Grace Chapel - San Diego



Grace: Love Jesus | Journey Together | Bring Hope.Grace Chapel is a multi-cultural, multi-generational church in the Mira Mesa area of San Diego. Come meet our growing community and see how Jesus is using His good news to impact our city.


  • Prevent Suicide (Season 2 Premiere)

    31/08/2021 Duración: 59min

    This week we launch Season 2 of The Gathering Podcast. Peter Varberg interviews Michelle Madden, a chaplain from the Rock Church who specializes in Suicide Prevention and Suicide Loss. This is a powerful and extremely helpful episode for anyone in God's family who may encounter someone contemplating suicide, or walking with someone close to another who is.This is in preparation for the Serve First Sunday this week, the Mental Health Resource Fair.

  • Father Lost / Father Found with Tim Whitcomb

    28/06/2021 Duración: 49min

    This month we have explored both the highs and lows of fatherhood from members of our congregation, and today we hear from Tim Whitcomb about the tragic story of his own Father, and how his father's sin led to a life defined by loss, abandonment, and grief.Yet, this is a story about God, and so Tim's story becomes one defined by hope, redemption, forgiveness, and love. This will be the final episode of our series on fatherhood and the last in of season one. It’s one of the most powerful testimonies you’ve heard on the podcast yet. Except for Serve 1st Podcasts, the Gathering Podcast will return in late August. Have a great summer.

  • The Challenges of Fatherhood with Miguel Morton

    22/06/2021 Duración: 38min

    Hear an amazingly vulnerable and real testimony about the challenges of fatherhood from one of our very own stay-at-home-dads, Miguel Morton. Miguel shares a little about how he became a father and then dives in deep about the real struggles of fatherhood. Struggles many fathers have experienced, but often don't talk about, let alone share. Miguel's bravery, courage, and humility shine through in this awesome conversation between Peter and Miguel.

  • Abba Father with Sebastian Matthews

    15/06/2021 Duración: 39min

    Hear the amazing testimony of Sebastian Matthews as he shares about his relationship with his father, his relationship with his children, and the redemptive relationship with his ultimate Father in Heaven and how God has knitted it all-together into a beautiful story of hope and love.

  • Story: Package Deal with Sam & Ali

    08/06/2021 Duración: 44min

    Ali found more than just a husband in Sam, she found a father for her son, Uriah. Sam took on more than just being a new husband to Ali, but a father all in one. Experience the story as told by Sam and Ali as they explore the journey of an unconventional courtship, marriage, and adoption through their story of falling in-love. 

  • The Matter of Life with Tracy Robinson

    02/06/2021 Duración: 31min

    Listen to an interview between Host Peter Varberg and Director of a groundbreaking new documentary "The Matter of Life." Go behind the scenes on the story behind the story, as well as get a sneak peak to some of the topics and stories the film explores.The Matter of Life is an Open and thoughtful discussion about abortion. The film takes you on a journey to unravel the complexities of the abortion debate by addressing the issue through science, philosophy, history, and powerful personal stories. The film answers hard questions and provides hope for the future.

  • Story: Motherhood Lost with Lisa Thompson

    25/05/2021 Duración: 36min

    This month, we're focusing on topics that relate to motherhood, both those lived and those lost. In this episode, Lisa Thompson shares a powerful story about an abortion she had when she was young, and the battle with shame and guilt she's endured most of her life. It is also a testament to God's healing power, Christ's victory in our lives over sin, and the redemptive power our stories can bring to the world.This testimony took a lot of courage to share, and we hope you feel the power of her vulnerability, her authentic and undeniable trust in God, and the freedom that can come when shame is broken. This a must listen and is also the final episode on motherhood this month.

  • Conversation: Miscarriage

    18/05/2021 Duración: 39min

    This month, we are focusing on topics that relate to motherhood, both those lived and those lost. Today, you’ll hear a conversation with Dina Wessell, Marty Reneau, Marta Ortiz, and Alanna Sullivan about their experiences with miscarriage. They talk about the deep pain, how they leaned on God through the heartbreak, and now how their testimony may help others find healing. 

  • Conversation: Staying Home with Mom

    09/05/2021 Duración: 29min

    Today's episode features a panel of three stay-at-home mothers interviewed by Alanna Sullivan. They cover both personal and parental challenges of staying home full-time, as well as some of the joys and opportunities to experience God through full-time motherhood!Features: Jane Racuya, Abrey Kamp, and Sarah DoriaMusic By Jared Nepute

  • Story: A Story of Single Motherhood with Allie Sterner

    04/05/2021 Duración: 37min

    This is the first of four Podcasts throughout the month of May focusing on different aspects of motherhood.This first installment comes just after May's Serve Sunday, which was focused on serving single moms in our community. The Gathering congregation put together gift baskets with encouragement, gift cards, and treats for single moms, and received inspiration about how Jesus redefines the meaning of family for us, including welcoming single moms and their children into our own families. Today we hear from Allie Sterner, who shares her powerful story as a single mother of 4 and God’s redemptive love that took her from the verge of suicide to a mother alive in Christ.

  • Conversation: Jesus has Risen! So What & What Now?

    27/04/2021 Duración: 45min

    This week host Peter Varberg and Aeron Sullivan discuss the resurrection, and more specifically, how we respond to the news of the resurrection? This is the final episode of this month where The Gathering Podcast has been focusing on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.Music by Jared Nepute & Poor Bishop Hooper

  • Conversation: Jesus, Kingdom, & Cross (Part 2)

    20/04/2021 Duración: 53min

    Welcome to Episode Two of a discussion on Jesus and the Cross. This first episode dives into the Biblical Story from the perspective of the cross. What is Jesus going to accomplish by going to the cross? In this episode, Host Peter Varberg and Aeron Sullivan help explore exactly how Jesus does accomplish all the Biblical expectations, but in a way no one expected.Music by Poor Bishop Hooper.

  • Conversation: The Setup - Jesus, Kingdom, and Cross (Part 1)

    13/04/2021 Duración: 36min

    Welcome to Episode One of a two part discussion on Jesus and the Cross. This first episode dives into the Biblical Story from the perspective of the cross. What is Jesus doing? What is he accomplishing through the cross? We hope this discussion between Host Peter Varberg and Aeron Sullivan help shed new light on how everything happening from Pages 1 and 2 of the Bible culminate in Jesus, and ultimately in the cross.Music by Poor Bishop Hooper.

  • Conversation: The Rebellious Entry with George Clerie

    05/04/2021 Duración: 44min

    This week listen to Pastor George and Peter discuss the Rebellious Entry, or what is oftentimes referred to as the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem. Jesus enters Jerusalem as king, but not in the way almost anyone was expecting. Music by Poor Bishop Hooper

  • Conversation: A Story of Impact with Scott and Dina Wessell

    30/03/2021 Duración: 42min

    Scott and Dina were both catapulted into their life with Jesus through Horizon School of Evangelism (HSE), and then were brought into the ministry that came out of HSE, Impact 195. Hear the story of Impact, and more about what Impact offered its students. The Gathering is looking to launch a discipleship school, like Impact, later this year, and this gives you a foretaste of what may be to come!

  • Conversation: Take your next step of faith with Mike Ortiz

    16/03/2021 Duración: 43min

    Mike Ortiz grew up in the church, but the typical culture swept him away until God. God stepped in to save him from some health problems and then took Mike Ortiz on a series of steps from simply attending a Bible Study, to a Discipleship School, all the way to the far end of Haiti where he served as a missionary for 2-3 years. Mike and his Wife Marta now serve as Shepherds at the Gathering.This is a great story on how small steps of faith can lead to a big life of impact.

  • Conversations: Returning Home To Serve with Fredrick Clerie

    08/03/2021 Duración: 46min

    Fredrick Clerie left Haiti when he was young in pursuit of education, and after turmoil and political upheaval made the hard choice to not return... until the Lord called him to return to his childhood home of Haiti to help serve those most vulnerable. Listen to a powerful testimony of how God is working through Fredrick and the Non-Profit Ministry he leads, Hopestart International, to bring help and hope to our brothers and sisters in Haiti.

  • Conversation: Serving the Homeless with Estreanda Yates

    02/03/2021 Duración: 28min

    This week, The Gathering is partnering with the San Diego Rescue Mission to help serve those who currently do not have a home. The conversation today is on this very topic and will help provide perspective and prepare our hearts to serve San Diego's homeless, or as our guest likes to say, our neighbors.Estreanda Yates led a homeless ministry within the Rock Church for over 10 years, but her story with the homeless started much younger. Today, host Alanna Sullivan has a conversation with Estreanda about her very own personal testimony as it relates to homelessness and the powerful ministry work she did with our neighbors.

  • Story: Growing with the Lord & Growing with Each-other featuring Pam & Tim Whitcomb

    23/02/2021 Duración: 47min

    Today's episode focuses on Tim & Pam Whitcomb, who have been married for nearly 30 years. They both met a little later then some, which also coincided with them meeting the Lord. It is a unique story and closes out this month focus on marriages and relationships.They tell us about how they met, and also the challenges and beauty that came with them coming into their relationship with the Lord at the same time. They grew together with the Lord, and together with one another at the same time. They also provide some great advice that any couple at any stage should really take to heart. We hope you enjoy this final installment in this month's series.

  • Story: 34 Years & Counting with Bill and Leah Impey

    16/02/2021 Duración: 52min

    Today's episode focuses on Bill and Leah Impey, who have been married for 34 years. It covers a little about them, and how their lives both set a course of Bible College where they met and quickly fell in-love. They reflect on some of their early victories and struggles, as well as share some timeless wisdom that any couple at any stage of their relationship can incorporate into their life to be a better husband or wife. 

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