The Packinghouse Christian Fellowship

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The Packinghouse Christian Fellowship
Location 840 San Bernardino Avenue
Redlands, CA
Pastor(s) Ed Rea

The Packinghouse Christian Fellowship is a Christian church located in Redlands, California. It was established in 1979. The fellowship also includes a Christian school called Packinghouse Christian Academy. The church's former name was Calvary Chapel Redlands with its first pastor being Don McClure.

The senior pastor of the church is Ed Rea. The vision at The Packinghouse Christian Fellowship is "Knowing God And Making Him Known." While being strongly evangelistic, Pastor Ed teaches one Saturday evening (6:30 p.m.) and three Sunday morning services at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Pastor Greg Opean teaches the Wednesday (7p.m.) and Sunday evening (6:30 p.m.) services.

At the beginning of each service, the Packinghouse Worship Band a Christian Rock Band performs well known Christian rock songs. Every week the Packinghouse invites a known Christian artist. They have already had Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns,Newsboys, Sonic Flood, Phil Keaggy, Jars of Clay, etc.. Each service is streamed live on the church website in a webcast and can also be viewed in an archived format.


Packinghouse Redlands hosts a lot of ministries. They include:

  • Jr. High Cutting Edge Ministry
  • High School Ministry
  • MBF- Men's Bible Ministry
  • Women's Bible Study
  • Zero Thread- High School Youth Group
  • Men's Breakfast and devotion
  • Evening Women's Study
  • New Wine Fellowship
  • Young Married Couples


In 2005, the church decided to start a new building plan on the same property, the church property is now 27 acres (110,000 m2). The new building's facilities include a wired Coffee shop, Cafe and Bookstore. The main sanctuary contains movie theater style seating with a large clear view balcony offering combined comfortable seating for 3,000 people. The sanctuary includes two large video screens and a fully equipped stage with full surround sound throughout the entire church. The fellowship also has an adjacent outdoor amphitheater where evening services are often conducted during mild weather. Harvest Pastor Greg Laurie and Don McClure dedicated the new building. The old Sunkist building is currently used for the Packinghouse Christian Academy.

Packinghouse Christian Academy[edit]

Packinghouse Christian Academy (formerly Calvary Chapel Christian School) is located in Redlands, California at 27165 San Bernardino Avenue. It is located in the former Sunkist Citrus Packinghouse named the Crown Jewel, which is how the school got its name. The school is also adjacent to the Packinghouse Christian Fellowship. The school's principal is Jeff Lindeman. The school includes kindergarten through twelfth grade. The school's mascot is the California Grizzly and their colors are red, gray, and white[citation needed]. The school has a skilled and caring group of teachers that loves kids. School starts at 8:20 a.m. and ends at 2:55 p.m. 5th Grade student won regional writing competition 2009.

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