Who we are

We are a group of people that gathers on Sundays to worship Jesus and seeks to support one another. On Sundays you can expect music, laughter, and engaging teaching about Jesus from the Bible. We also get together during the week in Parties and Packs for the purpose of growing as a community of Jesus followers. At the heart of everything we do, Radiant Church is seeking to be a community of friends who are fascinated by Jesus and looking to reflect his goodness in our city. We hope you find a place to belong here at Radiant.

Staff

These men and women focus their time and energy on keeping Radiant Church moving forward so that every person at Radiant can grow in their gifts and use them in the work of ministry, both inside and outside the church. The staff work to carry out the vision set by the team of elders and work directly with volunteers in all areas of church life.

  • Travis Aicklen
    Travis Aicklen Lead Pastor / Elder
  • Mark Condie
    Mark Condie Pastor / Elder
  • Jerrod Turner
    Jerrod Turner Pastor / Elder Tulare Campus
  • Danny Bartlett
    Danny Bartlett Youth Ministry
  • Shon Baldwin
    Shon Baldwin Finance & Human Resources
  • Pam Evans
    Pam Evans Ministry Assistant
  • David Kline
    David Kline Facility Manager
  • Mike Young
    Mike Young Operations Director
  • Elexa Sierra
    Elexa Sierra Receptionist

History

We celebrate what God has done among us, as we look back at what started as a handful of friends meeting in a living room, and has now grown to over 800 people! It is beautiful and miraculous to see God continue to stir people with vision and faith, and to see Him extend us to plant new works around our valley, our state, and our world!

  • 2005
  • 2007
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2005

    After serving as youth pastors at Savior’s Community Church in Visalia, and also responding to opportunities to serve in a variety of different churches, Travis & Tiffany Aicklen embarked on the adventure of launching Radiant Church with a group of friends.

  • 2007

    Radiant Church begins to lease its first “official building” in North Visalia, at 110 N.E. 1st Street.

  • 2010

    Radiant begins to meet temporarily in First Presbyterian Church of Visalia, and during this time the church officially installs and ordains its first pastors/elders.  Travis Aicklen, Mike Young and Eric Riley were set in as elders and served communion that Sunday to the nearly 150 people who called Radiant their home church at that time.

  • 2011

    Radiant purchases its first building, located at 316 N.W. 3rd Street. This enabled us to put our creative touch on display within our location, and also to lean into a greater responsibility for our city. During this season the church goes to two services due to considerable growth in a fairly small building.

  • 2012

    After a long and involved conversation, Radiant joins Confluence, which is part of the Newfrontiers family of churches internationally. We are excited to join in partnership with other churches with similar spiritual DNA and values.

  • 2013

    Through God’s clear direction, Savior’s Community Church, which was started by Mark & Kathleen Condie in 1980, and was the home church for Travis & Tiffany Aicklen, joins Radiant Church. Since Travis & Tiffany grew up in Savior’s Community and left to start a Radiant 8 years earlier, this reuniting for God’s mission seemed nothing short of miraculous.  

  • 2014

    After renovations and remodel, we move into our current building, the Visalia Planing Mill, the downtown location secured by Savior’s Community in 2002.

  • 2016

    Radiant blesses and sends a small group to Sacramento to share the gospel and explore the planting of a new church.

  • 2017

    As we have grown beyond a “family-size” church, we sense God’s direction to implement church membership.

  • 2005
  • 2007
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2005

    After serving as youth pastors at Savior’s Community Church in Visalia, and also responding to opportunities to serve in a variety of different churches, Travis & Tiffany Aicklen embarked on the adventure of launching Radiant Church with a group of friends.

  • 2007

    Radiant Church begins to lease its first “official building” in North Visalia, at 110 N.E. 1st Street.

  • 2010

    Radiant begins to meet temporarily in First Presbyterian Church of Visalia, and during this time the church officially installs and ordains its first pastors/elders.  Travis Aicklen, Mike Young and Eric Riley were set in as elders and served communion that Sunday to the nearly 150 people who called Radiant their home church at that time.

  • 2011

    Radiant purchases its first building, located at 316 N.W. 3rd Street. This enabled us to put our creative touch on display within our location, and also to lean into a greater responsibility for our city. During this season the church goes to two services due to considerable growth in a fairly small building.

  • 2012

    After a long and involved conversation, Radiant joins Confluence, which is part of the Newfrontiers family of churches internationally. We are excited to join in partnership with other churches with similar spiritual DNA and values.

  • 2013

    Through God’s clear direction, Savior’s Community Church, which was started by Mark & Kathleen Condie in 1980, and was the home church for Travis & Tiffany Aicklen, joins Radiant Church. Since Travis & Tiffany grew up in Savior’s Community and left to start a Radiant 8 years earlier, this reuniting for God’s mission seemed nothing short of miraculous.  

  • 2014

    After renovations and remodel, we move into our current building, the Visalia Planing Mill, the downtown location secured by Savior’s Community in 2002.

  • 2016

    Radiant blesses and sends a small group to Sacramento to share the gospel and explore the planting of a new church.

  • 2017

    As we have grown beyond a “family-size” church, we sense God’s direction to implement church membership.

Beholding Jesus and putting his brilliance on display

by living obedient to the word of God, surrendered to the spirit of God, devoted to the mission of God so that the lost are found, prodigals return home, disciples are made, and churches are planted.

Communities

Radiant Church desires to exist as a constellation of churches throughout the Central Valley with distinct expressions in individual cities while maintaining the same core values and ministries. We want to see the heart of California filled with Word and Spirit churches that intentionally stay vitally connected with one another.

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