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The Main Place had a modest beginning many years ago in the business park across from the Main Place Mall. That’s actually where the name comes from – God’s place is the Main Place to be! Pastor Rich Mathisrud and wife Joan started out with just a few members walking by faith. The church has steadily grown over the years and has planted many churches. The Vision since 2000 has been to plant 20 churches in 20 years. Now in 2008, the Main Place is opening The Village Church and Theater located in Orange. The Village Theater a historic landmark has received a complete renovation by the Main Place and is primed to be a fun venue for sharing the Gospel.

About Pastor Rich Mathisrud

Pastor Rich and his wife Joan founded MPCF in 1987. They have been church starters in Canada, California, and Mexico with a vision to start 20 churches by 2020. Their philosophy of ministry is to keep it simple safe sincere and strategically small