How We Lead

First Christian Church of Oceanside is a Congregational church. Primarily, that means we are not governed by our denomination, rather we govern ourselves as a congregation. This makes us distinct from other traditions who may be governed by a hierarchy of regional and national bishops or elder boards (like Episcopal or Presbyterian churches), or may not be answerable to any earthly authority beyond themselves (like non-denominational churches). It also means that the congregation has an important voice in the way our church is governed. The Staff, Board of Directors, and congregation work together to discern God’s leading for our church.


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.

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.