Skip to comments.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?
Mission San Jose in Fremont.
Do you know the way to San Jose?....................
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.
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
Hope this is of some help.
I was going to recommend a CC. They are pretty solid.
I visited there when I was on business in San Jose. Good Folks.
Reformed or Arminian?
If Reformed (hard to find
a real one),
Providence Bible Church
709 Lakewood Dr
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
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.
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.
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!
Martin can put this out to the Silicon Valley Ping List. You’ll find lots of FRiend recommendations from that group.
what do you mean by ‘good’?
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
warning: it’s not that easy to find.
I used to love Christ the King in Campbell. Very alive.
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.
Saratoga federated church in Saratoga. Gospel spoken there.
I’m not familiar with the are but there is an OPC(Orthodox Presbyterian Church) congregation there-
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.
But I love young people striking out in the world with no fear, and the intention of hard work. Awesome. Good luck to him.
I attend Bethel Church on Winchester. Excellent pastor who still speaks out against evil from the pulpit.
My sister lived in San Jose. But I’ve been away so long, I might just lose my way.
Which translation do you like best, El Cid?
Menlo Park Presbyterian. They just left PCUSA.
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).
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.
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.
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.