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: The Contagious Christian
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 1 (weekly)

Option 1
Financial Peace University
(10 Week Course)
Topic: Stewardship Principles
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm (weekly)
Leaders: Britt & Wendy Bankson
Bankson's Location: 2933 Murcott Way, Escondido CA
Co Leaders: Louie & Lori Shapiro
Shapiro's Location: 2317 Via Cascabel, Escondido


*(2nd & 4th Monday Each Month)*

Option 2
Children's Ministry Life Group

Topic: The Contagious Christian
Time: 6:00-7:30 pm (weekly)
Leader: Summer Saif
Location: 2104 Laura Dr., Escondido

Tuesday Mornings (weekly)

Women's Life Group with Megan Cataline
Topic: Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver
Leader: Megan Cataline
Time: 9:00-10:30 am (weekly)
Location: 1068 Paula Way,  Escondido CA 92027
Contact #: (760) 535-7296
FREE Childcare Provided!

Tuesday Evenings (weekly)

Option 1
Life Group at The Olsen's

Topic: TBD
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: 6:30-8:00pm
Location: 2648 Emerald Oaks Glen, Escondido CA
Contact #: (760) 807-8376


Option 3
Life Group at The Bittner's

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

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: 1 John
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
All are welcome!