History of Grace Temple

In 1971 a lady Pastor came from the Philippines with a burden for the Filipino brethren from the same islands. Her name is Felicidad Sato-Dizon. She and another sister started to visit Filipino homes in Seaside. In 1972, two families added to their group and decided to buy a property in Watsonville, about 20 miles from Seaside. They used this building for about two years for fellowship.  The brethren from Seaside decided to transfer back to their hometown, selling the church building in Watsonville.  However a group from Watsonville had formed and they were able to find another church building to rent for their fellowship (present location). At the same time, they also affiliated themselves with Northern California and Nevada District of the Assemblies of God as a home mission church. A few more pastors came to help Pastor Dizon in the next 18 years. Three of the pastors eventually left and started churches of their own: one in Daly City, California, another in New Jersey and another in Capitola.

In 1987 Pastor Dizon invited another pastor from the Philippines to pastor the church as she was ready to resign. Pastor Noli Delfin arrived at Grace Temple without his family in 1987. He eventually went back to Philippines as he was seeking for God’s direction for his family. In 1990, he and his family arrived in Watsonville responding to the leading of the Lord.  In July 1991, Pastor Dizon resigned and Pastor Noli Delfin became the new pastor. It was difficult for a new pastor to face the pastoral challenges while dealing with the new culture his family had to adopt.  During the first few years, the church grew from about 15 people to reach an average of 60 people.  God however had a greater vision for Grace Temple.

In 2002, many young people around the church neighborhood got saved and it was evident that God's was working in a unique way.  Praise God!  The atmosphere in the church shifted as new members were being added.  The vision became clearer to the pastor, the church leadership and the congregation. As the Lord leads, Grace Temple will obey Him at His command. In 2002, Pastor Noli Delfin declared that Grace Temple Church is no longer a Filipino only church, but a church of Jesus reflecting its diverse community. Since then, there has been a tremendous growth at Grace Temple not only in numbers but in diversity.  The Grace Temple family is excitedly awaiting the further fulfillment of God's great and wonderful plans for His church.


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