Christian Faith Basics

  • God is the creator and ruler of the universe.
  • He has eternally existed in three personalities:
    the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • These three are co-equal and are one God.
  • The Bible is God’s word to us.
  • It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.
  • It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.
  • Because God inspires it, it is the truth without any mixture of error unparalleled worship experience, designed to connect every generation and culture.
  • Helping believers to grow towards maturity in Christ.
  • Provide an atmosphere of fellowship and community among those in the Body of Christ.
  • Present opportunities for believers to minister in their church using their natural abilities and spiritual gifts to faithfully serve God.
  • To grow God’s people both spiritually and numerically through the teaching of the Word and evangelism.

Meet our Pastor & 1st Lady

Dr. Clarence Crayton Jr has served the Oceanside community for better than 50+ years. Dr. Crayton received his Bachelor and Masters of Divinity Degree from Bethel Christian College of Riverside, and He received an Honorary Doctor’s Degree from Faith Temple Christian College of Oceanside.

Dr. Josephine Crayton has a passion for serving The Lord and His people. God has blessed her to obtain a master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from Bethel Christian College, as well as an Honorary Doctorate from Faith Temple Christian College. She is certified as a Facilitator for Prepare/Enrich Marriage Assessment, Life Innovations Inc., and Couple Communication of Interpersonal Communications Inc.

Drs Clarence and Josephine Crayton co-founded Faith Temple Ministries Incorporated on September 7, 1980 which is currently The Rise Church of Oceanside. Drs Clarence and Josephine Crayton are visionaries who live and believe in maintaining a high standard of integrity and godly character and are committed to spreading the gospel across the world. 




The Rise Church Oceanside Is A Vibrant Multicultural, Non-denominational Church. The Primary Purpose Of This Ministry Is To Proclaim The “good News” Of Jesus Christ. Being A Spirit-empowered Church, We Exist To Teach The Uncompromising Word Of God. Our Goal In Ministry Is For Our Guests And Members To Encounter A Personal Relationship With A Caring And Loving God.