About Peninsula
We are followers of Jesus Christ, committed to live by faith, to be known by love, and to be a voice of hope. Our mission is evangelical, sharing the good news of eternal life through the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in the divine inspiration and authority of the Bible, and are nondenominational. We are a church on the Hill whose light shines across the South Bay and around the world. Our congregation is diverse and inclusive,  we welcome people from all walks of life, regardless of where they are in their spiritual journey. Our desire is to help you grow in your  relationship with Jesus. Come to Peninsula, and discover with us the blessings of Christ!

Service Times
9 am - leans traditional 
10:30 am - leans contemporary


Israel in October - With Pastor Jim & Christie
Posted 1.27.2016
For thousands of years, no place has been more precious to God’s children than the land of Israel. God used the land to shape the lives of His people in the Bible - and He does the same today.   Visiting Israel is an unforgettable, faith-maturing experience. As often as I’ve had the privilege to go, I always come back personally changed. Really, every time.   From the waters of Galilee to the winding streets of Jerusalem, you will explore the land of Abraham, David, Jesus and Paul. The goal is to increase your understanding of the Word of God and to draw closer to the God of the Word. You will forever read your Bible with greater insight as your appreciation for God&rsq...

Bringing Hope to Children in Need
Posted 1.26.2016
We received this letter from the County of Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services early this month.   Dear Reverend Welch,   In behalf of the Department of Children and Family Services I wanted to thank you and your congregation for you ongoing support of foster and disadvantaged children served by the Department of Children and Family Services, Torrance Office. We are very appreciative of all your congregation has done to support the neediest in our community. It is seldom that we find churches who take Christ’s instruction to care for its orphans and widows so seriously. The Department has always been able to count on Peninsula Community Church to f...

Snow Day at the Preschool
Posted 1.21.2016
El Niño hits Peninsula. In a matter of hours, the effects of El Niño were felt at our preschool this morning, when two tons of snow dropped onto our property. Fortunately it all landed just so our preschoolers could enjoy a snow day today. Amazing how that happened. But, praise God for snow and the chance for children to play in it today at Peninsula. ...

Engaging with Tesoro Club in Mecca, CA
Posted 1.20.2016
On Friday, January 15, 13 of our senior high students and staff traveled the relatively short distance to Mecca, CA, deep in the Coachella Valley to minister to the children of migrant farmers.  We partnered with a ministry called “Tesoro Club” which means “treasure,” for that is how the kids are treated.   From the beginning our group from PCC broke up and ministered to kids from 6-0years old all the way to 13-years old, showing them the love of Christ through smiles, games, music, crazy dance, and even crazier jump houses.  A man accustomed to such things, Mr. J., brought his band and created a pirate theme around the gospel, giving a strong theatrical performance coupled ...

2016 Bombo Dates Change!
Posted 12.16.2015
News flash in from Uganda.  Because of the presidential elections next year in Uganda, the school schedule has changed (dramatically).  The "summer" break of three weeks has shifted to September.  Therefore, we will be unable to conduct our annual medical mission in August.  The dates set by Bombo Pentecostal Church are September 11-16, 2016.  Yes, that's a change for sure.  It will means some changes for us in 2016, but we shall see how God uses this for His glory. Perhaps this has helped your decision to join the Team one way or another.  Don't forget, all the details and applications are found ...

Waxe Translation Update
Posted 12.11.2015
Here is the latest from Greg Melendes:  When you receive good news, well, you gotta share it.   Hard to believe it’s been almost eight months since the dedication of the Waxe NT, and harder to believe that all of our efforts to contact the elders in the bush since have ended in ‘can you hear me now’ calls. Apparently the cellular tower erected earlier this year has been out of order all these months and, well, who knows when it will be operative again.   This next part is going to perhaps sound silly to you, but it’s been eight long months of holding my breath at this end of the phone. You see, as amazing as the dedication was, the real test of the tran...

Book recommendations: Pastor Jim's
Posted 12.11.2015
This week we will be featuring book recommendations from each of our Peninsula pastors. Whether you are Christmas shopping for a book lover or looking for something to read, we hope you enjoy their book lists.   Last but not least, here is Pastor Jim with his book recommendations:   The problem with book recommendations for me is that I read mostly for church issues (not really books you might enjoy) or for sermons or for pure pleasure. And for pleasure nothing beats a good John Grisham novel. I did thoroughly enjoy The Martian by Andy Weir on my way to Papua New Guinea and back. It was amazing. But for your consideration I ...

Book recommendations: Pastor Dan's
Posted 12.10.2015
This week we will be featuring book recommendations from each of our Peninsula pastors. Whether you are Christmas shopping for a book lover or looking for something to read, we hope you enjoy their book lists.   The following books are Pastor Dan's recommendations:   Book recommendations always intrigue me. What do they reveal about a person? Usually, it’s some form of a question to get a job or something, and sometimes, just sometimes the people aren’t too honest because they want to sound smarter than they really are. “My biggest influence,” they may ask, “why, I do a little light read of War and Peace ...

Book recommendations: Pastor Bruce's
Posted 12.09.2015
This week we will be featuring book recommendations from each of our Peninsula pastors. Whether you are Christmas shopping for a book lover or looking for something to read, we hope you enjoy their book lists.   Here are Pastor Bruce's book recommendations:    DEVOTIONALS As the new year approaches I thought having devotional suggestions may be beneficial. Paul Tripp's devotional came out last year but I'm going through it again this year because it is to good. In fact, my kids may end up with their own copy under the tree! Laura and I loving going through the Rainey devotional for couples as it kept us talking about importa...

Book recommendations: Pastor Ken's
Posted 12.07.2015
This week we will be featuring book recommendations from each of our Peninsula pastors. Whether you are Christmas shopping for a book lover or looking for something to read, we hope you enjoy their book lists.   First up is Pastor Ken. Here are his book recommendations.   Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis Based on a series of radio broadcasts Lewis did for BBC at the outset of WW II. Best explanation of what it means to be a Christian I have ever read.   The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis Writing from the perspective of Satan, Lewis describes h...


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