Our Story

Our Story


WE ARE one church in multiple locations REACHING, RESTORING, & RELEASING people to live transformed lives.


We are reaching our community

Many of us get lost at sea—alone, troubled, or seeking direction in life. We are intentional to meet people where they are with compassion and offer experiences in faith that change the way we think about life because of Jesus. We amplify what matters most to help people find and follow Jesus, so they may believe that they are seen, known, loved and invited into more.


We are restoring lives through the love of Jesus

As a community we provide a safe harbor—a place where people can come as they are to be refreshed and transformed by the love, truth, and power of God. We desire to see every person in our local communities have the opportunity to understand God's joy and plan for them. Jesus is in the business of restoring people to fulfill His purpose.


We are releasing people into their purpose

Like boats we aren’t made to stay in a harbor—we are meant to live with a mission moving with the wind! We are equipped with gifts and a God-given purpose to journey life and to help others find and follow Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit. He is inspiring us to equip people of all generations to help expand His kingdom by sharing our lives changed by Jesus.

Following the Wind...

“Turn to God… that times of refreshing may come from the Lord” Acts 3:19

Whether running, walking or biking we've all experienced the what it's like to try to move against the wind. That's what life's like when we are disconnected and out of rhythm with our Creator. Our greatest successes, even our own religious attempts to reach God in our own strength can leave us  unfulfilled. Yet, Jesus' invitation is so refreshing.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

When we experience a real relationship with Him, He leads us and His Spirit moves us to become more like Him as we learn His rhythms of grace. And that's just the beginning.

“Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” Galatians 5:25

We believe that God is calling us into a new adventure that is fresh and refreshing, moving with the God's Spirit as one would sail with the wind. We hope you will join us!

Expanding the Vision

Dream Global. Church Local.

Our VISION — is to UNIFY to MULTIPLY transformational communities that help people find and follow Jesus locally and globally.

Our Values

P.R.A.I.S.E.D is our collection of values that summarize our focus on God and the culture of our church.

PARTNERSHIP: Serving as a team, valuing each other’s gifts.

REAL: A place to be real and authentically follow Jesus.

ACCESSIBLE: Meeting people where they are to bridge the gap.

INTERGENERATIONAL: Including everyone to connect all generations.

SIMPLICITY: Uncomplicating our lives to live like Jesus.

EMPOWERED: Holy Spirit filled, while balanced in the Scriptures.

DISCIPLING: Investing in and apprenticing others as a way of life.

How it started

We've been on a journey and the adventure continues.

Danny and Jenny Bennett, driven by a heartfelt calling, embarked on a beautiful journey of planting churches. Their adventure began in 2010 when they relocated to Santa Cruz to plant Santa Cruz Hope Church which began with a small group of friends in a small house near Pleasure Point. Through this courageous leap, countless hearts have joyfully embraced the path to find and follow Jesus.

As their vision blossomed, they were blessed with a new home—a welcoming building in Soquel, marking the evolution into "Hope Church" from its humble beginnings at Del Mar School. Shortly thereafter, the warmth of Hope Church extended to Scotts Valley, creating yet another place of connection. The multiplication extended in 2020, when the Gruber family were sent out to plant “All City Church” in Portland, Or. Then in 2021, the Bennett’s were entrusted with shepherding The Coastlands Church in Aptos, a community steeped in a rich 37-year history of nurturing leaders and birthing new congregations.

This pivotal moment marked the beginning of a harmonious partnership between Hope and Coastlands, giving rise to Tradewinds Church—a unified family flourishing across multiple locations. Consider this your personal invitation to join the adventure!

Anchored to a larger family...

We are connected to the Foursquare Church, a global family that was started over 100 years ago. 

Where we are headed...

The beauty and wonder of the tradewinds is that they are a global phenomenon that have been used for centuries for importing and exporting. We are an importing and exporting church! How cool is that?! The tradewinds have been blowing since the creation of the earth. They are how Paul was propelled on his missionary journeys. We are on a new journey together, living on mission with an acceleration of His Spirit, like wind filling our sails.

We want to invite you to get in the flow with us! We are a people who live life to the fullest when aligned with our creator, moving with the wind! We are a people who are born of the water and the wind (Spirit)!