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Get to know the Santa Barbara Project, launching in the fall of 2018. Santa Barbara, located approximately 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles, is a center of influence on the central coast of California.  There are over 40,000 college students in the city, and several technology startups had their beginnings in Santa Barbara.  Due to its climate, parks, and art culture, the city is a year-round destination for visitors.  It also ranks as #21 on Barna’s Least Churched Cities in the U.S. and #2 on the Never-Churched List. Lead planter Jake Barker states, “Santa Barbara is defined by its laid back culture and…