WELCOME TO SOUTH HILLS BURBANK
If you have been looking for a community to belong to or connect with where you would be welcomed with no strings attached, then you have found it. We strive to be “The Perfect Place for Imperfect People” – we’re all just trying to figure life out. We hope that after you come visit, South Hills Burbank feels like a safe place for you to do that! Come as you are, sit back and relax.
INTERIM PASTOR: CHRIS SONKSEN
Lead pastors Chris and Laura Sonksen had a vision of creating churches that unchurched people would love to attend. The first few years South Hills experienced incredible growth, and in a very short time purchased their first property and began to build. Since then, South Hills has grown into a multi-campus ministry spanning several states. Chris and Laura have been married since 1991 and have two adult children, Grace and Aidan.
CAMPUS PASTOR: DAVE STEWART
Dave is married to Karrie and has 4 children ranging from 11 to 18. They absolutely love the City of Burbank and have huge hearts for their city. You can find them around the city at coffee shops, taking their dogs for a walk or simply hanging out at school activities for their kids.
When was the last time you really listened to someone–without thinking about what to say next, or glancing at your phone, or interrupting to offer your opinion? Why would you? We’re taught to speak up, speak out, use our voice, say what we think, share from the heart. And we do. What we don’t do is listen. And no one is listening to us either. Does what anyone has to say matter if no one is listening to anyone but themselves? How would we change if we even wanted to?
Such Amazing and Giving People.
The staff, pastors, and congregation are very friendly - great donuts and coffee is a plus. The music was out of this world and Pastor Dave was very insightful, comical, and inspiring. Most of all, my kids love it!
South Hills is one of the coolest churches I have ever been to. There is no pressure to be perfect, no pressure to dress nice. Just come as you are and meet some amazing people...oh and the donut holes and coffee!
I have never felt so welcomed in a church before. There is so much love for the community. South Hills takes the command to love your neighbor literally and it shows how much they love the city of Burbank. If you're looking for a home, this is that home!
It's the only church I've found that doesn't ask for anything more than for you to show love for God, for each other and for your community. The love is so abundant here and makes all the difference.
Great Biblical teaching and community! Whether you've gone to church a long time or are just checking out the church scene for the first time, you'll feel welcome!