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We are a community of believers in San Diego reaching out to our city with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, reaching up to join Jesus with His message of redemption and reaching in to the world with His message of hope.




We are a community of believers in San Diego reaching out to our city with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Although geographically located in the Penasquitos area, we believe that we are commissioned to reach out to our city of San Diego.  While it is true that there are many churches in the area, CMC is unique and attracts a distinctive demographic.  We are sincere with our love for people and this community and city, and now we are reaching out to You.
Carmel Mountain Church is reaching up to join Jesus with His message of hope and salvation. At CMC we are striving to learn more about God’s salvation plan through praise, worship and the Word. Reaching the lost by sharing God’s agape love for everyone is our goal while equipping leaders to go back into the world to tell others about Jesus. With our arms open wide we are reaching up to join God in His plan for our lives.
After we have reached out to our city CMC is reaching back into the world with the Gospel message of hope and salvation. Following Jesus commandment to “go” we are empowering people then sending them into our community, city and world. With a genuine passion for Christ Carmel Mountain Church is reaching into meet the needs of real people with God’s message of hope.



Carmel Mountain Church
12788 Rancho Penasquitos Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92129 (858) 538-4262
Sunday Service at 10 am
Contact us at info@carmelmountainchurch.com
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Lead Pastor
Ken Hudson
Facility Director
Facility Director
Derrick Wagner
Campus Administrator
Tom Bicsak
Business Administrator
David Crowell
Women’s Ministry
Linda Hudson
 Worship Leader
Brooke Sanchez
 Prayer Ministry
 Maggie Turner
 Creative Arts Director
Laurie Magulac
First Touch Ministry
Derrick Wagner
Sandra Wagner
           Missions Ministry 
             MaryBeth Winkle
 Children’s Ministry
Nicole Gregory
Rel Holmes
Nancy Zone
Healing Rooms Ministry
Nancy Zone
Adult Group Ministry
Lewis Banks
Adult Group Ministry
Annia Banks
Echo Youth Leader
Alice Valle


 There are many different ways and opportunities to get plugged in at Carmel Mountain Church. You don’t have to be a seasoned pro either. If you have a heart to serve and help others you can get plugged in right away.
Youth Ministry

Sunday Sermons

Nov. 10, 2019
Savior or Lord

Nov. 3, 2019
King David – The Psalmist

Oct. 27, 2019
King David – Steal, Kill and Destroy

We hope you have enjoyed watching our Sunday service teachings. If you would like to keep watching you can find all the previous videos on our youtube channel.






Facility Director

Derrick Wagner was born near Detroit, Michigan and also lived in Scottsdale, Arizona. While in high school, he worked as a sandwich and pizza cook. At age 16, he was promoted to Asst. Manager. He volunteered at Chaparral High School’s Performing Arts Center where he worked on multiple theatre productions. Derrick briefly studied Computer Programming before enlisting in the U.S. Navy.
He served most of his 26 year naval career here in San Diego County, retiring as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. Derrick married Sandra in 1992. In 1994, they bought their condo in Mira Mesa and were simultaneously blessed with their son Nicholas. They have lived in Mira Mesa ever since.
While on active duty, Derrick earned his Bachelor’s of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University, Magna Cum Laude. In 2014, he earned his Master of Business Administration from Brandman University in with a certificate in Non-Profit Organizational Leadership.
Derrick is an avid auto enthusiast and likes to work with his hands. The Wagner’s are small business owners and have recently invested in a rental property. They like to camp and travel in their recreational vehicle and take their dogs Mitzie and Maggie wherever they go. In addition to managing the Facility, Derrick is an active member of the First Touch Ministry Team here at CMC. 
Contact email: facilitydirector@carmelmountainchurch.com