You might not know it, but Sacramento is the most culturally diverse city in the United States...
Our heart is to touch the people of this diverse community and build bridges between the many people groups that make up the area. The Sacramento area is the fastest growing Hispanic market in the country, but is also called home by many Asians, Russians, Pacific Islanders and others who are in need of the Gospel. In the future we hope to see various ministry locations working alongside each other to reach the many peoples of the Sacramento area. CLICK HERE to see the Race Demographic of Sacramento.
The People of Latin America
At the present time our main "city" focus will be ministering to the peoples of Latin America. We feel strongly called to meet people's needs physically (Mercy Ministries) and spiritually (Evangelism, Bible Studies, Outreaches, etc.). We also want to help build bridges between the "American" churches and "Latin American" churches.
Sacramento is the state capital of California and the county seat of Sacramento County. Located in California's expansive Central Valley, it is the seventh-largest city in California. As of 2004, Sacramento had a population of 456,441. With a population of 2.5 million, the Sacramento metropolitan area is the largest in the Central Valley, and is the fourth-largest in California.
Typical of California informality, Sacramento is referred to by many nicknames. The most common names are Capital City and River City (after the Sacramento River and American River). The nicknames most used by those living in Sacramento are Sacto, Sactown or Sac.
Sacramento is the home to various sports teams, including the NBA's Sacramento Kings, the WNBA's Sacramento Monarchs and the MLB's minor league Sacramento Rivercats (Oakland A's).
Sacramento is located 80 miles northeast of San Francisco and 450 north of Los Angeles.
- Elevation: 25 feet (8 m).
- Latitude: 38° 31' N. – Longitude: 121° 30' W.
The city is located at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River, and has a deepwater port connected to the San Francisco Bay.
Sacramento has a Mediterranean climate that is characterized by mild winters and dry summers. The area usually has low humidity. Rain generally falls only between November and March, with the rainy season tapering off almost completely by the end of April. The average temperature throughout the year is 61 °F (16 °C), with the daily average ranging from 46 °F (8 °C) in December and January to 76 °F (24 °C) in July. Average daily high temperatures range from 53 °F (12 °C) in December and January to 93 °F (34 °C) in July (with many days of over 100 °F (38 °C) highs). Daily low temperatures range from 38 to 58 °F (3 to 14 °C). The average year has 73 days with a high over 90 °F (34 °C) and 18 days when the low drops below 32 °F (0 °C). Average yearly precipitation is 17.4" (442 mm), with almost no rain during the summer months, to an average rainfall of 3.7" (94 mm) in January. It rains, on average, 58 days of the year.