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Who are we?

About radiant church

Radiant is a church that exists in two communities (Tulare and Visalia) committed to becoming the kind of people described in the New Testament that puts the brilliance Jesus Christ on display in our neighborhoods. We are a people of genuine relationships, joyful worship, and engaging Bible teaching; a people who are responsive to the Holy Spirit, obedient to God’s Word and equipped for the mission Jesus has given us.

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The 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.

Pastor / Elders

TRAVIS AICKLEN

LEAD PASTOR / ELDER

MARK CONDIE

PASTOR / ELDER

Danny Cantelmi

community PASTOR / elder

LARRY SCHMIDT

ELDER

Gunnar Avinelis

ELDER

Central Support

Mike Young

Operation director

Shon Baldwin

finance director

Forrest Cavale

Communications Manager

Ministry Support

Danny Bartlett

youth director

Kassi Hampel

Kids Coordianator

Erin Largoza

Jr. High Director

David Kline

facility manager

Tiffany Aicklen

Women's Ministry

Josie Jimenez

Gap year coordinator

Glenn Power

Bible teacher

Monica Stahl

worship director

how did we get here?

the history of radiant church

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!

church is planted

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.

2005
first building

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

2007
first elders

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.

2010
growing up

Radiant purchased 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 greater responsibility for our city. During this season the church goes to two services due to considerable growth in a relatively small building.

2011
joins confluence

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.

2012
merge with savior's

Through God’s clear direction, Savior’s Community Church, 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
Sacramento plant

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

2016
membership

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

2017
Radiant Tulare

Radiant Tulare is launched.

2018
Sanctuary Church

Sanctuary Church is planted in San Francisco

2019
Tulare Elders

Radiant Tulare officially installs its first elders.  Ryan Turner and Sam Mendes were set in as elders to serve the over 150 people who called Radiant Tulare their home church.

2022

We seek to put Jesus’ 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...

lost

are
found

Prodigals

return
home

disciples

are
made

&

&

Churches

are
planted