Lead Pastor Lorenzo Smith has lived in Los Angeles since 2009 and served for several years as the Executive Pastor at Reality LA in Hollywood. In 2015, Collective Church officially launched with a missional focus on LA’s Westside, desiring to be a community of people following Jesus and living as embedded missionaries to reach people and make disciples.
There are over 530,000 people living in the 23 neighborhoods that make up the Westside. Many are young professionals and work in entertainment and the tech industry. While there is some openness to spiritual things, there is no affinity for Jesus or sense of cultural Christianity. It is here that Collective Church seeks to connect people to meaningful community, care, and discipleship.
Lorenzo and his wife, Isabelle, are committed to living on the Westside for the long-term, raising their daughters, building relationships with their neighbors, and leading this church community.