Current Preaching Series: Top 5 (or more) Questions of the Christian Faith


On Sunday, September 20th, we began the new preaching series meant to address up to seven of the most critical questions of the Christian faith. These questions are being asked by Christians and non-Christians alike as people wrestle with such important topics as:

  1. Who was Jesus Christ; how can we come to know Him, and is He the only way?
  2. Why should we believe the Bible?
  3. Why would a good God allow so much suffering?
  4. How can a loving God send people to Hell?
  5. Isn’t the church just full of hypocrites?
  6. TBD
  7. TBD

The final two topics will be determined by attendees submitting questions they have regarding the Christian faith and Pastor Jim will address them during weeks 6 and 7. This series is designed so that those with questions regarding their faith and/or those who are just investigating what Christianity is all about, might come away with answers to some of the questions they’ve always had regarding Christianity. No question is out of bounds so that if a person wants their question included in the series, all they have to do is contact pastor Jim and inform him what it is. This series will present a great opportunity for all who have ever thought about a particular subject or issue and would like to obtain an answer from God’s Holy Word

Worship times begin at 10:00 on Sundays, and Glen Ellen Community Church is located at 5311 O’Donnell Lane; just behind the post office in the village of Glen Ellen. For more information, you can reach Pastor Jim at (707) 996-1479.

Church Anniversary – 121 Years Young!

GECC Celebrates 121 Years

Sunday, August 16th, we will be celebrating 121 years as a church, sharing the gospel of Christ in and around the village of Glen Ellen. “This is always a wonderful day for us,” Pastor Jim said recently. “In reminding ourselves of our beginnings and our history forward as a little community church, we come to appreciate those who have given their lives in ministry for this community – and it encourages us on.” Glen Ellen Community Church was founded in 1894 with a congregation of 14. A year later, with the help of Dr. O’Donnell who donated the land, two blacksmiths from Kenwood built the sanctuary on its current sight. From the laying of the foundation stone, to preaching the first sermon was two months.

On our celebration Sunday, we will again walk through some of the old photos, recount some of those who help found our church, and we will hear a special message to encourage all of us to be bearers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Then we will adjourn to the home of Dan and Suzie Snetsinger where we will have a potluck luncheon and engage in any baptisms, which we would have the privilege to perform. Our worship times are 10 am on Sundays, and we will re-gather over at the Snetsinger’s home at 256 Sylvia Drive after morning worship. Please come and join us!!!

1911-Inside of church, looking toward front door

Inside of Church 1911

1911-Mayflower Hall, cropped

Maflower Hall 1911


GECC Congregation 1094-05

1911 Church

Glen Ellen Church 1911

Serving Christ in the community of Glen Ellen and beyond since 1894


Glen Ellen Community Church

Sunday Service is at 10:00 a.m. weekly.


Welcome to the website of Historic Glen Ellen Community Church.  We are a group of people who are seeking to pursue God and make Jesus Christ the Lord of our lives through the study of God’s Word, through our worship of Him as Lord of all, and in our efforts to be a blessing to those around us.  We believe that as we gather on Sundays, our time is a Spiritual environment of belonging and expectation in community, so that each week when we leave, our hearts respond quickly with “surely the Lord was in this place.”

Pastor Jim Hill

It is our prayer that as you review this site, you will see us and want to get to know us more.  It is our prayer that your life will be most blessed and strengthened by the power of Jesus Christ and that you will live a life of abundance in fellowship, joy and liberty in Him.  Come and join us as we worship the living God.Sincerely in Christ,

Pastor Jim