Where to Find Us

We worship on Sunday mornings at  Chaparral High School located at 27215 Nicolas Rd, Temecula, CA 92591
Service at 10:30


Who We Are

Read our story and get to know our pastor and elders.



What to Expect

We think you’ll feel at home with us.


Like all Presbyterian churches, Christ Presbyterian Church is led by pastors, elders, and deacons who are elected by the congregation.


Robert Recio

Robert has served as a pastor at CPC since 2010 and was called as the Senior Pastor in 2016. He is a native of Southern California and received his Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Seminary California. Robert and his wife Cassie have three children.


Mike DeWit

Mike was ordained as one of our first elders at CPC in 2009. He lives in Hemet with his wife, Kristin, and their two children. Mike also received his M.Div. degree from Westminster Seminary California. He oversees the missions committee.


Gary Gunnerson

Gary was ordained as one of our first elders at CPC in 2009. He and his wife, Susan, have one adult child and two grandsons. Gary has been active in ministry at several different churches before coming to CPC.


Lew Castle

Lew was ordained as one of our first elders at CPC in 2009. He is a native of California and is a retired firefighter. Lew and his wife have two adult children and eight grandchildren.


Izzy Avila

Izzy was installed as one of our first deacons at CPC in 2014. He and his wife have three adult sons and two grandchildren. Izzy is retired from the U.S. Navy and served as a deacon at one of our sister churches before relocating to the Temecula Valley.



New City Catechism - We hope that you have been able to incorporate the New City Catechism in the lives of your families whether it’s before school, at the dinner table, or at family worship. Our hope is that as the month goes on more and more voices (including the voices of our youngest) will be able to participate in […]
Summer Book Study - The ladies of CPC will be reading through the book “Extravagant Grace” by Barbara Duiguid and meeting every other Wednesday. Grab a flyer from the Welcome table with the reading schedule and location addresses today! Childcare will be provided for the morning studies at a (suggested donation) cost of $10 per child to cover all […]
VBS Space Odyssey 2018 -   Our kids (entering Kindergarten to entering 6th grade) will be seeking out the Creator and Lord of the Universe with Space Probe! We will be exploring from 9AM – Noon the week of June 25th at Rancho Bella Vista Park in Murrieta. We are in need of adult and teen volunteers to fulfill a […]


Our life together as a church begins each Sunday as we worship God and receive his generous gifts of welcome, forgiveness, life, and grace. There are also plenty of opportunities for you to gather with others in study and service. Read about our upcoming events, groups, and studies.


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