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.

3 Roadblocks to Asking Big Pt. 1

“Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.” Psalms 5:3 NLT Two Sundays ago I started a 2 part series entitled, "The Big Ask!"Asking our BIG God for BIG things allows Him to show Himself BIG to the world! At the beginning of the message I quickly shared 3 roadblocks that can hinder you from asking. I have [...]

11-25-18 – Sunday GPC – Why Thankfulness – Mark Cowper-Smith



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11-11-18 Sunday GPC – Befriending God Part 4 – Pastor John Ettore



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11-4-18 Sunday GPC – Befriending God pt 3 – Pastor John Ettore

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Fridays in the Park – new location Starridge Park

Starting July 13 we will be moving to a park nearby - Starridge Park - 13745 Carriage Rd, Poway, CA 92064 from 5:30- dusk from June 15-July 27 During the summer months when our weekly connect groups aren’t meeting we like to get together at Starridge Park! Bring a picnic dinner, the kids, and enjoy just [...]

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God Questions Sermon Series

  Join us for a 7-week series called "The God Questions" starting April 8, 2018. Where we tackle issues like: Is God Real? Does God Care? Is The Bible True? What Will Heaven Be Like? We will take a break from the series for a special Mother's Day celebration and then continue for the last [...]

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How To Overcome Insurmountable Odds

How many times have you been between a rock and a hard place, where the odds of survival are literally zero to none! Maybe you are there now. I have been there MANY times over the past 55 years. BUT, these are the times that God LOVES to come through for us! I was reading [...]

Encouraging Story by Jesse Miller

Jesse Miller is one of the most natural evangelists I know. What I mean by that is, he simply has God's heart for the lost which moves him towards those who are far from God, and it doesn't matter how far they are, and he does it in the most normal way. You will truly enjoy this [...]

Fasting for Heaven on Earth

One day, the first disciples of Christ came upon an obstacle they couldn’t move. (Matthew17:14-21) Have you ever felt that way? What was Jesus’ response to them? To fast and pray. “This kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” Matthew 17:21 Would you like to see obstacles removed and God’s kingdom come [...]

#NoPlaceLeft Workshop

#NoPlaceLeft The #NoPlaceLeft evangelism workshop will be held Saturday, March 10, from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm.  We'll meet at the e3 Partners office located at 16787 Bernardo Center Drive, Suite 7. The cost is $10.  Lunch will be served. Get EQUIPPED to share Christ in a non-threatening and relevant way with your circle of influence and beyond.  [...]

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The Shock and Awe of the Goodness of God

I am AMAZED at this passage in Hosea 3:5 “But afterward the people will return and devote themselves to the Lord their God… they will tremble in awe of the Lord and of his goodness.” Hosea 3:5 NLT In the original language this passage literally says that you and I will be in “shock and [...]

2018 – 30 for 30 Day 1

Welcome to 30 for 30 Day 1 Enjoy this video. We will be sending one video a week. Click here to sign up on the GPC Fasting Calendar. If you have trouble from your mobile device and you don't want to load the app - just reply to this email with your selected day and you [...]

John Ettore – Radio Interview

Check out this 15 minute radio interview about how God called pastor John into the ministry and how He is using GPC to touch our world.