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About slennertz

Dr. Steven Lennertz is Founder and Lead Pastor of Eagle Ridge Church in Menifee, California. Steve accepted Christ as his Savior and Lord in 1975 during what is known as the "Jesus Movement" at a Saturday night concert at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. As a young man, Steve worked in cabinet shops, and later obtained a Contractor’s License. He owned one of the Inland Empire’s premier cabinet shops for over twelve years. It was during this time Steve sensed God calling him into full time ministry. He surrendered to God’s leading to plant a church in Menifee, called Eagle Ridge Church in 1994. Steve has a passion for life and for helping others find their purpose. His in-depth teaching from God’s Word equips people to be effective followers of Jesus Christ. In addition to shepherding the flock at Eagle Ridge, Steve serves as a Chaplain for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Steve earned a Bachelor’s Degree from California Baptist University, a Master of Arts in Theology with a concentration in Pastoral Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Gateway Seminary in December of 2017. Pastor Steve is a native Californian; married for 40 years to Kathryn, who is also a graduate of CBU with a Bachelor, and a Masters in Education. Steve and his wife enjoy spending time with their family. They have a daughter, two sons, and they are especially blessed with nine grandchildren. You can contact Steve at

Let the Love Out – Inside Out

Faith: Unlocking the Secrets to a Fearless life

What are you investing in?

God is with you!

This Christmas season reminds us of the many promises of God. The promise that God Himself will appear in human flesh was realized when Jesus was born that starry night. The beautiful Immanuel “God is with us.” No matter what you may be enduring, Jesus is with you! This is God’s promise to all believers.

What is your view?

In a culture where the tide is constantly changing, how do followers of Christ view the current affairs of the world we live in? The Apostle Paul encourages, “And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (Romans 12:1-2 NLT).

Our view (followers of Jesus Christ), is to embrace a biblical worldview. The question I have for you is, “Do your views, ideas, and philosophies align with the Bible, or do the reflect what we are seeing in society?” As Paul said, “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world.” The blessing of having a biblical worldview translates, “Then you will learn to know God’s will for you . . .”


Invest in People

Jesus invested in people. The largest contribution He made toward people was when He died on the cross. The dividends continue to benefit countless people who embrace Him as Lord and Savior.

Gratitude is the Right Attitude

True love manifest itself in action

1 John 3:18 says, “Little Children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

Christians Are Fearless!

You don’t need to be afraid! “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”
(1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV)

Be fearless for the Lord! Allow Him to guide you, and you’ll be amazed at what you can do!

Storms Will Come!

The storms of life will come . . . are you able to stand?
We are all going to go through times of difficulty, thats a fact! When your foundation is rooted in Christ you won’t get decimated; you actually have a fighting chance to stand.
The Apostle Paul, warning the church to stand firm says, “Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.” (Ephesians 6:11-13 NLT).

Nothing makes sense unless . . .

Align yourself with a relationship with Christ. You have a purpose. That purpose is rooted in a relationship with Jesus Christ. Life, relationships and vocation will begin to make sense when you surrender to Christ.

The Apostle Paul in his encouraging word to the church said, “For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.” (Colossians 1:9-14 NKJV)