North Coast Church is the largest church in North County. Outreach magazine ranked it as the 86th fastest-growing church in the nation, with 9 percent growth.
The main campus, in Vista, hosts 19 live and video worship options. The 40-acre campus features four separate worship venues, none that seat more than 1,000. It has three satellite campuses — in Fallbrook, Escondido and Carlsbad that feature video worship.
North Coast was founded in a Carlsbad home in 1976, and Larry Osborne took over as the senior pastor in 1980. Chris Brown joined him in 2004.
The church is the largest in the Evangelical Free Church of America denomination with 9,722 weekly attendees. It offers several small groups and places a strong emphasis on community service.