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. Peninsula is nondenominational. We are a church on the Hill whose light shines across the South Bay and around the world. We help our neighbors, both locally and globally. Our congregation is diverse and inclusive, including all of God's children. 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 eternal relationship with the Lord. Come to Peninsula, and discover with us the blessings of Christ!
Our mission is to fulfill the great commission by bringing people to faith in Jesus Christ and to membership in His family, developing them to Christ-like maturity, equipping them for ministry and assisting them in fulfilling their life’s mission.
What We're All About
Priority of Scripture
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is usefil for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Every member a minister
"In Christ we who are many form one body and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts according to the grace given us." Romans 12:5-6
Nothing without purpose
The 5 purposes of the church are taken from the Great Commandment and Great Commission. Matthew 22:36-40; 28:19-20
Instruction for life change
"Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says." James 1:22
Necessity of small groups
“Everyday in the temple and in people’s homes, they continued to teach and preach the good news...” Acts 5:42
Seeker sensitive style
“…Whatever a person is like, I try to find common ground with him so he will let me tell him about Christ and let Christ save him. I do this to get the Gospel to them…” I Corinthians 9:22-23
“Accept one another.” Romans 15:7
Life development process
“We are not meant to remain as children…but to grow up in every way into Christ…” Ephesians 4:13-15
“Remember your leaders. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.” Hebrews 13:7
How We Got Here
One Sunday evening in October 1964, six couples met to seek God’s guidance. Out of this meeting came Peninsula Community Church. On October 25, a covenant was signed by 33 persons, giving birth to this congregation. Meeting briefly in a ballet studio, they settled into Margate Intermediate School.
Those years of worshipping, praying, working and searching for God’s will saw a number of miracles take place which allowed for the purchase and development of the current church property.
The initial construction on Crestridge was completed in 1968, with the sanctuary finished in 1979. We share our facilities with the South Bay Evangelical Christian Church, a church reaching the Chinese-speaking segment of our population.
In 1999, we began construction on our new patio area. This new patio now accommodates many more people and is the perfect setting for meeting people during our Sunday morning coffee time. Highlights of our new patio include easy access from our parking lot, our Welcome Center Gazebo, and our Biblical gardens.