Who We Are

Who we are, where we come from, and where we're headed as a church family.

Who we are

The Fountain is a community of individuals who have found hope in Jesus and want as many people as possible to experience that exact same freedom. We are thankful to serve as the vessel through which the living water of Jesus flows into Visalia, and through our online ministry and missionaries that we support, all over the world.

Where we come from

The Fountain has a 160+ year heritage. We are independent and non denominational. Until 2019 we were known as First Christian Church of Visalia. It was the second church founded in the valley, and has gone from meeting in an oak grove, to a brick building downtown, to its current facility, built in 2000. Our roots are planted in the Christian restoration movement. Their desire was to focus on God himself and the central teachings of the Bible rather than continue denominational divisions, in other words, on non essentials, we can agree to disagree.

Where we are headed

Starting in 2016, we began focusing on Organic Outreach. More than ever, we are turning our focus outward into the community, working together to be intentional about sharing the love of Jesus with others.

What this means for you

Most importantly, you're always welcome at The Fountain. We're saving a seat for you. Wherever you're at in your faith journey, you'll always be accepted as part of The Fountain family.

Beyond that, if you're ready to plan your first visit, click here. If you want to learn more about our beliefs as a church, click here. Or, if you'd simply like to get in touch with a person on our team, click the button below.