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for the glory of God and the good of our city
we live in isla vista, ca, a crazy college town right on the beach. roughly 30,000 students, families and everyone in-between, live within one square mile. isla vista has always had a wild streak, and that culture has influenced the way we worship Jesus. we exist in this city to declare the goodness of God & the love he has for all of His kids through every tragedy and triumph. we’ve been writing songs, growing alongside our local church community, and running after the heart of the Father for this city.
we rarely gig or leave our city 'cuz we spend most of our time at work & serving our local church, Mission Isla Vista, & Jesus Burgers. Jesus Burgers is our friday night barbecue in the wild party streets of IV. we give away burgers with mustard crosses and ketchup hearts, tryna represent Jesus' love in an unconditional way. we're here befriending students in the middle of the darkest moments of their lives with free food & the love of God. as we serve our neighbors, Jesus gives us songs to sing from our little college party-town straight into His throne room. that's how isla vista worship was born & where our songs come from. which is why you'll hear a deep-seated message of surrender in every one of our songs. as we draw close to Jesus' heart in worship, that leads to feeling His heartbeat for the world that He loves so dearly! when that happens, our hearts quickly respond YES to whatever He asks us to do & wherever He asks us to go. as you listen, we hope you feel that heartbeat & respond with that YES, in whatever He asks of you.
hi! we're isla vista worship. we're a fam + collective of musicians, artists, and worshippers based in isla vista, california (as you can see we got realll creative with the band name). we've got child-like faith to see heaven come to earth in isla vista through creative expression as we worship & express our love to Jesus.
"simplicity" - out now
recorded on a headphone microphone, on an acoustic guitar, late at night - our second single from our 3 song EP, "simplicity," is out now!
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isla vista worship x ethan c. davis
we’re so excited to announce that our single in collaboration with ethan c. davis : “What You Paid For”, is out now!! ethan is one of the original members of the isla vista worship family, dating all the way back to its origins with mac montgomery and the family band. since then ethan has been a part of many projects, demonstrating his ability as a songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
we love ethan for his consistency no matter where he finds himself. he is constantly walking in humility and vulnerability and wears the joy of Jesus like a coat :) we hope that as you listen through these songs you are able to find overlap with your own story and step into some of the same freedom that ethan has been invited to.