Sara Holliday

Worship Director

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Sara Holliday serves as the Worship Director here at Reliance Church. She was born in Long Beach, California, and was raised in the fast-paced culture of city life. Her Polynesian upbringing has instilled a deep appreciation for music, especially vocal harmonies.

In 2011, she attended Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta, California, where her passion for worship was stirred and where she learned how to use her gifts to glorify the Lord. For several years, Sara worked as the Administrative Assistant to Pastor Rod Thompson and served as a worship leader at Cross Culture, a ministry which merged with Reliance Church in 2018, and thus began Sara’s vocational ministry.

Sara is happily married to her husband, Pastor Russell Holliday, and together, they have a beautiful daughter named Malia. A great reminder of the call to worship, one of her favorite verses is found in Psalm 63:3 “Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You.”

Get to know Sara!

What is your role at Reliance Church?
Worship Director

Describe your job in five words?
Musical expression of inner devotion

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Teacher/Archaeologist (thanks, Indiana Jones)

Coffee, Tea, or Soda?
Coffee in the morning, tea anytime

Go-to worship song?
“As the Deer” by Marty Nystrom (based off Psalm 42)

Who has had the most influence in your spiritual life?
C.S. Lewis and my best friend – Russ <3

Food you can’t live without?
Freshly baked bread

Which Bible character would you most likely to be best friends with?
The Ultimate Squad: Jael (Judges 4), Abigail (1st Samuel 25), and Priscilla (Romans 16)

Favorite Quote of all time?
“My idea of God is not a divine idea. It has to be shattered time after time. He shatters it Himself.” — C.S. Lewis (A Grief Observed)

What is your hope for Reliance Church?
I hope you find authentic community here. That this would be a house of healing, a family to help bear your burdens, and a refuge where you are met with the open arms of Christ. I pray you would experience abundant joy in the life you were created for. Nothing but love for you all 🙂