The SoCal Network Assemblies of God are one of approximately fifty-six geographical and non-geographical language districts, including Hispanic, Portuguese, German, and Korean, that comprise the General Council of the Assemblies of God (USA), a Pentecostal denomination with over 61 million worldwide and nearly three million in the United States. Organizationally, SoCal Network offices occupy a middle position between the denomination's national offices, located in Springfield, Missouri, and the approximately 12,000 local Assemblies of God churches in the United States.
The SoCal Network, formed in 1919 and currently headquartered in Irvine, California, includes:
- An area encompassing San Simeon, Fresno, and Bishop, south to the Mexican border
- Over 440 churches, approximately 120,000 members and adherents, and over 1,400 credentialed ministers
- Three executive officers
- 10 executive and 22 sectional presbyters, also elected
- 8 appointed area directors who assist in anglo and ethnic churches
- Functional departments that specialize in support ministries of the local church.
The SoCal Network also owns and operates:
- Vanguard University of Southern California and graduate school in Costa Mesa (formerly Southern California College)
- Seven Teen Challenge centers
- Teen Challenge Ministry Institute for the training and development of inner-city workers
- Pinecrest Christian Conference Center, a 162-acre camp conference facility in the San Bernardino mountains, near Blue Jay