Westminster Presbyterian Church

Explore Your Spiritual Side San Jose, CA
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Westminster Presbyterian Church

Who We Are

We are worshippers, wounded healers, and equippers in a Christian community of welcoming and nurturing faith.

About Us

Vibe
Casual, Traditional Liturgy, Friendly, Inclusive, Multigenerational, Neighborhood-focused

Programs
Community Service, Addiction/Recovery, Children's Ministry, Nursery, Choir, Missions, Adult Education

Music
Traditional Hymns, Contemporary, Organ

Denomination
Presbyterian (PCUSA)

Networks

Size
Small

Language
English

Founded
1891

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
1100 Shasta Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126-2621

Phone
408-294-7447

Website

Directions
Get directions on Google Maps

Our Services

What are services like?
The Sunday morning service is traditional, with some contemporary elements included. The Sunday afternoon service is much more contemporary, and is a relatively new service whose structure is still in the process of being defined. Casual dress is common at both services.

What is the community like?
It includes a diverse mixture, from the gentrified Rose Garden area to the west, to the mixed business-residential area to the east, and also includes middle and lower income areas. People from all walks of life, ages, and backgrounds come together for worship and fellowship at Westminster.

What if I'm not a Christian?
Everyone is welcome, especially those who are in the early stages of exploring their spiritual side. We encourage you to visit both of our worship services to see if either one of them appeals to you, and to attend one of the classes we hold for those who are interested in learning more about the history and practices of the church.

Leadership View all

Bryan  Franzen

Bryan Franzen

The Rev. Dr. Bryan Franzen, 38, came to San Jose from Hightstown, New Jersey in January 2012. Bryan received his Master of Divinity with an emphasis in World Christianity from San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, CA and Doctor of Ministry in Gospel and Culture from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA. Bryan has served in various capacities, congregations in California, Illinois, North Carolina, Iowa, and New Jersey. Through his ministry, Bryan’s passion has been in issues of justice and inclusion. This passion has brought him on diplomatic missions to South Dakota, China, and Cuba and working missions to Jamaica and Ghana. Bryan has also been involved in advocacy for the LGBT community, special-needs children, and both mentally and physically handicapped adults and children. Bryan’s current concern in our culture is with the need for civility and a faith focused on how we build each other up in faith. He believes that the church should be a place where we welcome all types of families and individuals, young and old. Bryan also knows that the strongest faith comes when people are encouraged to explore and question, be challenged, and ultimately grow in their own understanding and relationship with God. “I believe that something incredible is starting to happen at Westminster Presbyterian Church, I hope that you can come and be part of it!!!” –Bryan

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