Welcome! | Words From the Pastor
Welcome from Hamp
I hope you are enjoying surfing our website. My greatest hope is that it will lead you to visit us in person. We gather for worship every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. If you like our website, you're going to like us even better in person!
People usually want to know a little about the Pastor when they become interested in a church, so let me tell you a little about myself. I was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and mostly raised in the South, going to eight schools in five states growing up. I then attended Princeton University and studied engineering, and after college I worked as an engineer for three years. I felt called to the ministry in junior high, but didn't follow that call until after deciding engineering wasn't what I was "supposed" to do with my life. So, after three years on the job, I left for seminary at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. While in seminary I interned at a church in Seattle, Washington, and while there got reacquainted with a high school girlfriend. Lynn and I married during my last semester of seminary. I was then called to be the Associate Minister of First Presbyterian Church in downtown Oakland, California. I served there for six years before being called to become the Pastor here in Vallejo in 1995. Lynn and I have four children-three sons and one daughter. In my "spare time" (What does that really mean?) I have coached all four of our kids in soccer, love to read (I was born curious and want to know everything!) and every summer I go backpacking in Yosemite with our kids. If you can't already tell, I am an extrovert, but I also am a contemplative.
I would love to meet you and talk with you. I consider getting to know people one of the great gifts of being a minister. If you have questions about our congregation, the Bible, God or want to discuss your life, just give me a call. I look forward to hearing from you!
Grace & Peace,
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Hampton Deck
Office Hours: 10:00AM-3:00PM Monday - Thursday
1350 Amador Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Sunday child care provided
Communion is the 1st Sunday of the month.