Oceanside, CA

5570 Old Ranch Road
Oceanside, CA 92057

In Person

Sunday, 9:30am


Sunday, 9:30am

San Luis Rey Valley UMC

Story of SLRVUMC

In the heart of Oceanside, California, amidst the rolling hills and vibrant community spirit, there stands a beacon of faith and fellowship:

San Luis Rey Valley United Methodist Church

Our story is one of humble beginnings, steadfast devotion, and a relentless commitment to spreading the love and teachings of Christ.

It all began in the mid-1980s, when a small group of believers gathered in homes, their hearts aflame with the desire to share the Good News with all who would listen. From these intimate gatherings, the seed of our faith community was planted, rooted in the principles of learning, listening, praying, and working together in service to others.

As our numbers grew and our mission expanded, we found ourselves in need of a larger space to call home. Turning to the historic Mission San Luis Rey, we rented chapel space, continuing our journey of worship and service amidst the ancient walls that echoed with centuries of devotion.

Yet, our vision stretched beyond the confines of borrowed walls. We dreamed of a permanent home, a sanctuary where we could gather as one family to worship, learn, and reach out to our community. In the early 1990s, our prayers were answered as we discovered a piece of land in Jeffries Ranch, Oceanside—a blank canvas upon which to build our dreams.

With faith as our cornerstone and determination as our guiding light, we embarked on the journey of constructing our main sanctuary. Through the years, our church grew not only in physical structure but also in spirit, welcoming all who sought solace, guidance, and belonging within our walls.

In 2006, as our community continued to flourish, we recognized the need to nurture the minds and hearts of our youngest members. With unwavering dedication, we expanded once again, adding an Education Addition to our church—a place where children and youth could learn, grow, and thrive in the embrace of God’s love.

Today, San Luis Rey Valley United Methodist Church stands as a testament to the power of faith, community, and service. We are more than just a congregation; we are a family—a place to believe, belong, and become. And as we continue our journey forward, we carry with us the legacy of those who came before, the hope of those yet to come, and the boundless love of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

San Luis Rey Valley UMC church building from parking lot