ABOUT OUR STORY

So that people would be awakened to a new reality in Jesus

About Pastors Adam and Keira Smallcombe
About Smallcombe Family

About Pastors Adam & Keira Smallcombe. Along with their three daughters, Madiha, Zali, and Zara, they moved from Newcastle, Australia in January 2012 in response to the call of God to plant a church in Silicon Valley. On the other side of their faith step, C3 Silicon Valley was born (now VIVE CHURCH), which currently has three locations across the Bay Area – San Francisco, Palo Alto, San Jose. Their leadership can be characterized as one of audacious faith, genuine relationship and a passionate pursuit of Jesus.

The innovative culture they have built at VIVE CHURCH will challenge many peoples’ perceptions of church. The Bay Area wide campaign they launched to start the church, “Not Religious? Neither Are We”, ended up having a global effect as many were impacted by the powerful message of a God who wants relationship, not just religious traditions. Pastors Adam & Keira are gifted and compelling communicators of the gospel and are focused on being part of revival in the Bay Area. They love nothing more than seeing people coming into a relationship with Jesus and following Him.

After 3 years of building and being a part of an incredible move of God in the Bay Area, in 2016 Pastors Adam and Keira changed the name of the church, not just to be connected to location (C3 Silicon Valley), but to be aligned with the mission. VIVE, meaning ‘to live’ in Spanish, is a declaration of the church’s mission: so that people would be awakened to a new reality in Jesus.

OUR MOVEMENT

The C3 (Christian City Church) Movement is led by Pastors Phil & Chris Pringle of C3 Church Oxford Falls and is a global movement of churches connected together by the mission to see 1000 churches planted around the world by 2020. Click HERE for more info about this movement that we are a part of.

LEAD PASTORS

About Pastor Adam Smallcombe

Adam Smallcombe


Motorcycle enthusiast, coffee connoisseur, and avid crossfit-er, Pastor Adam believes in living life to the full because that is God’s intention for us. As a youth, God ignited a passion in him to be a builder of the Kingdom of God here on earth. While studying at C3 Bible College and Alphacrusis College, he built a Youth Ministry in Newcastle from a handful of youth, to hundreds passionately pursuing Jesus. Pastor Adam is a sought after speaker locally and globally, from conferences to events to leadership workshops. His communication and pastoring style can be characterized by his humor and relentless determination to build people and pull out all God has for them. His journey so far as the founder of VIVE CHURCH has compelled him to write a book called FAUX REAL | Fear, Faith, and the Space in Between, which will be released in 2017.
About Pastor Keira Smallcombe

Keira Smallcombe


Many know her as the Velvet Hammer because of her gift of delivering the truth in love in such a compelling way. As co-lead Pastor, she is pioneering what a woman in ministry and in leadership can look like. Her preaching and pastoring style can be characterized by her extreme love and care for people, and the culture of honor that she exudes to all people. Her life has been a catalyst to the founding and incredible momentum of VIVE Women, VIVE CHURCH’s Women’s Ministry. In the past few years, she’s traveled the world preaching the gospel, but is most passionate about the local church and building leaders. She oversees VIVE CHURCH’s staff & leadership development, and is largely credited for brilliant campaigns that have reached many, including ‘Not Religious? Neither Are We.’

CAMPUS PASTORS

Pastor Vance Roush

Vance Roush

San Francisco


Former Googler & startup guy, Vance is passionate about basketball, startups, and building the church. Along with being a campus pastor in San Francisco, he acts as General Manager at VIVE CHURCH.
Pastor Kim Roush

Kim Roush

San Francisco


Kim started her career with Teach For America, and taught in the San Jose charter school system. She was VIVE CHURCH’s first employee and oversees major events like our Annual Vision Builders Gala, alongside her role as campus pastor in San Francisco. Outside of church building, you can find her hustling deals around the Bay Area.
Pastor Adam Hahn

Adam Hahn

San Jose


From managing the turf for the San Francisco 49ers, to recruiting for Facebook, Adam has a very diverse set of skills. As a San Jose campus pastor, he uses his unique Indiana wit & humor to connect and relate with people. He’s a Purdue Boilermaker, but that isn’t held against him.
Pastor Amy Hahn

Amy Hahn

San Jose


From gymnast instructor to Apple recruiter to campus pastor for San Jose, Amy has also had quite the journey here in the Silicon Valley. Her genuine love and care for people is contagious. Oh yeah, she’s also a boss at crossfit.
Pastor Amy Hahn

Luke Stewart

Palo Alto


Luke works as a tech executive and entrepreneur for a startup in the Silicon Valley during the week. As Palo Alto’s Campus Pastor, he is extremely passionate about building the community and helping others realize their potential in Christ here at VIVE Church.
Pastor Amy Hahn

Michelle Stewart

Palo Alto


Michelle works as an attorney outside of the church and was named as Silicon Valley’s Top 40 Under 40 by the Business Journal in 2014. If that isn’t enough, she also serves on the executive board for the Black Women Lawyers Association of Northern California.

OUR STAFF

Carly O'Rourke

Carly O'Rourke

Worship & Creative Pastor

Ian McDonagh

Ian McDonagh

Connect Pastor

Lizelle McDonagh

Lizelle McDonagh

Connect Pastor

Rob Graham

Rob Graham

Youth Pastor

Teri Graham

Teri Graham

Youth Pastor

Britni Grellman

Britni Grellman

Oakland Director

Jonathan Pham

Jonathan Pham

Finance Director

Amanda Lightfoot

Amanda Lightfoot

PA to Lead Pastors

Katrina Macaraeg

Katrina Macaraeg

Production Director

Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas

VIVE Film

Francesca Chang

Francesca Chang

VIVE Film

Jasmine Esmaili

Jasmine Esmaili

Graphic Design

Cassandra Denis

Cassandra Denis

Intern

Ainsley Yap

Ainsley Yap

Intern

OUR VALUES

What we believe at VIVE Church

BELIEFS

THE BIBLE

We believe the Bible is the living word of God. It is infallible, authoritative and everlasting and is the foundation of all Christian doctrine.

TRINITY

We believe in the Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The three exist in community and possess equal power and authority.

THE FATHER

We believe that God is our father. Being children of God, we will receive an inheritance of his love and grace. He is loving, compassionate and faithful to His people and His promises.

THE SON

We believe Jesus Christ is the son of God. We believe in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His victorious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, His constant intercession and in His imminent return.

THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the person and work of the Holy Spirit with His fruits and gifts available in the Church. We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a gift available to believers subsequent to the new birth, with normal evidence of speaking in other tongues.

ETERNITY

We believe in a heaven and a hell. Acceptance of forgiveness and salvation through Christ’s finished work on the cross, allows us to spend eternity with Him in heaven.

MAN

We believe that man is made in the image of God. Man was created to be in fellowship with God, however sin has separated us from the father. As a result, man cannot obtain right standing with God through works. It is only through grace that we can be reconciled to the father.

SALVATION

We believe that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. In the spiritually lost condition of all people, there is an essential need for the new birth by faith in Jesus Christ.

THE CHURCH

We believe the church is the hope of the world. The church is the community of believers gathered and the community of believers scattered. As the church works together in unity to share the gospel, she will fulfill her purpose in distributing the gospel to all men and glory to God.

VALUES

INVITATIONAL AT EVERY LEVEL
CLEAR AND CONTAGIOUS VISION
PERMISSION FOR PASSION
CALLED TO THIS COMMUNITY
WORK OUR WALK

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