Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Channel Islands Vineyard (CIV) is to love God, to love others, and to introduce Jesus Christ to society itself. The vision of our church is to be first and foremost missiological in our approach. Our community is a mission field in itself, therefore, contextualization is essential so that we can successfully invite society into the CIV community. In essence; we are bridge building into the church and from within it we are sending out ambassadors that take the good news to the community and beyond.
         LOVE (in action)       FREE (not forced)     
         REAL (not fake)          MESSY (but worth it)        
                       LIFE (with love)  



Pastor Toby & Rose Preciado

Senior Pastor & Children’s Ministry Director

   Pastor Toby has been in leadership with Channel Islands Vineyard since the late 70’s when it was known as Chapel by the Sea. After retiring from “Ironworkers local 433”, Toby was brought on staff in 2001as the Worship/Arts director for C.I.V. In 2003 Toby joined the faculty of Ventura County Christian High School and taught worship, drama, video editing and journalism/yearbook.    
   Toby received excellent training in the art of interpreting Scripture accurately and contextually under the tutelage of Dr. Steve Robbins, Dr. Rick Love, Dr. Leah Coulter and Pastor Bill Coulter. With almost 40 years of experience in ministry, Toby was ordained Pastor in 2011 and took over the role of Senior Pastor of Channel Islands Vineyard Christian Fellowship.
   Rose has the experience of raising four sons and now helping with six grandsons and three granddaughters. This experience is applied every Sunday as she facilitates Children’s Ministry.