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About Us



MISSION ISLA VISTA is an umbrella for Jesus Burgers, Isla Vista Worship, Sunday gathering, community homes, missionaries and much more. 

Everything we are in IV & the reason why we exist in IV is for the glory of God and the good of our city. Whether that's 14 of us living together on Del Playa, serving Mac & Jesus in the park or gathering on Sundays!



- Nearly 30,000 people in 1 sq. mile, mostly students.
- A combination of University of California, Santa Barbara & Santa Barbara City College students.

- One of the top party schools in the nation.
- Facilitates community exceptionally well due to its culture and set up.
- Large turnover of students allows for an ability to influence many.
- High impact time in young people’s lives.


We believe God has called us here to see this city transformed by the grace, love, and light of Jesus Christ. And we want to invite others to join us on this mission!


After obtaining a ministry house in the middle of Del Playa Dr. (an ocean front street infamous for its weekend party scene), a group of young people began to meet together on Sunday mornings in the front yard of the house to have a church service.


Our main outreach ministry, Jesus Burgers, came out of this desire, and has been going strong since 2001. We faithfully pass out around 200 free hamburgers to hungry party-goers every Friday night with a mission to love on them and bless them, expecting nothing in return. The city has grown to love and deeply appreciate this ministry.


Community living is another staple for MIV, as we have had a number of community homes over the years. The city of Isla Vista, a very densely packed square mile of approximately 30,000 people (mostly students), lends well to community. Isla Vista has a very laid back atmosphere as a college beach / surf town.

Contact Us

PO BOX 8322

GOLETA, CA 93118

Tel: 805-556-8776

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