“Deacons, likewise, are to be men and women worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in wine, and not pursuing dishonest gains.  They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience.  They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons. (1 Timothy 3:8-10)

The office of deacons as set forth in scripture is one of sympathy, witness, and service after the example of Jesus Christ.  It is the duty of deacons, first of all, to minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress both within and beyond the community of faith.  They shall assume such other duties as may be delegated to them from time to time by the session.”  (Book of Order G-6.0400 excerpts)

Ministry Ministry Head
Birthdays Barbara Doren
Blood Drive Melissa Markey & Kay Dirks
CDs and Bulletins Bonnie Wilson
Communication Neko Fisher
Communion Terry Senty
Doorstep Barbara Anderson & Elizabeth Fisher
Flowers Barbara Doren
Memorial Services Ann Ellis
Prayer Requests Neko Fisher
Visitations Amy Dell

Contacting the Deacons

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Deacon Ministries:


The mission/objective of the birthdays ministries is to celebrate the 90th and 100th birthdays of members of La Jolla Presbyterian Church.  For more information please contact Barbara Doren.

Blood Drive

The blood drive ministry is in charge of organizing and hosting five blood drives each year at La Jolla Presbyterian Church.  For more information please contact Melissa Markey & Kay Dirks.

CDs and Bulletins

The CDs and Bulletins ministry provides audio recordings of Church services and copies of the Church bulletins to members of La Jolla Presbyterian Church who are unable to attend the service in person.  For more information, please contact Bonnie Wilson.


The purpose of the communication ministry is to organize and enhance the communication capabilities of the deacons amongst themselves as well as communicating with the Church congregation.  For more information please contact Neko Fisher.


It is the privilege and responsibility of every member of the board of deacons to share in the preparation of the Sacrament of Communion.  The deacons are responsible for providing the elements.  It is the role of the Pastor and the Elders to bless and serve communion.  The preparation of the elements is a wonderful time for fellowship and for focusing on the meaning of the Communion with our Lord.  For more information, please contact Terry Senty.


The Doorstep Ministry is a means of offering tangible help and sustenance to needy people who show up on the doorstep of LJPC.  The deacons put together a bag of food items, typically enough for one meal and a snack which is then distributed by the LJPC office staff.  For more information please contact Barbara Anderson & Elizabeth Fisher.


The flowers ministry buys vases so that the flowers from Sunday services can be divided between the deacons to take on their visitations.  This is done after the 11:00 service unless the donor or Church needs to use the bouquet. This saves the deacons from buying flowers and also makes use of the beautiful arrangements from the services.  For more information please contact Barbara Doren.

Memorial Services

The deacons of La Jolla Presbyterian Church assist families by offering a reception for the family and friends following a memorial service for a loved one.  The Memorial Committee of the deacons are responsible for hosting and serving the reception based on the catering service requested by the family. For more information please contact Ann Ellis.

Prayer Requests

The power of prayer works.  The deacons have been blessed to help those who request it.  To request to be prayed for, please contact Neko Fisher. If you prefer to be prayed for in person, deacons and members of the prayer team are available following each service.  They are available in the Narthax following the 8:45 and 11:00 service and at the front of the fellowship hall following the 10:00 service.


The deacons offer visitation services to members of the community that are in need of it.  We offer warmth, friendship and understanding to make life more meaningful.  We can make known available community services where needed.  We encourage those who are discouraged, lonely or hurting, to appreciate their self-worth and dignity.  Caring may help them find a way to continue to make their own contributions to society.  People who live alone in their own homes, in residential/care homes or in nursing homes need more warmth from a friend.  They need someone who will take an interest in them.  The deacons endeavor to fulfill this role.  For more information or to request visitations, please contact Amy Dell.

Sunday Service Times

Traditional Service
8:45am in the Sanctuary

Contemporary Service
10:00am in Fellowship Hall

Traditional Service
11:00am in the Sanctuary


Our campus is located at 7715 Draper Ave, in the heart of La Jolla, CA at the corner of Kline St. and Draper Ave., an easy drive from most of San Diego. There is easy underground parking in our garage accessible from Kline St.

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