History

Coastside Community Church has a rich history, dating back several decades. Alma Heights Christian Academy was founded by the Pillar of Fire International denomination in the 1950's as a boarding school, in a rural, unincorporated part of San Mateo, CA, known as Pedro Valley.  As the school grew and the newly incorporated suburb of San Francisco was named Pacifica, school leaders began meeting together for church, which they then called Alma Heights Christian Fellowship.

In the Summer of 2003, Alma Heights Christian Fellowship invited Pastor David Leppard (Lead Pastor) with his wife, Nancy, and Pastor Troy Jacobson (Associate Pastor) with his wife, Pam, to lead the church.  The name Alma Heights Christian Fellowship was changed to Coastside Community Church later that year.  Since then, Coastside has added administrative staff, which has helped us organize and grow. 

In October of 2011, Pastor Troy Jacobson became Coastside's Lead Pastor after Pastor Dave Leppard accepted a Call to a church in Redding, CA.

Each year new ministries are added, including seminars, small groups, missions efforts and community service outreaches. Coastside Church is a ministry partner with Alma Heights Christian Schools and is a member of the Pillar of Fire International denomination.

Come and see how you can become part of our history!