Church of God of San Jose (SJCOG)

Love God, Love People, Change the World! San Jose, CA
Church of God of San Jose (SJCOG)

Who We Are

The Church of God of San Jose is a gospel centered, mission driven, family friendly community in Willow Glen. We are a friendly church that preaches and teaches the Word of God and is passionate about making disciples and changing the world through serving others in Jesus' name.

Our vision is that the Church of God of San Jose continues to grow as a thriving community of Christ followers who are continually connected with God, growing with others, serving with passion, and reaching the world.

About Us

Vibe
Casual, Friendly, Conservative, Multigenerational

Programs
Missions, Community Service, Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Young Adults, Nursery

Music
Contemporary, Praise and Worship

Denomination
Nondenominational

Size
Small

Language
English

Founded
1936

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
937 Minnesota Ave
San Jose, CA 95125-2422

Phone
(408) 295-3605

Website

Directions
Get directions on Google Maps

Our Services

What are services like?
We believe that a worship gathering should be a celebration, not a memorial service. We know that people have different musical preferences. Real worship transcends musical genres. Our worship team usually consists of a full band, and features a contemporary worship style. Traditional hymns and choruses are also included. In our worship gatherings, we worship and praise God, we teach from the Bible, we pray, and we take communion together (periodically). All our gatherings are modern but Biblical in nature. You will see people singing loudly or quietly assuming an attitude of prayer, clapping and raising their hands or simply standing reverently. We encourage all genuine expressions of Biblical worship during our services. Our goal in corporate worship is to realize and experience the presence of God and give thanks for who He is and what He has done. The messages at Church of God of San Jose are practical and relevant teachings from the Bible. We believe that God wants to be involved in our everyday lives, so we present the ageless truths of the Bible in a way that is easy to understand, even if you've never been to church.

What is the community like?
Our church community is friendly, culturally diverse, and multi-generational. We have several young families, a vibrant youth ministry, a new young adult ministry, men and women Bible studies for all ages, and home-based community groups that meet during the week. Our commitment to live out the gospel in the world inspired us to create the non-profit organization 4others (www.4others.org). As a church community, we are continually creating and engaging in local and global service opportunities, including hosting the annual Food 4others MobilePack in San Jose (see www.food4others.org for details).

What if I'm not a Christian?
We warmly welcome you to come check out the message we so passionately believe and proclaim! Our services are casual and simple with messages that are easy to understand and apply to everyday life, even if you've never been to church before. Our pastors and members would be happy to explain to you what we believe and gently assist you in your own spiritual journey. You do not have to be a Christian to attend our services or participate in our outreach opportunities. We would love to have you visit us!

Leadership View all

Ronald Hunt

Pastor Ron is a California native, born in San Jose, and raised in Monterey. Ron began working with teenagers as a youth minister in Pacific Grove when he was 19 years old. Two years later, he completed his B.A. degree in Bible and Religion at Anderson College, in Indiana. After college, Ron worked in an international Christian music ministry. He and his family moved back to California in 1990, when Ron accepted a call to be the youth pastor at Church of God of San Jose. After four years as an associate pastor, Ron became the lead pastor in 1994. Ron’s passions include: communicating God’s Word in a faithful, practical, and relevant way; challenging teenagers to pursue God with their whole heart; mobilizing volunteers to meet the needs of others; and helping spiritual seekers make a vital connection with God. Ron and his wife, Sandi, have been married for 25 years and have four wonderful daughters: April, Courtney, Kirsten, and Lauren.

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