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About Us

About Us

Pastor Jim Maines

Pastor Jim Maines  (affectionately called PJ by the parishioners) is a native Californian and for over 25 years he has created, led, and served the friendly atmosphere of Grace.  

Pastor Jim is available for pastoral counseling, in-home communion, or to visit about your faith. We hope Grace can be of service in your journey of faith, and that we can work together to create a welcoming and loving community in Christ. (310) 559-1027 X 1


Here are some frequently asked questions.

Checking out a church community for the first time can be intimidating. When you walk through our doors, know that you will be warmly welcomed and accepted just as you are!

We hope the following information will help you feel more comfortable the first time you arrive.

What if I’ve never belonged to a church?

You are not alone! Many people have never belonged to a church. We’ll do our best to give you the information you need to feel comfortable and welcome at Grace. You are always welcome to have a conversation with Pastor Jim Maines if you have any questions: [email protected]

What if I’m not sure what I believe?

We appreciate honesty — and many of us in the congregation admit that we aren’t exactly sure what we believe. We are faithful people walking our journey of faith together — which means that we are often asking questions and learning and growing alongside each other. What we all share in common is the expansive love God IS.

Are kids welcome?

YES! We love to hear the voices of children and babies! We have an Activity bag, which you can pick up on your way in, and we are constantly evolving ways to meet the needs of children, youth and families.

Is parking available at the church?

Unfortunately, no, but there is ample street parking on Sunday mornings. We are located in a mostly residential area, so allow time for parking and please be considerate of our neighbors.

What if I haven’t been to church for a while?

We’re glad you’re curious now! There is no need to prove your record of past attendance to be welcome in our community. You are invited to participate as you feel comfortable and are able. Ask us anything!

Can I take Holy Communion?

YES! At Grace Church we practice open communion. Anyone who wants to receive the sacrament of God’s love and grace in the form of bread and wine is welcome to the table. There are gluten-free and grape juice options available every week. This is God’s table — all are welcome!

What should I wear to worship?

We believe that God welcomes all of us, just as we are. On Sundays, you’ll see some people dressed up and others in shorts and t-shirts. So wear whatever makes you feel comfortable! 

Can I get there on public transportation?

Yes! The north and southbound #3 Culver City buses stop on the corner of Franklin/Farragut and Overland, directly across the street from the church.