Announcement: Due to our Governor’s requirements related to the coronavirus pandemic (reflecting the June 15 updates), we are worshipping with assigned distance between the pews and wearing masks while in fellowship less than six feet from one another. We also open and close each service singing outdoors (with the invocation, opening prayer, and benediction respectively). Only those who have COVID vaccinations (which we do not endorse) are not required to wear masks indoors with us and self-attesting is sufficient. No one will need to wear masks while outdoors (so neither during singing since this is outdoors and we do not face one another). Visitors are welcome as they abide by these guidelines. For an explanation of our position and procedure, see our article on Romans 13 here: https://www.reformation21.org/blog/submit-to-the-government-serving-god-to-save-lives as well as our collection of relevant Romans 13 commentary excerpts. See also our more recent article: https://www.reformation21.org/blog/moses-wore-a-mask-and-other-reflections-on-covid-19.
If home bound, please see the following ways to join us for our live worship webcasts:
In our long effort to become more Biblical and Confessional in our ecclesiology, we have recently (March, 2018) entered into the status of Affiliate Relations with the Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly in the first formal step of seeking to join the denomination. Please see our “About” page to learn more about developments toward this goal.
Welcome to the website of the Puritan Reformed Presbyterian Church (formerly the Puritan Evangelical Church) in San Diego (Paradise Hills), California! We are a conservative body of Reformed and Presbyterian believers who love and serve King Jesus.
We confess the Biblical Christian faith (Calvinism) and life as summarized in the original, historic Westminster Standards. We endeavor to worship and serve Christ the Lord with the purity of doctrine and practice of the Puritans as our example. The following quote speaks to what our name says about with whom we identify and who, by God’s grace, we are trying to be:
In this treatise “puritan” means a zealous, converted Protestant who actively seeks to give the Bible foremost authority in his life. The puritan is one who believes that he is saved from sin and the wrath of God, that he has received eternal life by faith in Jesus Christ, that by the grace of God he is a new man. His conviction is heartfelt, not merely intellectual, and he cares deeply about it. He strives for a new, godly life. The guide and authority for his new life is the Bible, understood and, as much as possible, followed in its literal sense … The puritans prove their reverence for Scripture by granting it the power to modify favored ideas … The puritans wanted to be Biblical Christians. They wanted to reform their society from the heart outward and they chose Biblical preaching as their chief tool.
— The Godly Household in Puritan Theology: 1560-1640, by Daniel M. Doriani (Ph.D. Thesis for Westminster Theological Seminary in Pa., 1986)
Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m., Resumes June 20 with a video series on Reformed Theology by RC Sproul led by Elder Maxwell.
Lord’s Day (Sunday) Worship: 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Weekly Lord’s Supper: After the Morning Service. Please Note: Communicant Members of PECA partake after every Lord’s Say evening service. Visitors who are baptized and covenanted communicant members participating in good standing within an evangelical church may partake after first visiting with the elders to share about their faith, fellowship, and understanding of the Lord’s Supper. Elders are available to meet following morning worship or before evening worship upon request.
Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study: 6:30 p.m. Resumes June 16. Pastor will begin leading us through his Membership Class on our Westminster Standards and other church distinctives (like using the KJV and exclusive psalmody).