- About Us
About UsOur Purpose: To know Jesus Christ and to make Him known!
Our Mission: To uphold the Bible as the inspired Word of God;
To proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ;
To provide Christian fellowship and worship;
To teach the Scriptures so every person comes to maturity in
Christ and is equipped for ministry in the body of Christ.
Our Community -
Big Creek is located approximately 60 miles northeast of Fresno, California. Our population is about 175. We sit at an elevation of about 5000 feet, and are surrounded by the beautiful Sierra National Forest. There are two small towns located between Fresno and Big Creek. Shaver Lake and Prather both offer groceries, hardware supplies, dining and other necessities. It takes about an hour and a half to drive into Fresno where most grocery and household items are purchased. The nearest medical and dental facilities are approximately 45 minutes away.
Southern California Edison’s Hydro Electric Project established the town of Big Creek in the early 1900’s. The company has approximately 80-90 employees. Some of the employees live in Big Creek. There is a school in town that serves our community. It is a K-8 elementary with combination classes. Big Creek School has several unique attributes, including a full sized swimming pool, a three lane bowling alley, and a six week ski program in the winter. There is also a preschool on the school campus. The current enrollment (including preschool) is 59. The school has 13 employees. Big Creek has a full service post office, a general store, a volunteer fire department, and a Forest Service station. Newly added is an Airbnb listing - The Inn at Big Creek.
Most of the housing in Big Creek is Southern California Edison employee housing. The rest of the homes are owned by local residents or serve as vacation homes. Opportunities to rent or to buy are few.
The summers are warm and dry with average temperatures ranging from the upper eighties to the mid nineties. Our annual precipitation is around forty two inches.
Winters are on the cooler side with temperatures ranging from the thirties to fifties during the day and can drop to the teens at night. On average, snowfall for the year is around five feet. Roads during the winter are maintained and passable.
Huntington Lake and Shaver Lake are very close to us. Each offers an array of activities such as camping, fishing, boating, hiking and horseback riding. China Peak Ski Resort is close to Big Creek as well.