Our Story

42 years ago when Wally Norling started a bible study in a home in Cypress, he couldn't have imagined how it would turn into a thriving church that has had a history of blessing the community and sending missionaries all around the world. Today, our vision is still the same, to help people thrive as fully functioning followers of Christ! But as we have grown as a church, our vision has continued to expand in our community and beyond. As a result, we have outgrown our name. In an effort to unify our branches and be the local church that God has called us to be, we have changed our name to Neighborhood Church. We want to continue to be a church for our neighborhoods and to continue to encourage our church to reach out to the people around them for Jesus. We want the surrounding neighborhoods to see that this is a safe place they can call home.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who do I write my checks to for tithes and offering?

A. We are still in process, so please continue to make your checks out to Cypress Church. We will notify you when you can change your checks.

Q. I noticed that it still says cypress church in different areas, is that going to change?

A. Yes! We are super excited to begin transitioning areas of our church, both digitally and physically to a cohesive look and feel. This will come in phases as we solidify our branding and colors!

Q. Are we still affiliated with EFCA?

A. Yes! We are still part of the denomination called the Evangelical Free Church of America.

Q. Are we changing the vision of the church?

A. No, we are still helping others to thrive as fully functioning followers of Jesus Christ.

Q. Are we changing the heart of the church?

A. Nah! We are continuing to love the least, last and lost.