why become a member?

Becoming a member of our church allows you the opportunity to serve as an elder or deacon of the church. It also allows you to vote in our congregational meetings, making decisions to further the ministry of the church. Of course you don't need to become a member to participate all other areas in the life of the church. All avenues of church life are open to all who desire to serve and enjoy the fellowship of the community. You can sing in the choir, be on a committee, help minister to the homeless and enjoy the fellowship of various groups in the church.

Why join a presbyterian church?

The Presbyterian Church is one of the oldest Protestant Denominations in the world. Our heritage dates back to 1520 when the city of Geneva, Switzerland asked a young man, John Calvin, to come and be their pastor. During his 30 years in that city John Calvin was able to transform their religious and political structures into a living reality of democracy and a new Christian expression of church life. What was exciting about this new transformation was the recreation of the church structure which provided people access to the decisions in the life of the church. We carry on this tradition today through the election of officers and leaders who have been called of God to live out this responsibility.


Presbyterian theology typically emphasizes the sovereignty of God, the authority of the Scriptures, and the necessity of grace through faith in Christ. God is the creator of the universe, Jesus is the incarnation of God on earth and the Holy Spirit is the presence of God in the world and in the believer. For inspiration and guidance there are two main sources: the Bible and the Book of Confessions.

Why join this presbyterian church?

This church has a long tradition in El Cajon. We are a welcoming church and encourage diversity in our congregation. We are active with special programs for children, teens and adults. We have an extensive music program including chancel choir, worship team, organ, piano and handbells.   

new members class

New members classes are offered periodically during the year. If you're interested in attending a class, please contact the church office for more information, 619.442.2583 or office@firstpres-elcajon.org

First Presbyterian Church of el cajon


500 Farragut Circle

El Cajon, CA 92020

First Presbyterian Church

of El Cajon is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

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Located in the greater San Diego area near the communities of El Cajon, La Mesa, Santee, Lakeside, Alpine, Rancho San Diego, and Spring Valley.