About our SLO Campus 

Thanks for stopping by! We hope you'll come worship with us at our historic downtown SLO Campus. We are one church that meets in more than one location.  While each campus is unique we share a single vision . . . to help people find and follow Jesus. We invite you to join us.  

Getting Here & Parking 

Sunday services happen at 8, 9:30 and 11 AM.  Our SLO Campus is located in downtown San Luis Obispo on the corner of Pismo and Osos Streets across from Mitchell Park.  Check out the map below for directions.  Our SLO Campus is a church without parking lot, but there is lots of street parking around in the park and in several nearby business lots.  You may also park in the nearby parking structure on the corner of Pacific and Morro Streets just a half block from the church. 

Whether you are coming in at the Pismo or Osos sides of the campus, look for the directional banners for kids classrooms, youth and college.  If you need help, we encourage you to check in at one of our two Welcome Centers on either side of the campus.  There you will meet friendly folks who will walk you to where you need to go.  

Come as You Are

When you come to worship with us, you'll see some  wearing shorts, some wearing suits and everything in between.  Please wear what you are most comfortable wearing.   Most people who woship with us dress pretty casually.  

What to Expect

A warm friendly welcome.  You are our guest and our desire is that you feel our welcome.

A diverse, intergenerational church family.  Grace is a place where college students, families and adults of all ages and life stages worship together.  We welcome children in our worship services and encourage 'Family Worship.' 

Relevant systematic teaching from the Bible.  We believe that the Bible is not a book of rules or a book of good advice, but a story of redemption that climaxes in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. 

Eclectic, Gospel-centered worship.  Our music is varied and diverse, including a range of styles and instrumentation.   Our contemporary worship teams are complemented by an orchestra, choirs and the inclusion of an organ.


Grace Central Coast is built upon a foundation of small groups called Growth Groups.  Growth Groups are families of servant missionaries who meet weekly to study God's Word and serve their communities. Jumping into a Growth Group is the very best way to connect and get to know others at Grace and our highest priority beyond the worship service. 


8, 9:30, & 11 am

Worship Service
Sunday School for infants-6th grade 
(9:30 & 11 am only)
College Gathering @ 9:30 am
Youth Group @ 11 am
(see Ministies info below)

Campus Location

Corner of Pismo & Osos - Downtown SLO
1350 Osos St. - Street address
P. O. Box 33 - Mailing address
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
(see map below)

Campus Staff

Campus Pastor | Ken Peet

Worship Arts Pastor | Chris Rhodes

Adults & Missions Pastor | Al Streder

Women's Care Director | Lindsey Noland

College & Young Adults Pastor | Darren Nelson

Youth Pastor & Video Director | Nick Shorts

Middle School Director | Erik Anderson

Kids Director | Dori Iunker


Come Serve With Us

Because Jesus served us, it is our great joy to serve one another.  There are lots of places to serve at Grace Central Coast, but here are a few of our most urgent needs:

  • Welcome First Impressions Team
  • Worship Team
  • Tech Team
  • GraceKids Team 
  • GraceYouth Team

If you're interested in serving on one of these teams or somewhere else, let us know!  



We consider it a privilege and a joy to care for your kids. It is a responsibility we take seriously.  Our desire is to provide your child with a safe, secure and loving environment where they can grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  We consider ourselves as partners with you in the joys and challenges of Biblical parenting and instruction. 

At Grace Central Coast, we're committed to both 'age-integrated' and 'age-segregated' learning.  What does that mean? 

On the one hand, we're committed to encouraging parents and children to worship and learn together by attending our worship services together.  We call this 'Family Worship.'  So bring your kids to worship with you!  You will not be alone when you do.   

At the same time, we're committed to an excellent and multi-faceted Children's Ministry where children learn, grow and have fun in settings that are geared for them.

Sunday School Classes

We offer a safe, loving, and Gospel-Centered Sunday School program during the 9:30 and 11 am services for infants-6th grade.

9:30 am - Sunday School 

  • Infants  |  Room 101 (Tadpoles) 
  • Toddlers  |  Room 103  (Monkeys)
  • 2 yrs  |  Room 102  (Ponies)
  • 3 yrs  |  Room 205 (Sea Otters) 
  • 4 yrs  |  Room 201 (Dolphins)
  • Kindergarten  |  Room 202
  • 1st - 3rd grade  |  Rooms 110-115
  • 4th - 6th grade  |  Rooms 210-215

11 am - Sunday School 

  • Infants  |  Room 101 (Tadpoles) 
  • Toddlers  |  Room 103  (Monkeys)
  • 2-4 yrs  |  Room 102  (Preschool)
  • K-3rd grade | Room 115
  • 4th - 6th-grade girls  |  Room 215
  • 4th - 6th-grade boys  |  Room 210

Special Programs, Activities & Events


Our AWANA Clubs meet on Tuesday evenings during the school year from 6:15-8:00 p.m. This excellent program for ages three years to 6th grade (Cubbies, Sparks, Truth & Training) encourages scripture memorization in a fun-filled atmosphere with game time, worship time and council time.


Junior Day Camp

This is a week-long summer program for kids going into 5th & 6th grades. The kids complete a service project and become grounded in Biblical Truth while having fun at the beach, waterslides, Boomers & bowling.

Safety is our highest priority.  

We know if you're worried, you won't be able to worship.  We take the safety of all kids extremely seriously.  All of our classes are staffed by loving and caring teachers who have gone through our extensive screening and fingerprinting process.  No child is ever left alone with a single adult.  Parents can worship worry-free knowing we will text or page them if their little one needs them.'

Parent-Child Dedication

Multiple times a year, we take time in our worship services for parents to dedicate their children to the Lord and themselves to the joys and challenges of Gospel parenting.  It's a special time in the life of our church.  

A Commitment to
Family Worship

In many churches, parents are discouraged from bringing their kids into worship services. The opposite is true at Grace. We're committed to Family Worship.  We believe it's vital for families to worship together.  


Child Wellness Policy

If your child is ill, we ask that you please keep them at home out of consideration of other children and their families. Please do not bring your baby to the nursery or the Family/Cry Room Room if they have any of the following symptoms:

  • Runny Nose
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Any other contagious
    childhood ailment


GraceYouth   |   Middle & High School 

Our vision at GraceYouth is simple. Know. Grow. Go. We want all our students to know the gospel, grow in their understanding of it, and then go into the world to serve and share that good news with others. We have a decades long legacy of an intentional and growing youth ministry here on the Central Coast and by God’s grace and power we plan to maintain that for the decades to come.


We have one mid-week and two Sunday morning gatherings. We meet Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm to have fun, connect with each other, and study God’s Word. On Sundays we sit together during the 9:30am main service in front of the tech booth for worship through music and learning from God’s Word with the larger church family. Then at 11am we head downstairs to “The Basement” for youth group. We spend that time connecting, playing a quick game, and then discussing what we learned in main service and how it applies to the way we live our lives everyday. Both our High School (9th-12th) and Middle School (7th-8th) students meet during this time. Have a question? Let us know by clicking the box below. Don’t forget to click the calendar link on the left for our most recent quarterly calendars. We hope to see you soon!

Meet Our Current Staff

Have a heart to invest in GraceYouth? 

Do you love teaching others the Bible and want to share it with students? Do you have a lot of energy and like having a crazy amount of fun? Then we would love to talk to you about joining our Volunteer Youth Staff! We have a great, energetic, and loving staff who pour into our students week in and week out all year long. We need people who want to help with tech, music, small groups, events, or by being a parent on our Youth Board.

Have a question about anything you read here? Go ahead and let us know by emailing Nick Shorts, Youth Pastor or Erik Anderson, Middle School Director. 


  • Sundays @ 9:30am | Worship Center
  • Sundays @ 11am | The Basement
  • Wednesdays @ 6:30pm | The Basement


Resources & Stuff 


GraceCollege is all about helping college students find and follow Jesus. Our college ministry at Grace Central Coast has been a place for thousands of college students over the decades to connect to a local church, discover new friendships, and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. We truly hope it becomes a church home for you!


Grace Central Coast is a Gospel-centered church doing all we can to help people find and follow Jesus. Our church began in 1931 and since then God has grown us into a multi-site church with campuses in downtown SLO, North County, and 5 Cities. Our downtown SLO campus is home to our thriving college ministry GraceCollege.


We believe you matter, and your college years matter. We believe God wants to use these years to shape you into the person He is calling you to be. The mission of GraceCollege is to help college students find and follow Jesus, and everything we do helps us fulfill that mission. GraceCollege is a place to build deep relationships, grow in understanding God’s Word, and use your gifts to serve and lead in the church. Through all we do, GraceCollege exists to be a place where Jesus is proclaimed, worshiped, and glorified as He transforms lives through the truth of His Gospel.


Here’s a quick look at what you can expect being a part of GraceCollege:

  • Relevant Bible teaching that’s helpful for your life
  • Small groups to help you create deeper relationships
  • Opportunities to use your gifts to serve and lead
  • Events on a regular basis to help you enjoy life with others
  • Adult mentors who are available to help guide and disciple you
  • Families in our church who want to “adopt” you during your college years


We meet every Sunday at 9:30am in the Ministry Center at our downtown SLO Campus. After our college gathering, we head into the Worship Center for our intergenerational worship service with the larger church at 11am.


Throughout the year, we put on events like Pizza in the Park, The Hoedown, Winter Getaway, Dodgeball Tournament, Cooking Competition, and much more. Our college students are also a part of all the awesome events at Grace Central Coast. Click the calendar link on the left-hand side for all event dates.


If you want any more information about GraceCollege email Pastor Darren: darren@gracecentralcoast.org

Living Life Together  

What is a Growth Group?

Simply put, it's the best way to get involved and grow in your faith here at Grace.

They let us know and be known by others as we experience living the Gospel together. We truly believe that Gospel transformation happens in the context of small groups where real relationships can be experienced and deepened.

So how do they work and what are they for?

Growth Groups are the primary place for discipleship in the life of our church. They are small groups of people who meet weekly and focus on 3 identities as we help people find and follow Jesus together.

1. Family.  Because we are a part of God's family and adopted by God our Father, we seek to be the family of God together. Being a family means growing in our faith together, praying with and for one another, and caring for each other like a family. Sometimes that means sharing a meal or watching someone's kids or celebrating a birthday. 

2. Servant.  Because we were served by Jesus to the point of his death on the cross for us, we seek to serve others in our group and our larger community. We encourage each of our groups to find a place in our community that they can adopt and begin to show the love of Jesus through service. 

3. Missionary.  Because we are given the same Holy Spirit as the early disciples and Jesus himself, we too are God's missionaries and witnesses in the world. We believe that mission is most effective when done by a family of servants. We don't want to send lonely missionaries into our communities and workplaces, but rather groups of committed people who love one another and show that to the world around them.

Ready to get plugged in? Click the link below to check out all our groups.


Is it worth it? Here is what people at Grace are saying about
Growth Groups.

“When I first came to Grace in 2008 I knew one person, my sister. After a number of months, my wife and I joined a Growth Group of complete strangers. We were in that group for 5 years and now those people are some of our best friends. It literally changed our lives. We now lead a young marrieds group at our home in SLO where we get to live life together and help couples navigate the early years of marriage. Growth Groups are a must. You can't afford not to join one.” - Pastor Miles Nelson

“​I'm at home most of the time with 4 little ones and it can be hard to get out and fellowship. by having a weekly meeting I am forced to be in community with others and no matter how difficult it is to prepare for, it is always worth it and I always feel blessed at the end of the night. Growth groups have given me friends in a season of life when meeting new people and developing relationships can be challenging.” - Jenny Nanninga, Young Marrieds Growth Group Leader

“​Growth Groups are a great way to divert my thinking from all the tasks at hand, slow down and grow in my knowledge and love of God. It's also a great way to build relationships with the other believers involved.” - Dayton Muxlow, Cal Poly student, and College Co-Ed Growth Group Leader

Leader Resources 

      Listen to Leader Training & Support

Adult Ministries

There's a ton happening for adults at our SLO campus.  Click a link below or simply scroll down to navigate to our different adult ministries.

Sunday Adult Seminars 

Women's Ministry

Men's Ministry

Grace Seniors Ministry

Young Adults


Sunday Adult Seminars

Because our gathering together to sing God's praises and hear His Word is central to our life together, we encourage adults and families to make participation in the Sunday morning worship services their first priority. As a complement to the worship service, we also offer these Sunday morning topical Life Together Seminars: (Feel free to jump in anytime!)

Matthew: The Prophecy Fulfilled
The gospel of Matthew not only proves that Jesus was the long-awaited Savior, but also proves that He was the Son of David. Matthew shows how Jesus fulfills God’s promises to Israel and establishes his kingdom on earth, through references to the Old Testament promises of God to his people and the messages God sent them through the prophets.
Facilitated by Ron & Cyndie Hamley
9:30 AM | Fireside Room | January 19 - March 15

Doctrine of the Future
Lots of questions come to mind when we think of the future and “end times.” We’ll explore some of those questions, like, when and how is Christ returning, and what is the Millennium? We’ll talk about final judgment but also the New Heavens and New Earth. Thinking about the future is relevant to how we live today. Come and discover how.
Facilitated by Wayne Brown, Ron Johnston, and Al Streder
9:30 AM | Founder's Hall A | January 19 - March 15

Emotions & Spirituality
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. By Peter Scazzero.  “You cannot be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature....this seminar will be a guide in the journey towards change and healing so that we can more fully love God, others and ourselves.”
Facilitated by Donny Valliere
9:30 AM | Founder's Hall B | January 19 - March 15

Parent Connect
If you're a parent of a pre-teen or teenager, you're invited to join Parent Connect! We come together each week to discuss different issues of parenting today's youth, as well as connect and encourage each other. Snacks and coffee always provided!
11 AM | Founder's Hall B | January 5 - March 15



Grace Women, Let's Get Social

For encouragement and to stay up to date on upcoming women's events and spontaneous outings, be sure to follow us!


Our Desire

Are you looking for a place to belong, to be yourself and connect with other women? Grace Women's Ministry is a safe place where you can find support and encouragement. We are women of every age and stage in life, who desire to grow and be more like Jesus. Our ministries offer you an opportunity to GROW in your journey with God, CONNECT with other women in our Grace community and SERVE the church and our community.

Dear brothers and sisters, I close my letter with these last words: Be joyful, GROW to maturity.  Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace, then the God of love and peace will be with you. 2 Corinthians 13:11


Our SLO Campus has ongoing Bible Studies offered from September through May each year. This is a great way to learn more about God, start a relationship with Him, and grow in strength and wisdom, in His Word.

  • Thursday Morning Bible Study
    On Thursday mornings from September to May, Grace Women offers a bible study from 10 am to 12 pm weekly at the Grace SLO campus. We enjoy worship, fellowship, good teaching, great coffee and a top-notch children's program. For more information or to sign up, please click This Link, or contact our Women's Director, Lindsey Noland, at 543-2358 x 118.
  • Women in Prayer 
    For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with themMatthew 18:20 
    There is a group of ladies that meet to pray for one another, the church, our community, etc. It is a rich time of prayer together.  For more information contact our Women's Director, Lindsey Noland, at 543-2358 x 118.


  • Women's Events
    Women’s Mentoring Evening events are designed to be a relaxed, fun, and an encouraging time where women choose to sit at tables according to subjects that intrigue them and spend time with a mentor table leader talking about the subject at hand (working women, parenting, marriage, divorce, spiritual life, etc.). It is a great way to get to know other women in our church community and gain insight and encouragement in our lives. And besides that, we have prizes, great food, and laughter! Sign up to be a part of our Women's Ministries mailing list to find out about our next event! ​

  • MOPS
    MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, and by preschoolers, we mean kiddos from birth through kindergarten. We know it’s a little confusing so let’s just stick with “MOPS.” We believe that incubating hearts and giving just-because-hugs can change the course of history. That’s why we connect moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find our identity by journeying alongside one another. They meet monthly at the Grace SLO campus. Email Lindsey for more information, or click on This Link to Register.

  • Mom's in Prayer
    This is a prayer ministry of moms who gather together to pray for their children, their schools, their teachers, and administration.  The parents of Middle School and High School students prayer group meets Wednesday mornings at SLO First Baptist Church from 8:30-9:45 am.  Email at Molly Zagrodney, molly.zagrodny@gmail.com for more information, or click on This Link to join the group.

  • Love from MOM
    This is a ministry for moms who desire to pray for their college-age kids, connect with other moms in the same stage, and send care packages to those living away for college.  We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month during the school year from 1-2 pm to assemble care packages and pray for our college-aged kids.  Contact Liesl O’Brien at 805-471-5819 for more information.


  • Royal Family Kids Camp
    In May, our ladies gather together to help prep the many crafts, blankets, and whatever is needed to support this week-long camp ministry for foster children in SLO county. For more information email Sharon Ernstom at sharlaughs@gmail.com.
  • Care Meals Ministry
    This is a wonderful ministry of taking meals to our new moms, those that are in crisis, or those that are sick.  If you would like to help out with this ministry please click on This Link, or email Jenny Nanninga at jenanninga@hotmail.com.


Men's Ministry

Not more, but strategic. 

Our vision is to equip men for servant leadership in the home and church.   We believe relationships between men are critical to this process.  Our priority for men is that they would get involved in Growth Groups (with their spouse if married).  Beyond Growth Groups, we seek to challenge men toward leadership and godliness, not through an overwhelming array of activities and events that pull them away from their families, but through a few strategic gatherings, weekly morning studies for men and sports stuff.

Here's a list of current Men's events, studies and sports stuff. . .

Events for Men

Men's Huddles: Our MEN'S HUDDLES are a time for all men – dads, sons, married, single, young or old – to hang out with each other! Join us for a time of fellowship, BBQ and games at our next Huddle.  If you have any questions you can email Pastor Ken at ken@gracecentralcoast.org.

Men's Getaways: Our MEN'S GETAWAYS are a time of relaxation and spiritual growth for men at every stage of life. In the past, we've spent a weekend away at Bass Lake - hiking, biking, connecting and diving into God's Word.  If you have any questions you can email Pastor Ken at ken@gracecentralcoast.org.

Studies for Men

  • Tuesday Morning Bible Study:  Genesis
    Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 AM at the SLO Campus (Fireside Room)

    Genesis sets the stage for the entire drama of redemption, which unfolds in the rest of the book.  Almost all important doctrines and teachings have their foundation in the Book of Genesis: the doctrines of sin, redemption, justification, Jesus Christ, the personality and personhood of God, the kingdom of God, the fall, Israel, the promise of the Messiah, and more.  

    Explore & Join!

  • Wednesday Morning Bible Study
    Wednesdays, 6:30 AM @ Mark Nakamura’s house
. This study is going through The Reason for God by Tim Keller. Contact Jeff Mundorf, jpmundorf@aol.com or 805.544.3123.
  • CONNECT:  Christ & Culture 
    Thursdays, 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM Sharp, in two locations. 
    San Luis Obispo - meeting in the Fireside Room at the SLO Campus
    North County - meeting in the Upper Room at the North County Campus.  

    Get up early, connect with other men, and talk about life, leadership, theology and the church. Out by 7:00 AM every time for an early start to the day. Men, you need encouragement and accountability! This study is on-going so drop in anytime.

    Explore & Join!

  • Friday Morning Bible Study
    This study is offered at both 7:00-8:00 AM & 8:00-9:00 AM @ Nautical Bean coffee shop at 2010 Parker Street. Join this transformational study anytime as we read through the Bible five chapters per week and then discuss them together on Friday. 

    Explore & Join!

Sports for Men

  • Open Gym Basketball, Thursday Evenings, 6:30 PM
    Contact Lou Garcia, 805.542.9427
  • Softball, Multiple Seasonal Teams
    Contact Darrell Daniels, 805.710.2638



Grace Seniors Ministry

We have folks in their 50’s through their 90’s involved in ministry here at Grace who are a sweet blessing and a key part of our body. While the definition of Seniors today is not an easy one to figure out, those in their 50's and above are welcome to join our Grace Seniors ministry. We look to find ways for our Seniors to enjoy fellowship together as well as to encourage them in their ministry to our church and community. We want to challenge our seniors to be connecting, growing, mentoring, serving, reaching out & enjoying life together.



Young Adults

Post-College & Young Married, without Kids

One of the groups offered here at Grace Central Coast is for our Young Adults. Whether you just graduated from college, are settled in a career or are just figuring it out, we'd love to have you join us anytime you can.  We seek to bring this group together to provide opportunities to connect, worship and serve together as a sweet part of our GraceCentralCoast community.  We have several Young Adult Growth Groups that meet weekly, connecting over sermon-based discussions in a home environment. We would love to have you join! 

You can also follow us on Instagram for more information on upcoming events!

Contact Pastor Darren at darren@gracecentralcoast.org for more information, if you have any questions or if you would like to be added to our Young Adults email list to find out more.

Care & Community Ministries

We're committed to being a church in the community, serving the community.  The love of Christ in the Gospel compels us to serve.  To that end, we are committed to the following care and community ministries . . .  

God's Storehouse Food Pantry

Firstfruits Farms

Homeless Shelter Ministries 

Orphan & Foster Care Ministry

Sanctity of Life Ministry

Jail Ministry 

Caring Callers

Caring Meals

Care Fund Financial Assistance

Prayer Ministries

Bereavement Care Team 

Pastoral Counseling 


God's Storehouse Food Pantry 

God's Storehouse Volunteers Needed God's Storehouse

Weekly Serving Opportunities on Friday and Saturday! Friday morning, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Help with sorting deliveries, inventory food and setting up for distribution. Saturday morning 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM Help with set-up of the pantry, distribution of food, and clean-up! Sign Up Now..scroll below! If you have questions about your volunteer schedule, please contact us at gsteam@graceslo.org.'

What is God's Storehouse at GraceSLO?

At God's Storehouse our mission is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ by helping meet the nutritional and spiritual needs of others, as we practically share Christ's love and care through the generosity of our community.

The Pantry will be open on Saturdays 8:00-9:15 am. Volunteer hours are on Saturdays 7:30-9:30 am.
How to get involved . . . We will arrive at 7:30 am to distribute the food, farmer’s market style, to those in need until 9:15 am every Saturday. We need servant volunteers to help gather, prep, and distribute the food.

How to get involved . . .
We will distribute the food, farmer’s market style, to those in need from  8:00-9:15 am every Saturday.
We need servant volunteers to help gather, prep, and distribute the food.

Sign Up to Serve!

“Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life, he who comes to Me will not hunger,
and he who believes in Me will never thirst.” John 6:35

“For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink;
I was a stranger, and you invited Me in.'  Matthew 25: 35

The Story of God's Storehouse....

God's Storehouse is a Food Pantry overseen by the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County.  It currently serves about 100 needy families every Saturday here in SLO . In the past it has been managed by Mary Baum, who is in her 90s and has attended SLO Naz here in town, for about 30 years. Understandably, Mary was looking to step down...and God brought this community ministry possibility before us as an opportunity to love and serve the needy in our community...not merely with food, but with the love & Gospel of Jesus.

Tim Arlen was very involved with God’s Storehouse for years and shared with Pastors Tim and Ken about the possibility of taking over the ministry.  Pastor Ken, along with Tim Arlen, began looking into it and became more and more excited to see God’s hand at work, in leading us to manage God’s Storehouse.

As our ministry staff spent time talking and praying, they too became excited, but felt a key to moving forward was to share with our body to see if some would step forward to help lead this ministry here at Grace. Pastor Ken shared this ministry opportunity on a Sunday morning and the response was very positive, as was our body's willingness to serve and step forward to lead it. We then presented a proposal to our Elders, and then following their approval, to our Finance and Facility Trustees.  All of these leadership teams gave approval to continue moving forward. We then set up our God’s Storehouse Management Team who has been, and will keep working very hard.

Who is our God's Storehouse Management Team?

Annie Schmidt, Camille DeBruin, Craig Hughes, Dale & Bev Barrett, Fred & Marti Kessler, Dan Helbert, Janice Nanninga, John Kelly, Aracelli Kelly, John Groves, Julie Theule, Ken Peet, Marguerite Thomas, Michael Nuzum, Rachel Cementina, Rebecca Wyer, Rich Jordan, and Steve Thomas.

If you have any questions related to God's Storehouse please contact Ken Peet at 805.543.2358 ext. 104 or email ken@graceslo.org.

Firstfruits Farms

The Mission

Firstfruits Farm is dedicated to growing high-quality produce and distributing it to the economically disadvantaged in our community. More than 800 families receive food from the farm each week, distributed through God's Storehouse and other locations throughout our community. There are many generous donors who provide food to God's Storehouse, the Food Bank, and other community organizations. Often, however, the food that is donated is 'seconds,' leftover, expired, or wilted.  Additionally, much of the donated food is packaged and processed. The need for fresh, wholesome fruits and vegetables is readily apparent. We desire to put our hands to the soil and bless our neighbors who struggle to make ends meet with our 'firstfruits' - the best our land can provide. Beginning in 2013, Firstfruits was generously allowed use of private land for this work, first on Serpa Ranch Road and now also for the current main site at the Alpha Academy location on Buckley Road. At both locations, the soil has been cultivated and nurtured, teams gathered and set to work, and we have been providing free produce to the community ever since.​ Learn more about Firstfruits Farm at their website HERE.


Varies from season to season...

Get Involved

Firstfruits Farm is always in need of volunteers to help with planting, weeding, or harvesting. Sign up for the mailing list HERE to recieve Firstfruits Farm news as well as volunteer schedules & needs.


Phone:  805.234.7686
Email:   firstfruitsfarmslo@gmail.com


Homeless Shelter Ministries

Serving the homeless is a great way to reach out with the love of Christ to the most needy in our community. You can help serve the homeless by volunteering for the Overflow Homeless Shelter at GraceSLO or by serving meals at the Homeless Shelter.

Overflow Homeless Shelter
Serving the Homeless women and children of the SLO community is a great way to reach out with the love of Christ. This year, 2018, we are hosting the “Women’s Overflow Shelter,” at Grace SLO during the month of July. You can help out by volunteering to stay overnight at Grace, serving breakfast or being a “Good Neighbor.”  Overnight volunteers arrive at 7pm and help by greeting the women and children when they arrive, playing with kids, holding babies, or talking with a mom. Two volunteers work together until 9 o’clock p.m. when it’s “light out.” One volunteer sleeps in the prayer room next to the sanctuary, while the other volunteer stays awake in the hall right outside the Founders Hall where the clients are. At around 1 a.m. the volunteers switch places. By 7 a.m. everyone leaves Grace Church to start their day. This is a very fulfilling way to serve our Lord. (Matthew 25:40 – “Truly I say whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters you did for me.”) On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays we serve a breakfast too. If you would like to help out, please call Kirt Collins at 805.801.3293

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Homeless Shelter Meals
There is a service in our community that feeds the homeless people a warm lunch every day of the year and we at Grace Church have the privilege of serving this group of people a 1-2 times a month. There is a need though for one of the times we serve lunch, the 3rd Thursday of every month. We are looking for a group of people to train and rotate in when others are sick, on vacation, or working. The time commitment is 1 hour of serving lunch plus prep time to prepare the food. Please call Tim Tryon for more information 805.543.9238          

Orphan & Foster Care Ministry

At Grace, three realities compel us toward the care of orphans through adoption and foster care.  The first is the reality that the family is God's thing.  God designed and ordained marriage and the human family as the building block of human society and human flourishing.  Therefore, children belong in families.  The second is the reality that the Gospel is all about adoption.  The Gospel is the good news of God's grace in the person and saving work of Jesus Christ to bring lost, blind, spiritually dead sinners into His eternal family.  As those who have been adopted, we are eager to promote and practice adoption and foster care.  The third is the reality that the Bible speaks repeatedly about God's care and our responsibility to care for orphans, as the people of God.   (Deut.10:18, Ps.10:14, Is. 1:17, Jer. 22:3, Jam. 1:27).   The Gospel compels us toward gracious care. 

These 3 realities give rise to our mission and vision.  Our mission is to celebrate, proclaim and live the Gospel of Jesus Christ by caring for orphans and children in need of families. Our vision is to encourage and support both local and international adoptions as well as foster care among the Grace family so that we might see the lives of orphans and children in need of families transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We pursue this mission and vision through the oversight of the Grace Adoption Fund and through ongoing efforts to promote and educate the Grace Family about the joys, challenges, and opportunities to care for orphans and children in need. 

Welcoming Children Home Orphan Conference

The purpose of this annual Central Coast Orphan Care Conference is to motivate and inform Christians of both the Biblical call and the needs of orphans.  There are three tracks: 1) for those interested in foster care and adoption; 2) for those with adopted kids who need more support and training; 3) those who are wanting to care for orphans globally and domestically but not called to adopt.

View WCH Conference Info HERE!

The Grace Central Coast Adoption Fund

The Grace Adoption Fund has been established by Grace to help families at Grace overcome the financial obstacle of adoption.  The cost of many forms of adoption seems financially impossible to many Christian couples.  That reality results in thousands of children remaining in orphanages or being adopted by unbelievers instead of learning the gospel of Jesus Christ in a forever family.  God has commanded His people – the Church – to care for those in need. We believe God wants to use His church as part of a couple’s financial provision in adoption.

For more information or to request financial assistance for your adoption, please contact the Adoption & Fostercare Adoption Team at adoption@graceslo.org

Adoption & Foster Care Resources

To encourage GraceSLO families toward the care of orphans, we offer the following list of resources as a starting point.  The views expressed in and by each, do not necessarily represent the perspective of GraceSLO in every instance. 

Websites & Organizations

Books & Other Resources

  • Adopted for Life - Russell Moore

  • Parenting the Hurt Child - Gregory Reck

  • The Connected Child - Purvis, Cross & Kupeck

  • Thriving as an Adopted Family - David & Renee Sanford

  • Successful Adoption: A Guide for Christian Families by Natalie Nichols Gillespie

  • Trust-based Parenting - DVD

  • Empowered to Connect - DVD

  • If You were Mine - DVD


Sanctity of Life Ministry

Our ministry exists to encourage and support the Sanctity of Life, a whole life belief that ALL life is to be respected and protected from conception to natural death.  As our Lord commands, we honor people in every stage of life - from the preborn to the support for mothers who are faced with a challenging pregnancy, to those suffering from post-abortive issues, those with special needs, the elderly and the shut-in.  For more information or to join our mailing list, contact us at sanctityoflifeteam@gracecentralcoast.org.

The following are outreach opportunities that reflect and encourage a whole life focus, belief and purpose:

Tree of Life Pregnancy Support Center: We support Tree of Life in its efforts to support women facing an unplanned pregnancy where they'll find caring help, hope, positive options and practical help from friendly and knowledgeable staff and volunteers. In addition, they provide Post Abortion counseling with a trained counselor.

40 Days for Life: The largest prayer ministry in the world, this international group gathers to pray for an end to abortion, the leading cause of death across the globe. https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/san-luis-obispo/

Prayer Care Partners: We serve and interact to bring love, hope, and comfort through the Good News of the Scripture and life-giving prayer to the elderly and infirm in our Senior Living Communities. Please contact pamelakcrum@yahoo.com

Sanctity of Life Newsletters: join our Sanctity of Life Ministry and receive and newsletter displaying local ministry activities, pivotal information, and suggestions for book reading to further your own understanding of whole life issues. To join or to receive the newsletter contact Kirt and Katie at kirt.katie@gmail.com

Jail Ministry

Here is an opportunity to build relationships with people behind bars, showing the love of Jesus by visiting them and communicating to them that they are valuable and not forgotten. Contact the Church office 543-2358 or email Pastor Ken.

Caring Callers

Visiting seniors at their homes or visiting people in the hospital is a great way to live out the Gospel. Individuals and/or families have the opportunity to form relationships with seniors from Grace Church and to pray with people who have been hospitalized.
Contact Ken Peet, 543-2358.

Caring Meals

Preparing a meal is a caring and practical way to be a neighbor to someone going through a time of trial or change. Opportunities include helping a new mom and dad with dinner or taking a meal to a person who is home after surgery. To help provide a meal, email Jenny Nanninga to get on the list.


Care Fund Financial Assistance

Helping those in need through financial assistance. 
From food to utility bills and rent we become neighbors to the poor in our community, demonstrating that Jesus cares for them and so do we. Our desire is to be “a church in the community, serving the community.”  To that end, we desire to meet real and felt needs of those in our community.  If you would like to give to the ministry, click here or contact the church office 543-2358.

Bereavement Care Team

Helping a family grieving the loss of a loved one is a way to “weep with those who weep”. This team organizes a meal after a funeral or memorial service to help family and friends focus on what they need to during that time. Contact Cyndie Hamley, 544-1554, if you'd like to help with these meals.

Prayer Ministries 

Praying is a way we admit we are powerless without God to do anything of lasting value. At Grace we want to pray continually and purposefully, seeking God’s power in all situations.

Prayer Chain
Where there is an urgent prayer need the Prayer Chain begins contacting many people who will then faithfully pray to our loving God for that need. Contact the church office, 543-2358.
Drawing Near
Every Wednesday the Grace Church group, Drawing Near, meets for a concentrated time of prayer for the needs of the church and our community. Drawing Near meets at 6:00 PM in the Fireside Room.

Pastoral Counseling 

If you would like to meet with a pastor to discuss emotional, physical or spiritual needs please contact the church office at 543-2358 and ask to leave a message for Leon Maksoudian, or email Leon directly.

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