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Looking for a church in San Jose

Posted on 05/31/2014 8:43:59 PM PDT by cblue55

My son just graduated from college and is moving to San Jose CA from North Carolina to work at Silicon Valley. He is a believer in Christ and would like to find a Bible-believing church as soon as he can after moving. He doesn't know anyone there so he's starting his new life at ground zero. Anyone know of a good church in the San Jose area?


TOPICS: Ministry/Outreach; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: bible; christian; conservative

1 posted on 05/31/2014 8:44:00 PM PDT by cblue55
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To: cblue55

Mission San Jose in Fremont.


2 posted on 05/31/2014 8:44:55 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: cblue55

Do you know the way to San Jose?....................


3 posted on 05/31/2014 8:45:46 PM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: cblue55

Any of the Calvary Chapels, especially an up-and-coming one. These guys teach the Bible, verse-by-verse, and are heavily into discernment of all the weird winds of doctrine we are seeing nowadays. Solid. And I am not even Calvary Chapel myself; I just admire their pace.


4 posted on 05/31/2014 8:48:47 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: cblue55

U have no persnal experience with churches in the San Jose area but I listen to radio station KFAX a Christian radio station in San Francisco very regularly and found their listings of Bible Believing Churches in the area

http://www.kfax.com/ChurchDirectory/

Hope this is of some help.


5 posted on 05/31/2014 8:49:30 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Migraine

I was going to recommend a CC. They are pretty solid.


6 posted on 05/31/2014 8:50:45 PM PDT by liege (America 180)
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To: cblue55

http://sunnyvalechurchofchrist.us/

I visited there when I was on business in San Jose. Good Folks.


7 posted on 05/31/2014 8:52:05 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: cblue55

Reformed or Arminian?

If Reformed (hard to find
a real one),

Providence Bible Church
709 Lakewood Dr
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
(408) 734-2297


8 posted on 05/31/2014 8:58:11 PM PDT by WKTimpco
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To: cblue55

When in doubt, go to the nearest Calvary Chapel. Solid bible teaching, committed Christians and none of that liberal feel good doctrine.

It’s always a good place to start. And if you like it, it is always a good place to put down roots.


9 posted on 05/31/2014 9:00:32 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: cblue55

i’m glad your son is looking for a church that preaches the bible. too often there are people who attend mega churches just for the fun activities and social events.


10 posted on 05/31/2014 9:04:53 PM PDT by yongin
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To: cblue55

Peace Lutheran or Apostles Lutheran. WELS affiliated-I joined a local WELS church about two years ago. Best discovery of my life. Uncompromisingly Bible based!


11 posted on 05/31/2014 9:05:41 PM PDT by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist...)
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To: cblue55
Gateway Church is pretty good if you're looking for a pretty solid spirit-filled, full gospel church. A lot of happy people go there.

http://www.gccsj.com/

12 posted on 05/31/2014 9:07:32 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: cblue55
go for the truth
13 posted on 05/31/2014 9:07:34 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: cblue55; martin_fierro

Martin can put this out to the Silicon Valley Ping List. You’ll find lots of FRiend recommendations from that group.


14 posted on 05/31/2014 9:09:29 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: cblue55

what do you mean by ‘good’?


15 posted on 05/31/2014 9:12:33 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: cblue55

well brother, since you ask...in the heart of san jose, you won’t find a more humble, self built church than ours:

Samoan Community Church
1270 Lucretia Ave.
San Jose, CA
Pastor Darcy Faiaipau
SCAOGSecretary@gmail.com
(408)-289-9300

warning: it’s not that easy to find.


16 posted on 05/31/2014 9:13:25 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: cblue55

I used to love Christ the King in Campbell. Very alive.
http://www.ctkanglican.com/


17 posted on 05/31/2014 9:22:50 PM PDT by tinamina
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To: cblue55

http://www.southbaychurch.org

South Bay Church is a biblical, mission-focused church in San Jose. It’s 5 years old, and they recently started another campus in Sunnyvale. Congregation is very strong in your son’s age demographic, though all ages attend.


18 posted on 05/31/2014 9:26:17 PM PDT by Johnstone
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To: cblue55

Saratoga federated church in Saratoga. Gospel spoken there.


19 posted on 05/31/2014 9:29:24 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: cblue55

I’m not familiar with the are but there is an OPC(Orthodox Presbyterian Church) congregation there-

http://www.covenantopc.org/


20 posted on 05/31/2014 9:40:54 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: cblue55

http://www.masstimes.org/search.html?lat=37.3393857&lng=-121.89495549999998&SearchQueryTerm=san%20jose,%20ca

As long as he’s living in St. Joseph ( San Jose ) he might as well go to St. Joseph. For Bible believing Christians you won’t find better.


21 posted on 05/31/2014 9:47:25 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: cblue55
I hope he realizes how expensive it is to live in San Jose, and that are major parts of the city you really don't want to break down in . . .

But I love young people striking out in the world with no fear, and the intention of hard work. Awesome. Good luck to him.

22 posted on 05/31/2014 9:50:42 PM PDT by builder (I don't want a piece of someone else's pie)
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To: cblue55

I attend Bethel Church on Winchester. Excellent pastor who still speaks out against evil from the pulpit.


23 posted on 05/31/2014 9:54:02 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Modern "Peace Officer" motto-"We have to go home at night, we don't care if you do.")
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To: cblue55; ReformationFan
We go to Bethel Baptist in Morgan Hill (a bit south of San Jose). It is a good Bible believing Church.
ReformationFan also recommended the OPC churches. There are two local: Covenant OPC in San Jose near the Campbell area, and Sunnyvale OPC (in Sunnyvale - a few miles north of San Jose). I've been to both and they are very good (I just don't like the ESV, which the OPC has apparently adopted as their preferred version ... a personal quirk).
24 posted on 05/31/2014 10:00:39 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: cblue55

Calvary Chapel


25 posted on 05/31/2014 10:00:44 PM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian. I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.)
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To: tinamina
I was ordained to the Diaconate and Priesthood in that Church.
26 posted on 05/31/2014 10:15:34 PM PDT by Gman (Anglican Priest. NRA Life Member.)
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To: Red Badger

My sister lived in San Jose. But I’ve been away so long, I might just lose my way.


27 posted on 05/31/2014 10:38:35 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: El Cid

Which translation do you like best, El Cid?


28 posted on 05/31/2014 10:39:39 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan
Textus Receptus/Majority Text for the New Testament Greek; the Authorized Version for the English translation.
29 posted on 05/31/2014 10:46:27 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: cblue55

Menlo Park Presbyterian. They just left PCUSA.


30 posted on 05/31/2014 11:32:47 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: Gman

Wow. Well I came to Los Gatos from St Columbas Inverness and found Christ the King was the replacement home while I was in the area. (6 years).


31 posted on 06/01/2014 12:05:58 AM PDT by tinamina
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To: Migraine

Agreed. Calvary Chapel is solid, spiritually refreshing, and devout - and I say that as a Catholic.

They also know how to have fun and take joy in the Word and the fellowship, and most members will always go out of their way to make a stranger feel like a welcome and old friend.


32 posted on 06/01/2014 2:51:06 AM PDT by EC1
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To: Salvation

I have good memories of the Mission San Jose in Fremont. As a Girl Scout, our troop pulled weeds in the old cemetary for a service project. Our family went to mass there a few times.


33 posted on 06/01/2014 10:06:08 AM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: cblue55

I have a friend in Silicon Valley who goes to a church called Kingsway. He also has posted things on his FaceBook from Calvary Church in Los Gatos. Those would both be solid evangelical, family-oriented places. But your son may want to see if they also have young adult/single ministry if he is a recent grad.


34 posted on 06/01/2014 10:09:35 AM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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