our story

A Little History

Orcutt Presbyterian Church began as the original Christian fellowship in the southern part of the Santa Maria Valley through the ministry of an itinerant evangelist and Presbyterian pastor, Rev. Sloan, who began church planting here in 1904.  The fledgling church opened the doors of their first sanctuary in 1907. Over the years we have been participated in several different Christian traditions and continue to welcome believers from a variety of backgrounds. Since 1941 we have officially affiliated with the Presbyterian and Reformed stream of the Christian faith. 

We have been fortunate to enjoy long pastorates in our senior pastors: 

Rev. Bob Wedaa served for 25 years from 1969-1994

and our current pastor, Rev. Bruce Lethbridge has been serving OPC since 1996.

As of April 2014, we have been a part of newer denomination that seeks to be movement that plants churches and makes disciples of Jesus Christ.  The movement is called ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians. We seek to be a community of faith, hope, and love that points people to the Lord Jesus Christ who alone is our Savior.

Pictured on the left: Rev. Sloan reached out to the community with his chuck wagon before the building of a sanctuary.

Pictured in the middle: The first sanctuary was built in 1907 in Old Orcutt (Pacific and Union)

Pictured on the right:  Rev. Bob Wedaa celebrates communion at Lake Lopez in 1973 at an All-Church Campout


Orcutt Presbyterian Church invites all people to

Meet Jesus Christ, Join his family, Grow in faith, and Serve in his name.

Our culture is not to strong-arm people but to build bridges of real friendship with our neighbors and to invite people to experience the love and truth of our risen and living Lord who is at work in us through the Holy Spirit. 

We seek to be a community that meets people where they are and helps them to move forward in a life-changing journey of faith that is centered on knowing Jesus Christ and following him in all areas of our lives. 

Toward this goal we offer strong teaching ministries which dig deeply into the Scriptures and fellowship opportunities where we can discover and demonstrate what it means to be brothers and sisters in Christ.

We seek to be part of what God is doing today, sharing the good news of forgiveness of sins and new life in Christ through both words and actions, in this community and around the world.

you're invited!