Welcome to Apostolic Worship Center!

Hello and welcome to our site! We're glad you stopped by. We are a growing and exciting Church in the Northern San Joaquin Valley. AWC is filled with wonderful people from all walks of life and a variety of backgrounds. We are people just like you! We are convinced that we need wisdom and love beyond our own limited capacities. During our worship services both young and old learn principles for successful living. Our teachings are practical teachings you can apply to real life issues not only on Sundays, but every other day of the week. Families who come to church together are strengthened in their commitment to God as well as to each other. We also believe that King Solomon was right when he wrote "Train up a child in the way that he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it" (Prov. 22:6). At AWC we're committed to having age appropriate classes for children of all ages. What better foundation can you offer your child for a happy life? Please take a moment to check out all of our features, explore the ministries, and get to know our team. While we don't claim to be perfect, we pray you will find us to be friendly and encouraging.


Senior Pastor Ezequiel D. Barron

2016 AWC Mission

Maturity & Unity in 2016

Our Core Values

Apostolic Worship Center DNA Consists of four core values:


First and foremost we must love God with all that we are


We strive to continually grow in faith and mentor others in the knowledge of Jesus Christ


We commit to display God's love through our service to others


Standing still is not an option, we must go and make a difference in the world

Our Ministries (Connect)

All our ministries are designed with YOU in mind!

Acts 29 Young Adults

George & Alexis Retana

AXIS Youth High School

Moses & Noemi Amaya

Soul on Fire Juniors

Michael & Linda Ovantes

AWC Kids

Cynthia R. Barron

Music Department

Sammy Rios

Hope Ministry

George Retana II

Christian Education

Adrian & Maricela Jimenez


Orfil Sandoval


Josie M. & Josie R.

Women's Ministry

Orfa Ramirez

Men's Ministry

Reymundo Benavente

Table of Blessing

Elizabeth S. & Maricela C.

About Us

Video Intro

What to Expect at AWC

The heartbeat of AWC is to see lives changed through the power of God's Spirit. We believe every person has a God-given purpose within them. When God's Spirit moves on us, we move closer to discovering God's plan for our lives

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Meet The Team

Here at AWC we know that a great team can help the dream become reality.

Ezequiel & Cynthia Barron

Senior Pastor & First Lady

Steve & Delilah Varela

Assitant Pastors

Jose Fabela

General Secretary

Sammy Rios

Youth Pastor

Susette Montez


Fun Facts

In 1870, the Central Pacific Railroad reached its track construction to Stanislaus County's northern exit. There they established a railroad station with the Spanish name of salida, which in English means exit. Although Salida is named after the Spanish word meaning Exit, the name is customarily pronounced according to English phonetics, as Sah-LIE-Duh

Salida is located 70 miles east of the Bay Area, and 66 miles west of Yosemite National Park

Salida is surrounded by rich Farm land and beautiful Orchards, the cultivation of Almonds has always been significant in Salida

Temperatures in Salida range from 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, to 50 degrees Fahrenheit at night.

Onshore breezes (locally known as "The Delta Breeze") moderate high temperatures, with cool air coming in around 8 or 9 PM on summer nights

Salida's Birth
Bible Studies Given

Let's Get to Know You

We would love to have you in our church! Won't you join us?

Contact Info

Apostolic Worhsip Center
5670 Pirrone Road
Salida, CA 95368
P: (209)545-2448
Email: contactinfo@awcsalida.org
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9am - 2pm
Service Schedule: Spanish 9am | English 12pm