Our Story

The story of Grace began in Houston, Texas in 1983. Founding pastors Steve & Becky Riggle planted a church, beginning with just 12 people. Today, thousands of people call Grace home. In the fall of 2007, Grace Church came to North County San Diego and began a satellite campus that met in San Marcos, CA. It was just a few years later that Grace was able to purchase & renovate our Oceanside facility which sits on 30 acres.


In the winter of 2012, Matthew and Sabrina Schlesinger arrived in Oceanside to fill the role of campus pastors. In 2016, they would be installed as senior pastors and Grace Church would become an autonomous church within Grace International.


Over these years, a vibrant core of people from all walks of life has joined together and the church is growing weekly.


From the beginning, Grace Church has focused on reaching out to those who do not know God personally and building relationships through small groups. The life-giving message of the Gospel, the passion and joy of Sunday services, and the simple style of Grace Church is making a difference in lives all over North County San Diego.


We invite you to see for yourself how exciting church can be when the focus is simple and people are free to seek God with passion!