Bart Garrett

Bart Garrett

Bart is the Lead Pastor at Christ Church ( and the founder and now board member of Project Peace (

Berkeley, California, United States
Member since February 04, 2011
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Investor interests
Locations of interest
Credentials None
Furman University

I am a(n):


Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Project Peace, Christ Church Berkeley, Christ Church Oakland, Christ Church Lafayette
Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

My kids seem to still like me.

If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I want to change the world.

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Frustrating- It takes all of your passion and creativity.
Rewarding- It takes all of your passion and creativity.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

They don't know WHY they are doing what they are doing.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

Coffee is better in the morning.
Alcohol is better at night.
There will be many times when you don't think that you will make it.

Full bio

After attaining a masters degree in Christian Theology, Bart pastored 20-somethings at Perimeter Church in Atlanta, GA. After four years at Perimeter, Bart moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2005 to start Christ Church Berkeley. In 2006 Christ Church Oakland was launched, and in 2007, Bart founed and helped launch Project Peace, a non-profit that connects resources to commuinity needs in Berkeley and Oakland. In 2014, Christ Church launched a third location in Lafayette. 

Bart most enjoys helping anti-churched, un-churched, de-churched, and re-churched neighbors and friends explore the historic Christian faith. He loves to read and run--occasionally in tandem. Bart also serves as a church planting coach for Redeemer City-to-City-Asia. He is husband to Katie and father to Caroline, Clair, and Cammie.