As pastor, Pacific View Baptist Church has been my purpose driven church ministry for the last nine years. We just celebrated over 50 years of ministry here in the Encinitas-Cardiff area. Our main purpose is to actively help people become part of God’s family and then to help each one mature into biblical ministering, missionary, servants of Christ. We have been a consistent bearer of His Word and our Lord Jesus Christ in supporting mission work denominationally around the world as well as getting involved in many ways, both locally and in worldwide mission evangelism.
Many pastors can share how varied the church’s purpose in the community has ranged from sports, to helping the homeless, to helping establish a spiritual work for our Hispanic community. I have witnessed our congregation making baby blankets for military families, lap blankets for our wounded veterans, skirts and nap blankets for children of a Head Start program, food donations locally and to orphans in Mexico, and much more. We serve a Savior that takes broken lives and makes them whole again. Our work is as varied as the size, age and the leadership of our congregation has been through the years. We will continue working and serving our Savior till He comes back as Lord — that is our driving purpose.