Sharing the vision of authenticity to help rebuild the local church

The ROGO Foundation and Sandals Church

“For 1,000 years, the Western church’s basic ministry model was premised on the social reality that people would be coming, prepared, and positive…”

Tim Keller

But for the first time in recent history

• Church members have become a minority
• Religious identification is down across the board
• The number of practicing Christians is in decline
• Thousands of churches are closing their doors

Where do we fit in?

In 1997 Pastor Matt and his wife Tammy set out to create a church where people could be real with themselves, God and others. From its first meeting in the Brown’s living room with eight people, Sandals Church has since grown to reach more than 25,000+ people digitally each weekend with thirteen locations across the Inland Empire and Central Valley.

From that movement of authenticity the ROGO Foundation was born.

Since 2015 Sandals Church and the ROGO Foundation have completed more than 10 church mergers and helped countless other struggling churches get back on track.

What if we could rebuild the church together?

What if there was a better way to rebuild the church? To help create healthy churches?

The ROGO Foundation focuses on rebuilding the places where people gather and investing in the people that lead them.

How do we do that?

ROGO School

ROGO School was created in 2016 with the vision of developing leaders to support the dynamic growth of Sandals Church. It is a six month leadership development program that draws out the leadership qualities that are already in people, sharpens their skills and develops their character so that they will be the kind of leader that people want to follow.

Church Revitalization

We exist to help churches overcome challenging seasons and revitalize some that are on the road to closure. By implementing our proven ministry model, we see increased attendance, professions of faith, and baptisms. With this, we ensure that each revitalized location will thrive and continue on for generations to come.

Strategic Support

Leading and growing a local church is hard. We want to share what we have learned to benefit any church that would want the help. We also help connect church leaders with their counterparts at Sandals Church to help them understand how to implement new strategies to resolve the challenges they are currently facing.

How can you help make a difference and join us in rebuilding the church?


You can share the ROGO Foundation with a friend who’s church might need help or might be interested in partnering with us.


You can support the ROGO Foundation directly as we raise funds to help struggling churches, merge with churches and create resources to rebuild the church.


You can pray for the ROGO Foundation and the churches that we are connecting with. To stay informed about what to be praying for, subscribe to our email here.


You can connect with our team, if you have questions, your church is struggling or you want more details on how you can help, reach out to our team to start a conversation.