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About this Church Plant

Six years ago, when Kyle and Stephanie moved to Oakland, CA, one of the most racially and economically diverse cities in the country, they knew God was calling them to plant a multi-ethnic church. They just didn't know how God intended to do that through them. 

In June 2018, their mostly white downtown church plant comprised of young professionals newer to Oakland merged with a church planted by Bernard Emerson and his wife Kim--a multigenerational black church plant comprised of Oakland locals. God wove these churches together to create a multicultural, multigenerational, economically diverse church plant of locals and newcomers in a great city often divided across these lines. This new church is called Tapestry. 

Kyle and Bernard are passionate about empowering formerly incarcerated men and women who are returning home. That's why they started the Siafu Men's Leadership Home with the help of World Impact to house and train men from the church inside San Quentin Penitentiary to be the next urban church planters and pastors. 

Kyle and Stephanie live in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland, a vibrant district comprised of 60-70% Spanish speaking neighbors. They love hosting and hospitality and pray that God will use their home to make sacred space for their neighbors.