about us

Welcome To The Rise Church Online

Josephine and I are so honored that you would take the time to stop by our virtual home. We are thankful that technology allows us to connect with God’s people across the globe. God has called us to impact the world by sharing the gospel and showing people the Agape type of love. Though we cannot physically touch you, by visiting this site, we believe that you will have an encounter with God that will cause an unforgettable experience! 

Drs. Clarence & Josephine Crayton Jr.


The Rise Church Oceanside is a vibrant multicultural, non-denominational church. The primary purpose of this ministry is to proclaim the “Good News” of Jesus Christ. Being a Spirit-empowered church, we exist to teach the uncompromising Word of God. Our goal in ministry is for our guests and members to encounter a personal relationship with a caring and loving God.


  • God is the creator and ruler of the universe.
  • He has eternally existed in three personalities:
    the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • These three are co-equal and are one God.


  • The Bible is God’s word to us.
  • It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.
  • It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.
  • Because God inspires it, it is the truth without any mixture of error unparalleled worship experience, designed to connect every generation and culture.


  • Helping believers to grow towards maturity in Christ.
  • Provide an atmosphere of fellowship and community among those in the Body of Christ.
  • Present opportunities for believers to minister in their church using their natural abilities and spiritual gifts to faithfully serve God.
  • To grow God’s people both spiritually and numerically through the teaching of the Word and evangelism.

Meet Our Pastor

Dr. Clarence Crayton Jr has served the Oceanside community for better than 50+ years. Dr. Crayton received his Bachelor and Masters of Divinity Degree from Bethel Christian College of Riverside, and He received an Honorary Doctor’s Degree from Faith Temple Christian College of Oceanside.

Clarence and his wife Josephine found Faith Temple Ministries Incorporated on September 7, 1980. Dr.'s Clarence and Josephine Crayton are visionaries who live and believe in maintaining a high standard of integrity and godly character.