First Christian Church Oceanside

First Christian Church of Oceanside started in a one-room schoolhouse in the San Luis Rey Valley in 1875. At the time, Oceanside was a village of about 2000 people. In 1928, the church built its current facility in the growing downtown area.

Over the years, First Christian has had many seasons of life. We have been a rugged pioneer church, a budding downtown mission, and a pillar of the Oceanside civic community. But our character has always remained constant: a deep love for and commitment to Christ, a warm and welcoming community, and a driving compassion for those in need.

Our church fed hungry people during the Great Depression, organized relief for military wives during the Vietnam war, and helped start a social services agency in the 1990’s. Today we continue that legacy by serving as a place of hospitality in the neighborhood, offering creative and compassionate expressions of the gospel to shape our city for good.

Wherever you are on your journey of faith, you are welcome to join us!

Our Sunday worship begins each week at 10:30 am. We are located at 204 South Freeman Street Oceanside, CA 92054.


Our Staff

Jason A. Coker, Senior Pastor

Jason is a southern California native who has served churches in California, Utah, and Ohio. He is deeply in love with his wife Jenell, his three daughters Savannah, Judah, and Alannah, his books, his coffee, and all things Oceanside. He is also a member of the Human Development faculty at California State University San Marcos, where he teaches nonprofit leadership and human development courses. Jason earned his M.A. in global leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Beverly Vollmer, Administrative Assistant

Bev has been serving as the Administrative Assistant at First Christian Church for 19 years! Before that, she served as an administrative assistant and Sunday School Director for Twin Cities Christian Church in Oceanside.

Kim Smith, Open Arms Ministries & Janitorial

Kim Smith serves as the Director of Open Arms, the compassion ministries of FCC that includes Sarah’s Hope Food Pantry, Tuesday Night Dinner & Worship, the Clothing Boutique, and Thursday Night Coffee House. She also handles the janitorial needs of the church.

Adrienne Armes, Director of Children’s Ministries

Adrienne Armes an ordained with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and has spent many years of her career working as a Children’s Minister. She is excited to be part of the team at First Christian and have the chance to work with the many wonderful kids, families and volunteers that are a part of our church. Adrienne and her husband Travis – also an ordained Disciples of Christ pastor – have two children – Madeleine (10) and Benjamin (5).

Mo & John Mullins, Jim Underwood, Music Team

Mo and John Mullins and Jim Underwood comprise the FCC music team, providing an inspiring a unique Bluegrass perspective on both contemporary and traditional Christian songs.