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We like to say that El Montecito is "Big Enough to Meet Your Needs, but Small Enough to Know Them."   We invite you to call or visit us to be able to answer your questions personally.

We are a congregation that seeks to glorify God the Father, Maker of Heaven and Earth, to affirm the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God's only divine Son, our Lord, and to acknowledge the power and presence of the Holy Spirit.  In the context of the Presbyterian Church USA, and our historical reformed theological tradition, we are committed by our Biblical mandate to:


  • Worship, honor, and glorify God in all we do.
  • Minister to the Church body with the love and compassion God's Spirit provides.
  • Bring the joy, hope, and truth of Jesus Christ to others who hunger for love, acceptance, healing, and forgiveness; here in our own community... and around the world, as we are led by God. 
  • The internet is a welcome addition to the communication tools that have traditionally been available, but it is NOT a substitute for personal interaction.  And "personal" is exactly how we hope you will find us to be.

Sue Ostby passed from death to life on Thursday, March 13, 2014.

Join us for our celebration. If you would like to bring some food to the celebration, please check in with Vikki Ehret at GBC 805-489-4200. If you would like to help in another way, check in with Gayle Miller 805-440-7759. If all else fails, call my mom, Maxine Ostby 919-538-4650. Directions to the church can be found at Or pull out the GPS and aim it at 100 Rodeo Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA, 93420. We would love to see you there.

Upcoming Events!

Youth made baked goodies and greeting cards to fundraise for World Vision's 30-Hour Famine. So yummy and creative!

Our Youth provide a wonderful breakfast fundraiser for World Vision's 30-Hour Famine.

Office Hours: The church office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
1455 East Valley Rd. in Montecito, CA
Early School practicing for Advent Night Program.

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El Montecito Presbyterian Church
1455 E. Valley Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
PH: 805-969-5041 FAX 805-969-9319
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