The Prayer Center is a place dedicated solely for prayer; either live prayer or generated through compute correspondence for the one church with many congregations, the nation and the world. The Prayer Center was designed to resemble the Garden of Gethsemane located at the Mount of Olives. When you walk in, you sense that you are joining Christ in prayer as you overlook the city of Jerusalem.
The final building of the Cathedral Campus broke ground in the summer of 2002-the second phase of the Family Life Center. This 20,000 square foot facility would become the home of the Middle school, High school and Young Adult ministries. Dedicated on October 12, 2003, the building was named after Jack and Nancy Horton, longtime congregation members who gave tremendously of their time, finances and love to see the Church flourish.
The Horton Youth Center is a fantastic addition to the campus-with state of the art media walls, classrooms, auditorium, 25-foot rock climbing wall, and much more. The very next day, after the Horton Youth Center was dedicated, the Church held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Noah’s Park, the newly renovated, state of the art 18,240 square foot playground. Features include water activities, sand play, swings, tricycle path, play structures, and a climbing rock. The Preschool was awarded a CPSI grant initiative funded by the Hewlett Packard Foundation to help fund the project.
The Church has never stopped growing, never stopped reaching to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to the community. Even after all these years, Outreach Magazine has named Cathedral of Faith one of the fastest growing and largest churches in America.
By the grace of God, the Cathedral of Faith has grown in each decade since its beginning. The Church has a heart to reach out to the community, communicating the love of Christ through service to our neighbors. One way in which we’ve done this is through education.
Beginning in 2007, the Cathedral of Faith welcomed University Preparatory Academy (UPA) to our campus. Founded by Kurt Foreman and a group of former educators, UPA’s mission is to prepare a diverse population of 7-12th grade students in the central San Jose and surrounding neighborhoods to enter and excel in the best colleges and universities in the nation, with the training to assume leadership positions in their community.
UPA’s objective is to enroll all students who are motivated and have a dream of going to a 4-year university and graduating with a 4-year degree, especially those students who may be under supported, overlooked, or under challenged in a large school environment, and would thrive in a highly intensive, supportive, and interpersonal environment.
UPA is located on the 13.4 acre beautiful campus of the Cathedral of Faith which easily accommodates over 500 students. The campus is outfitted with extraordinary learning tools and spacious classrooms. In May of 2012, UPA graduates were headed to universities like Princeton, UCLA, New York University and UC Berkeley.
Construction at the Cathedral of Faith has continued. Early in 2011, the Church began construction on a state of the art outdoor Amphitheater. The venue is used weekly as a church service site, as well as for special events, BBQs, weddings, movies and concerts. It has proved an invaluable and welcome addition to the campus.
In 2010, the Church dedicated the Walk of Faith in the front of the church. There are 53 different Scriptures contained in the Walk of Faith, all taken from the words of Jesus. These Scriptures extend all the way from the Cross, which reminds us of the work of Jesus, to the sculpture of Jesus, which reminds us of the heart of Jesus. It is our prayer that this Walk will be a place that inspires and builds faith for years to come. Let it also be a sign and a symbol on our campus that Jesus will always be front and center of all that we are and all that we do as a Church. This place is all about Jesus reaching out to the world with His love, reaching out to the world with His heart and seeing people who do not know Him become fully devoted followers. We pray that this new Walk of Faith will inspire faith in Jesus, the One who is ‘the Head of the Church.” (Colossians 1:17)
Enscribed below the statue of Jesus are these words, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."
The expansion of the Cathedral of Faith has gone past the walls of the main campus to now include satellite campuses around the Bay Area and across the world. In 2010, Pastor Ken began steps to build additional campuses, connected via video. Our first campus to open was Spanish, held at 2 p.m. on Sundays at the main campus sanctuary. Led by Pastor Ron Aleman, it has been a lighthouse to Spanish speaking members of our community. Next to open was the Morgan Hill Campus. Led by Pastor Gary Palacios, the church is thriving, with an outstanding community outreach program. Following this campus came new satellite churches in:
Milpitas, with Pastor Robert Mize
Santa Cruz, with Pastor Rommell Corpuz
East San Jose, with Pastor Gil Gonzalez
Downtown San Jose, with Pastor Rich Quiles
Sunnyvale, with Pastor Baimba John
And in 2012, the Online Campus opened, when the services began being streamed live via the Internet. Led by Pastor Daniel Herrera, the Internet campus enables the Cathedral of Faith to reach every corner of the world with the good news of Jesus Christ. The next campus(es) to open will be in the Gilroy area, led by Pastor Kent Gardiola. Only God knows how many campuses He will form.