About Us

Resurrection Church North County

We have a new identity to better meet the needs of our new community location.   Resurrection Church North County speaks to who we are in Christ and the mission field we serve for His sake.


Fr. Bill Gandenberger

Fr Bill has been our Rector and Pastor since August 2012. 

Mothers' Day

Mothers' Day 2018

Some of the women of Resurrection North County, celebrating Mothers' Day.


Our Vision


"We will see God act through our church family, transforming people within North County."

Our Mission


Gathering, Equipping, Sending

Our Purpose

"To Proclaim Jesus as The Way, The Truth, and The Life."

What We Believe


The Way

Our way is to be people who try to balance our focus and energies upward to God, outward to the world around us, and inward to the members and ministries of our Church. We are a local church with national and international connections, united by common forms of worship that are both ancient and modern.


The Truth

We are built upon the Truth found in the revelation of God and His love for us described in the Bible. The truth is that we are not a perfect Church, yet we are learning to trust Jesus Christ and follow His guidance.


The Life

Our Life attracts members from all parts of North County. We have families and singles, youngsters and seniors, visitors, new & long-time members, and those from various church backgrounds. Yet, with all that diversity, we enjoy one another, sharing our lives and our faith.


Fr Bill Gandenberger presents the homily at the 2013 Kingdom Conference

Our History

Resurrection Church North County

was founded as The Anglican Church of the Resurrection (or "ACR") in September 2006.

At that time her first pastor and a group of dedicated lay leaders met as guests of another Church (the Community Christian Church in San Marcos) and re-dedicated themselves to Christ, pledging to form an Anglican Church that would conform to the doctrines and discipline of the orthodox Anglican Communion.

The first service was held the following Sunday, with more than 250 people in attendance. ACR grew and matured in that first year and on January 6th, 2008, she moved into her own space on Vallecitos de Oro in San Marcos, staying for 8 years, and then relocating for 2 within the San Marcos Seventh Day Adventist property.

In August 2012, the Rev. Canon William (Bill) Gandenberger began as the current Rector and Pastor. The congregation, soon thereafter, discerned the Vision that drives our congregation into the future: “We will see God act through our church family transforming people in North County.” In May of 2018, the congregation moved to its current location at 1920 Shadowridge Drive, Vista.


Please join us as we share our vision and our future together proclaiming Jesus as the Way, the Truth, and the Life. 





The Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) 

Resurrection North County is a congregation within the Anglican Church in North America, which unites 112,000 Anglicans in nearly 1,000 congregations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico into a single Church. The ACNA is recognized as a province of the global Anglican Communion, by the Primates of the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans who shepherd more than 60 million members worldwide.  The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach is Archbishop of the ACNA.


The Anglican Church in North America is in the mainstream, both globally and historically, of Christianity – the biblically-faithful way of following Jesus and being part of the “One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.” As Anglicans, this orthodoxy is defined by and centered on our church’s classic formularies – the Book of Common Prayer, including the Ordinal, and the Thirty-nine Articles – which all point back to the authority of the Holy Bible and articulate foundational principles of the Anglican tradition throughout the world.

Learn more about the structure of the Anglican Church in North America here:  http://www.anglicanchurch.net/   


Diocese of Western Anglicans

The diocese comprises more than 25 parishes in California and 7 States in the West. The Right Reverend Keith Andrews is the Bishop of the Diocese of Western Anglicans.  http://www.westernanglicans.org/ 


San Diego Anglicans

Our San Diego region is composed of almost a dozen parishes who meet monthly with their own organizational charter and officers in order to support one another in our ministries.  http://www.sdanglicans.org/