Who we are

It’s quite simple, really. We are a community of people who by grace:

Live in the PRESENCE of God,
Experience His transforming POWER,
And share His PASSION to lead others into His kingdom through
Communion, Community, Commitment, Compassion & Commission.

The Escondido Seventh-day Adventist Church has been serving the needs
of Escondido for over 100 years. We want to keep that legacy alive by
continuing to serve the city of Escondido by ministering to people’s physical, mental, spiritual and emotional needs.

We are a ragtag group of Christ-followers who are committed to doing the
things that Jesus Christ taught. Because of the love that God has freely lavished
on us… We love God and we love people.

What to expect

You don’t have to dress up. You don’t have to be any particular age. We couldn’t care less who you voted for in the last election. And please, don’t feel the need to pretend about anything.

Escondido Seventh-day Adventist Church is a place where God meets seeking people who are far from perfect. That means anyone is welcome, no matter where you are on your spiritual journey.

So learn at your own pace. Ask questions. Seek. We believe you’ll find what you’re looking for. You’ll learn how to relate to God. You’ll experience Christian community. And here’s the big thing – you will change. Join us as we seek God together.

Just come as you are.

From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament,
grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

Ephesians 4:16

Watch Us Online



Malachi 3:10 says:
Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!

We are a community that believes in the promises of Scripture, as well as the challenges we find in Scripture. Tithing is a biblical principle where we return 10% (or the firstfruits) of our gain (income) to God’s storehouse. We do this as faithful Christians, who believe that God blesses our giving. It is not a magical equation, but rather a trust equation that we have in the promises of God found in the bible.

You can now return your tithes and give your offerings easily and securely online. Simply click on the link below

Meet & Contact Us


Steve Blue
Senior Pastor
Meet Steve Blue, our Senior Pastor! Steve brings to ministry a rich background of serving people of all ages! A former Youth Pastor and Youth Director, Pastor Steve shares the teachings of Jesus in a way that connects with young and old alike! His wife Val, is an award-winning educator, and is on the faculty of Escondido Adventist Academy. Steve’s passion is to bring the knowledge of Jesus, to people living in today’s culture and climate in a way that truly lifts Him up, and transforms lives!
Mario Perez
Youth Pastor
An undergrad from Pacific Union College, masters from Andrews University and Doctorate from Tacobell errr Fuller Theological Seminary. Mario has been in full time youth and young adult ministry for over twelve years. He is an avid sports fan (go lakers!), coaches a varsity girls basketball team and loves to wrestle sharks. He is married to Sarah Perez (way out of his league… was it a miracle, yes!) and they have a beautiful daughter named Madison and a furry dog named Bamboo. Mario is in love with Jesus and has a passion to see young people grow in their relationship with God and truly experience the abundant life of following Jesus!
Tami Cooper
Children's Ministry Coordinator
Tami Cooper has a passion for teaching and mentoring children and young adults and has loved the opportunity to serve on staff here at the Escondido SDA Church. A native San Diegan, wife and mother of two wonderful girls, Tami has a love for all things Jesus, Chargers and beach. Her desire for each and every child who enters our church is that they may come to know the amazing love of God.
John McChesney
Church Treasurer

John has been the Escondido Church Treasurer for the last 21 years.  Since moving into our new church in the summer of 2010, the treasurer's job has increased, along with the number of ministries that are happening with our new facilities.  The area of faith that the offerings will come in, so the bills can be paid, is one of the biggest challenges as a church treasurer.  I have always been amazed that we are able to pay all the bills every month.  It has been a pleasure to work with the team doing the ministry of the Escondido Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Jennifer Teh
Office Manager
Making people smile is what Jenny is about; that and raising her two kids with the help of her husband. Raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, Jenny is a proud alum of Union College. That said, she has adjusted quite well to beach life and summers in January. Jenny is thrilled to be part of the ministry team of the church that she loves. Her hope is that everyone who enters our church can experience the joy, warmth, and acceptance which has made this church an extension of her family.

Events and Calendar


We have a bunch of stuff happening, and we’d love for you to join us!


  • December 8 – 9:30 am – Sabbath School
  • December 8 – 10:45 am – Worship Service, Pastor Steve Blue, “Greatly Blessed, Highly Favored!”

Come worship with us!


  • Sabbath School – 9:30 am
  • Church Service – 10:50 am


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