About John

John Ettore has been a pastor for over 25 years. He is the founding pastor of The Gathering Place Church in San Diego, California, and he helps lead a network of local pastors who serve San Diego together. John and His wife, Hope live in Ramona, California and have six children.

Love Came Down

By |December 2nd, 2019|Watch Online|0 Comments

The Transforming Power of Thankfulness

I'm sure you know that living thankfully is good for you. And I’m sure you are aware that the Bible is replete with encouragement, and even commands, to be thankful. But did you also know that scientific studies have proven that choosing to be thankful changes your brain? That’s right. Choosing to be thankful literally [...]

The Transforming Power of Thankfulness

By |November 24th, 2019|Watch Online|0 Comments

Ambassadors of Christ

By |November 18th, 2019|Watch Online|0 Comments

Operation Christmas Child – Samaritan Purse

  Join us to work on Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes! On Friday, Nov. 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm and Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Please see church bulletin or call or text Mark Myers at 469-826-6714 for address. And on Saturday, November 9 from 9:30 to 11:30, as we assemble [...]

By |October 29th, 2019|General|0 Comments

3 Ways to Triumph in Trials Pt. 3 It’s a Choice!

There is one thing we all have in common in this life – hard times. Jesus was very clear about this: “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth, you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John [...]

3 Ways to Triumph in a Trial Pt. 2

In my last post, I shared the first of three things you must do to triumph in trials – You must keep praying no matter what! Before I share the second thing you must do, I want to explain something that is critically important to understanding how God responds to us in our trials. So [...]

3 Ways to Triumph in a Trial Pt.1

As many of you know, my wife, Hope, is battling cancer for her third time. Life is hard. And sometimes, very hard. But God is still greater than any trial any of us will ever face. And if you trust Him, and if you understand some things about trials, you will emerge victoriously. That’s why [...]

TESTIMONY: Man’s leg grows out, knee and toes healed 

The following testimony was shared with Pastor John by Mark Nelson. Mike and I walked up to a man in the parking lot today. He was stretching and he was clearly uncomfortable in his body. We asked him how he was doing and got chatting and then asked if he had pain in his knee. [...]

By |October 9th, 2019|General|0 Comments

GPC Women’s Titus 2 Ministry

GPC Women's Titus 2 Ministry “Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at [...]

By |September 30th, 2019|General|0 Comments


Good morning Pastor John, Once again I am writing you because my dad tells me too lol. Listen to this amazing testimony. Kinda long lol My dad was in his office doing taxes and he called me in there. I went in and he just looked at me and said I know your not tithing [...]


Hi Pastor John, I know you are a man of INCREDIBLE faith and I have felt like your story in business is very similar to what God has told me He would do through mine. My current situation is this....I was laid off over a month ago. I will be able to get unemployment, but [...]