Making Gospel Disciples for over 80 years!  


Grace Central Coast is a growing body of believers committed to living the Gospel to the glory of God. We value expository preaching and teaching of God’s Word, the doctrines of grace, God-centered family worship, and vibrant, authentic, inter-generational Christian community. We believe the Gospel is the power of God to transform individual lives, families, communities and cultures. 

Grace was founded as an independent Bible believing and teaching church in 1931 by Pastor Leroy Persson who faithfully served the church for 37 years. In the 1930s, the church acquired and began construction on it's downtown SLO campus in the heart of San Luis Obispo, on the corner of Pismo and Osos streets. The original and continuing vision of the church and its people was to “turn their community upside down for Jesus Christ.” 

In 1969, Johnny Boswell became Grace’s second senior pastor, and remained until 1977. Dean Keller served as the third senior pastor until 1994 and was followed by Ron Jones who served until 2001. Our present Lead Pastor, Tim Theule, was called by Grace, in March 2003. 

Mindful of God's faithfulness over the years and the continuing command of Jesus to 'Go, and make disciples', Grace is now committed to moving outward from it's historic downtown SLO campus as 'one church that meets in more than one location' as we seek to plant campuses throughout the Central Coast.  Our second campus, Grace5Cities, launched in Fall 2015.