Join us online or in person for Sabbath Worship

Sabbath School 9:30 am

Worship Service 11:00 am


Who we are

It’s quite simple, really. We are a community of people who by grace:

Live in the PRESENCE of God,
Experience His transforming POWER,
And share His PASSION to lead others into His kingdom through
Communion, Community, Commitment, Compassion & Commission.

The Escondido Seventh-day Adventist Church has been serving the needs
of Escondido for over 100 years. We want to keep that legacy alive by
continuing to serve the city of Escondido by ministering to people’s physical, mental, spiritual and emotional needs.

We are a group of Christ-followers who are committed to doing the
things that Jesus Christ taught. Because of the love that God has freely lavished
on us… We love God and we love people.

What to expect

You don’t have to dress up. You don’t have to be any particular age. We couldn’t care less who you voted for in the last election. And please, don’t feel the need to pretend about anything.

Escondido Seventh-day Adventist Church is a place where God meets seeking people who are far from perfect. That means anyone is welcome, no matter where you are on your spiritual journey.

So learn at your own pace. Ask questions. Seek. We believe you’ll find what you’re looking for. You’ll learn how to relate to God. You’ll experience Christian community. And here’s the big thing – you will change. Join us as we seek God together.

Just come as you are.

From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament,
grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

Ephesians 4:16

Watch Us Online





Malachi 3:10 says:
Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!

We are a community that believes in the promises of Scripture, as well as the challenges we find in Scripture. Tithing is a biblical principle where we return 10% (or the firstfruits) of our gain (income) to God’s storehouse. We do this as faithful Christians, who believe that God blesses our giving. It is not a magical equation, but rather a trust equation that we have in the promises of God found in the bible.

You can now return your tithes and give your offerings easily and securely online. Simply click on the link below

Meet & Contact Us


Laffit Cortes
Lead Pastor
David Hernandez
Associate Pastor

David Hernandez loves people and is passionate about sharing Jesus’s love with all. Pastor David is excited about the opportunity to minister to the Youth & Young Adults of the Escondido SDA Church and loves to create spaces where our young people can come together and enjoy fellowship while getting to know Jesus on a deeper level. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, eating good food, and drinking coffee. 

Tami Cooper
Children's Ministry Coordinator
Tami Cooper has a passion for teaching and mentoring children and young adults and has loved the opportunity to serve on staff here at the Escondido SDA Church. A native San Diegan, wife and mother of two wonderful girls, Tami has a love for all things Jesus, Chargers and beach. Her desire for each and every child who enters our church is that they may come to know the amazing love of God.
Jordan Herling
Church Treasurer

Jordan was born and raised in North County and currently lives in Escondido with his wife, Alisa, and their three kids- Jada, Jett, and Jaxx.  Jordan received his B.S. in Business Administration from California State University of San Marcos and has over 10 years of experience in banking and financial services.  Jordan loves to spend time with family, play golf, and indulge in delicious food.

Jennifer Teh
Office Manager
Making people smile is what Jenny is about; that and raising her two kids with the help of her husband. Raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, Jenny is a proud alum of Union College. That said, she has adjusted quite well to beach life and summers in January. Jenny is thrilled to be part of the ministry team of the church that she loves. Her hope is that everyone who enters our church can experience the joy, warmth, and acceptance which has made this church an extension of her family.
Steve Beauchamp
Plant Maintenance

Steve has lived in San Diego for most of his life. He’s a longtime member of the Escondido Adventist Church. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Shelli, and their two sons. He’s an avid tennis player and soccer fan.


Come worship with us!


  • Sabbath School – 9:30 am
  • Church Service – 11:00 am


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