People Matter To Us

Unite Church is a uniquely diverse church that desires everyone to come as they are. It was founded on a desire to unite the people of Pasadena with God and with others. In 2014, Lead Pastor Jeff Snodgrass, felt a tug on his heart to do something he “would never do”- plant a church. Over the next several years, he started taking the necessary steps and God started paving the way to one of the most diverse cities in America, Pasadena, CA.

In 2015, Jeff asked God to provide a worship pastor and along came Ashley Beckford. Jeff and his wife Julie, along with Ashley and her husband Lance, decided to take a bold step of faith. The statistics were daunting: 1 in 2 church plants fail. But taking the risk was worth it if they could win even one for Christ. They left the comfort of their jobs and community to follow the call that God had placed on their lives.

In April of 2016, Unite Church had its first core team meeting. They prayed. They worshipped. And they asked God to go before them. What has followed has been an incredible journey of God's faithfulness and provision. A church that started with a small thought is now striving to unite people into a genuine, hope-filled relationship with God and genuine community with others.

Unite Church officially launched on March 26th, 2017, and is now meeting weekly at Daniel Webster Auditorium at 11am. Be a part of the journey and help UNITE Pasadena.


Donte Witherspoon


Jeff Snodgrass
Lead Pastor


Ashley Beckford


Our values are the guiding principles that define the behavior and action of Unite Church. They help to develop a clearer sense of purpose as well as help define what is most important.


We believe that relationships can help us navigate life, therefore we will stay connected to one another in genuine community. We support and care for each other through the good, bad, and downright ugly parts of life. 


Focus keeps us centered on our vision and values while we strive for excellence in all that we do. We will equip the people that God has entrusted us with and encourage them as they journey towards God.


We believe that everything we have comes from the Lord and generosity changes lives, both ours and others. We want to live in a way that creates margin for us to share our time, talents, and treasures.


We are a multi-ethnic, multicultural, inner-generational church that strives to create a picture of Heaven here on earth. We seek to value and celebrate the unique diversity of each individual. 


We believe that courage is an outward display of our faith, so we choose strength in the face of fear, pain, grief, and the unexpected. We will boldly risk it all to reach those who are disconnected from God.