We extend a warm welcome to all!
Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church is a diverse, medium-sized church in the heart of Pleasant Hill, CA. We have thriving music programs including multiple hand bell choirs. If you are seeking a church family that’s big enough to make a difference, but small enough to care, please visit us and find out what God is accomplishing through St. Andrew’s.
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church welcomed
Reverend Dr. Ernie Hess as pastor on November 1, 2015.
Dr. Hess and his wife Carol come to St. Andrew’s from Covenant Presbyterian Church, Atlanta Georgia where he was pastor. Carol was on the faculty of Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Carol and Ernie have been in Atlanta for the last nine years. They have three children, Nathan, Marie and Paul.
Pastor Ernie and Dr. Carol are graduates of Stanford University and Princeton Theological Seminary. Pastor Ernie is an avid guitar player, singer and songwriter. He put together a band and led a contemporary service at the Presbyterian Church in Haddon Heights, New Jersey. Ernie and Carol are excited to be moving back to the Bay Area where Carol grew up and still has family. Her mother lives in Stockton, and their daughter Marie and her husband Mitch live in Ripon.
Reverend Jim Crothers started the church in his Gregory Gardens home in 1951. The first church building was dedicated in March of 1953. The Celebration Center was built in 2010. Members of St. Andrew’s have always been active in the community. There have been eight “Citizens of the Year”, a former City Manager, and two former Mayors.