About Peace

peace-signWhy are we called Peace?  Because we humbly believe there is a special peace that only Jesus Christ can give.

We belong to the EPC (Evangelical Presbyterian Church, www.epc.org), a growing, Christ-centered denomination. We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, and our messages are biblically-based and applicable to everyday life. We have a friendly, casual atmosphere, a blend of contemporary and traditional worship, and a special emphasis upon prayer and equipping our members to share God’s love with others in down-to-earth ways.

Our pastor, Dr. James Banks, is also a best-selling author with Discovery House Publishers.  God has used his books to encourage many people to pray.  You can read his blog at www.JamesBanks.org.  You might also enjoy visiting  James’ author page on Facebook and www.PrayersForProdigals.org,  two of his sites dedicated to helping others pray.

James is a graduate of Westmont College, Princeton and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminaries.  As an undergraduate he was a California state champion and nation finalist (“final four”) in public speaking.   James is also fluent in several languages, enjoys beekeeping and running diesel engines on recycled vegetable oil  .  James and Cari have been married 29 years (they met in college) and have two grown children.