Mike and Cindy Hoverson are Lead Pastors of Canvas Church. They have been called to plant a "Life-giving" church in Upland, California. God has blessed them to be able to be in ministry for 25 years. In those years, Mike and Cindy have served in youth ministry, led missions trips, and organized outreach events for the community. Mike loves all aspects of football and enjoys being a volunteer varsity football coach at a local Christian high school. Cindy has a vision for beautifying simple events and making them extravagant. She also enjoys running, specifically running marathons (both half and full), she has run 5 and plans on running more. Canvas Church came about as a result of the passion Mike and Cindy have for seeing people in a relationship with Jesus and in community with one another.

We truly have a heart for others whether in Upland, California or across the world. We love the community.

 Mike and Cindy Hoverson have an incredible family. They have been happily married for 32 years. They have three children, Emily is 28 and helping plant Canvas Church. Sarah is 25 and married to Kaleb Puckett, they live in Oregon. Caleb is 18 and a freshman at Western Christian High School. The Hoverson’s enjoy going to Disneyland together, watching the Seattle Seahawks win football games, going on mission trips, and playing the card game “5 Crowns”. They love being together, and being in ministry as a family has been an adventure unlike anything else. 

Our Mission

Canvas Church exists to bring people into a COMMUNITY that will CONNECT them in a life changing way with the love of Jesus and give them opportunities to do the same by CARING for others both locally and worldwide through service and missions.

our core values

  • United Families - Knowing that families being united in Christ is most important for a healthy community

  • United Community - Knowing that we are all on the journey of life and we can thrive as we “do life together”

  • United Church - Knowing that gathering together is fun and looking forward to doing so throughout the week

  • United with Others - Knowing that we are all God's children, and the invitation extends to everyone


Join The Team


Become a part of the life-giving Canvas Dream Team! We believe that God has chosen you and given you a unique purpose. There are countless ways to get involved, and we can help you discover what part of the team is the right fit for you. Click on the email icon below to begin the conversation…