CR Pendleton




CR is the Strategic Pastor of Vista Community Church. He and his wife Stephanie along with their three children Story, Bastian and Chael have been a part of the Vista family since 2008 and CR has been on staff since 2012. Prior to his time with Vista, CR worked for many years in music production, building a multi-site nationwide studio chain, producing and writing several charting songs and receiving three Gospel Music Association Dove Award Nominations for his production work. In the years before working in the music industry he was highly involved in youth ministry, serving on staff for various Christian organizations and even beginning a track towards ordination. He has since returned to that endeavor and obtained a Masters of Theological Studies degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

In his role at Vista, CR oversees most aspects of the public interface with the organization specifically in the creative arenas of branding, communications, and production technology. In addition to these areas he also equips musical worship and student ministries, two areas that he feels greatly connect to his heart’s mission.