On January 31, 1869 a meeting was held in the schoolhouse and ten people became charter members of the Presbyterian Church of San Buenaventura. (Our church is the oldest Presbyterian church in continuous service in Southern California.) During the month of January we commemorate the 143rd anniversary of the founding of Community Presbyterian Church. Take a few minutes to learn about the heritage of our church by reading the pamphlet in the pew and visiting the front entrance foyer and learning about CPC’s history from the photos on display.

  Annually on Heritage Sunday we offer guided tours of the Sanctuary and the Bell Tower, so be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to get to know a bit more about our church home. I think you will be surprised at all the things you didn't know about our church and the amazing facility we have been blessed with.


The Preservation of a Masterpiece
 The Restoration of our Stained Glass Windows

Heritage Tour

Download the Heritage Tour Book Here and take a closer look at the rich history of Community Presbyterian Church, Ventura.

heritage photo gallery

Take a look at a variety of historical images from the this church property and previous ones here in Ventura

pastoral list

This is a list of all of the pastors that have served at CPC Ventura and the dates of their service

cpc Church history 1967

Church history written in 1967 by Eva Grizzard

CPC Church History 1976

Church history written in 1976 by Pastor Hollis Allen