Genesis Upland


Live By Faith | Be Known for Love | Sound a Voice of Hope







About Us



Who We Are


We are a community of followers of Jesus Christ, committed to live by faith, be known by love, and be a voice of hope to the world.


Our desire is to embolden one another to change the world by effectively representing Jesus Christ. Whoever you are and wherever you are in life, you are welcome here.



What We Do


We are committed to communicating the life changing truth of God’s love that has been revealed in Jesus Christ, locally and globally. We desire that his love be clearly understood in what we say as well as in the things we do. By this all people will know that we are his disciples. The best way to understand and learn about any community is to experience it on the relational level. Statements of faith can tell you what a community of faith’s beliefs are, but they can’t tell you who they are. If you’d like to discover who we are at Genesis, please come to one of our gatherings.


Core Values

1. Mission is why the church exists.
2. Love is the context for all mission.
3. Structure must submit to spirit.
4. Relevance to culture is not optional.
5. Creativity is the natural result of spirituality.



Our Pastor


Sam Scotti is the founder and pastor of Genesis in Upland. He is a passionate communicator who loves Jesus and people – and he loves connecting the two together.


He also loves tacos. And went to school with Michael Jackson. And trains dogs. And can play a mean game of Jenga. And loves Neil Young. And loves his grandkids to pieces. And can’t decide which version of the Bible is his favorite…


He lives here in Upland with his wife Corrine.



Where We Gather

Each week the Genesis community meets in Upland:

SUNDAYS 10:00am @ The Genesis Building
1043 W. Foothill Blvd. Upland CA 91786






Thank you for giving to Genesis


It is your generosity that allows us to do what we do. Every bit helps, so thank you so much for your contribution. In order for you to make your online donation, simply click on one of the two links below.


General Giving


Your gift to General Giving will go to support the general ministry needs of our Genesis Community – everything from keeping the lights on to supporting our missions work local and abroad.


Building Fund


Your gift to our Building Fund will help us be prepared for when we are able to move into a more permanent location – and remodel it to fit Gods purposes for us here in Upland.


Thank you for your support!