on the connect button below. If you have any questions about Life Groups or what happens during these meetings, please contact Irma Cardoza at or Alan Palmer at


Sunday Afternoons (bi-weekly)

Life Group at The Pinkerton's
Topic: Bible Study
Leaders: James and Tonya Pinkerton
Time: 4:30-6:30 pm (bi-weekly)
Location: 140 E El Norte Pkwy. Unit 64, Escondido, CA
Contact #: (760) 670-6233
All are welcome!

Monday Evenings (weekly)

Option 1
Men’s Life Group & Monday Night Football

Topic: Disciplines of a Godly Man Study
Leader: Assad Saif
Time: 5:30-8:00 pm (weekly)
Location: 10263 Rayford Drive, Escondido, CA 92026


Option 2
Life Group at The Bittner's

Topic: Heaven
       Want to know what your future holds? Come to this life group and learn what God’s Word
      has to say about the forever home He is preparing for you: a twelve-week study of heaven.

Leaders: Mel and Jan Bittner
Time: 7:00 pm (weekly)
Location: 2326 Sunset Drive, Escondido CA 92025
Contact #: (760) 743-3172
All are welcome!

Tuesday Mornings (weekly)

Women's Life Group with Summer Saif
Topic: Book by Beth Moore
Leader: Summer Saif
Time: 8:30-10:30 am (weekly)
Location: 1068 Paula Way, Escondido CA 92027
Contact #: (760) 702-0501
FREE Childcare Provided!

Tuesday Evenings (weekly)

Option 1
Life Group at The Olsen's

Topic: Apologetics
Leader: Sven Olsen
Time: 7:00 pm (weekly)
Location: 2991 Jacks Creek Pl., Escondido CA
Contact #: (619) 708-6171
All are welcome!


Option 2
Life Group at The Vandewarker's
Group Focus: 
College Age
Leaders: Dan and Shannon Vandewarker
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: 2648 Emerald Oaks Glen, Escondido CA
Contact #: (760) 807-8376

Wednesday Evenings (bi-weekly)

Women's Life Group with Lindsey Miller
Topic: Learning Contentment by Nancy Wilson
Leader: Lindsey Miller
Time: 6:30 pm (bi-weekly)
Location: 1421 Rincon Rd, Escondido, CA
Contact #: (760) 409-7306

Wednesday Evenings (weekly)

Couple's Life Group with The Turner's
Topic: Marriage Tune Up
Leader: Pete and Cheri Turner
Time: 7:00 pm (weekly)
Location: 1884 Matin Circle unit 152, San Marcos
Contact #: (760) 519-5624

Friday Evenings (see below)

Coed Life Group at The Taylor's
Topic: "What Does The Future Hold" by Dennis Keating
Leaders: Dave and Shirley Taylor
Time: 7:00 pm (2 weeks on, 1 week off)
Location: 888 Mimosa Avenue, Vista, CA
Contact #: (760) 532-1580