Our Story

We have a long history of worship and proclamation of the Gospel in San Luis Obispo.  Zion was established in 1908 and has been in our current location since 1952.  The stained glass windows and the altar with its crucifix were brought to the Santa Rosa and Foothill location from our original 1910 church building (which still stands on Pacific St. in downtown SLO).  These items serve to remind us of our past, and complement the setting for our traditional worship services.

Yet our true history doesn't reside in the features of this building, but rather in our faith, with the wonderful message of hope that can be found only in Christ Jesus.  The unchanging Word of God is the foundation of our faith that "God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."  (John 3:16)  The world changes around us, but Jesus changes our lives.  As Saint Paul declares in Galatians 2:20:

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.   The life I live in the body , I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.