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.

“Living Outside the Religious Box”

The Calling of Matthew – 8-11-19

What’s Your Attitude Towards Those Who are Far From God? Part 2

Testimony – That Can Be Your Promise Too

On April 7th we heard a few testimonies of God working and responding in peoples lives. I honestly couldn't tell you about any except one from Jesse Miller. He talked about his position in used car sales and how God spoke to him about focusing on the new cars and the used cars would move. [...]

Pentacost Sunday

Did you know that just as God's Son is God's gift to us, so is His Spirit? In fact, Peter says in Acts 2:38, "...and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." Why would God give us this gift? Because we NEED Him to be successful in the Christian life. God's gift of His Son [...]

By |June 4th, 2019|General|0 Comments

Dear Moms: We love you! You are courageous, strong, caring, and tremendously sacrificial – all for the sake of others. You reflect God’s love to us all. We would like to invite you to join us this Sunday at GPC for a powerful Mother's Day message by Hope Ettore, our pastor's wife. You will also [...]

By |May 10th, 2019|General|0 Comments

Friday Night at Starridge Park

GPC Friday Night Meet at the Park - June 7-August 23 Meeting at Starridge Park - click the address for link to mapquest - 13745 Carriage Rd, Poway, CA 92064 from 5:30- dusk Friday nights have been a highlight for many families. The volleyball game is great to watch or participate in. Bring the family, [...]

By |April 24th, 2019|General|0 Comments

What a Friend!

Last Sunday I shared a message about the depth of friendship Jesus showed you when He went to the cross. If you haven’t heard that message, “What a Friend”, I encourage you, on this Good Friday, to listen HERE before this Sunday for two reasons: To deepen your love for Jesus. God’s love is an [...]

Sermon Series – What Does Love Look Like?

The Bible clearly tells us that we can know everything, have faith to move mountains, even give all our money to feed the poor, but if we don’t have love we are a big zero in heaven’s eyes! Jesus told us to love one another just as He loves us. He also said that if [...]

By |April 17th, 2019|Love|0 Comments

One Thing

I love Easter season - the cheerful, bright colors, the great brunch my wife makes (oh, man, you have no idea), our dynamic church services, and, of course, the excitement of those who come to Christ for the first time! But these are not the things that move me the most. The primary reason I [...]

We’d love to hear your testimony

The Power of  Testimony Testimonies have incredible power because they carry within them the seeds of faith it took to bring them to pass the first time. In fact, the word, “testimony” means “to do again!” What this means is that when you hear or read a testimony, many times the same faith that produced [...]

New job

It’s no real secret that I haven’t been happy with my work situation for a while.  I started actively looking for a new job the last few months of 2018.  I had a few hits but nothing really materialized.  I ended up being laid off from my job mid January.  The week leading up to [...]

Answered Prayer

This testimony that starts back in 2015. When my second child was born we were faced with going from 2 incomes to 1 income because the numbers did not make sense to have 2 kids in full-time daycare. When we came to GPC in 2016 and we accepted Jesus into our lives, tithing was a [...]