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We’re a resort village church, relaxed and warm. Dress up, dress down, come as you are. We are located at 975 C Avenue, Coronado, California. Resident or tourist, you’ll be among friends who desire to know Christ and make Christ known.


Sunday Worship Services:

   Traditional Style - 9:00am

   Blended Style - 10:30am

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    Pastor David's Blog



    If I have learned anything in life, it is that things always take longer than one thinks they should. That being the case, we have "lift off." Our new website is up and running and I hope you find it easy to use as well as informative. Our prayer is that the ministries of Graham Memorial meet a need and provide a means for God to speak His truth into your life, as well as give you opportunities to exercise the gifts God has given to you.  Explore, poke and prod. Please leave feedback so we can make sure this both useful and honoring to God. My email address is I look forward to hearing from you.


    God bless you all!!!


    Pastor David


    2012 October 

    Well, it's been a work in progess, but we are finally unvailing our updated website. Have a look around. Click on the links and see what the Lord is doing here at Graham Memorial. These are challenging times and exciting times as we discover together what it means to be followers of Jesus. If you have any comments you'd like to make, please feel free to email me,, and I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible! God bless you all!!!


    2010 December 23

    Dear Friends and Family,

    Once again the Christmas season is full upon us. I do hope and pray that you are experiencing abundant joy in your lives as you prepare for this glorious celebration. The other night at Bible study, we talked about the importance of remembering significant events in our life of faith as well as the importance of celebrating those events. Pentecost (the birth of the Church), Easter, and the birth of our Savior stand as the top high holy days of our faith and certainly are worth every bit of our celebration and remembrance. Remembrances and celebrations keep these important events front and center in our lives and remind us of God’s unyielding faithfulness. Surrounded by the secular trappings of the season, it is easy for us to fall into step with our culture and miss, not only the significance of the birth of our Savior, but also the opportunity to share with others the hope we have being found in Christ Jesus. The angels still proclaim the One born in Bethlehem and wise men (and women) still seek Him. As we seek together throughout this Christmas season, may the joy of the Lord continually bind our hearts together in Christ Jesus, our Lord.


    Merry Christmas,
    Pastor David


    2010 June 18

    "How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?" 
    Romans 10:14

    They've been classified alongside the Loch Ness Monster, Big Foot and flying cars—things that people talk about, but never actually see. Of course, I am referring to links to Sunday sermon audio files on the church website. Well, your patience is being rewarded. You may subscribe to the sermon podcasts—called Island ReCast—at iTunes. You also may download .MP3 files directly from the church website.



    Choose between two options:
    Subscribe To Island ReCast»
    Play / Download Audio Files From Our Website»


    Ever since I stopped preaching from a manuscript, people have been asking when the sermon recordings were going to be available online. We anticipated that it would happen sooner than it has, but things rarely happen according to plan. Again, thank you for your patience!


    Here at Graham Memorial, many people come through our doors for a few years (mostly thanks to the US Navy) and then move on to all points on the compass. Long ago, we realized that we played a significant role as a “sending church,” whereby we would train and prepare individuals and families to carry on the work of the Lord in other locations. With the advancement of the Internet, we can now continue our outreach through the spoken word. Members and former members will be able to subscribe to an RSS feed of the sermons and automatically receive podcasts as soon as we publish them.


    I am grateful for the dilligent work of Colleen Carr and Sean Hart, who have teamed to name, brand, edit, and publish our recorded sermons in two formats to allow almost anyone with a computer and internet connecton or a digital playing device to download and listen to the sermons.


    While the audio portion of the sermon is now accessible, it will take a while longer for the video recordings to be available. I would tell you that they'll be coming to a website near you soon, but I am afraid I’d start hearing rumors of Big Foot sightings before long.


    God bless you all,
    Pastor David


    2010 May 20

    "Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice!" It is easy for me to resonate with the Apostle Paul as he wrote these words to the Philippians. Paul had learned the secret of being content in all situations and he could always see the hand of God at work in his life. While I am not at the level of Paul with regard to my being content in all situations, I do believe God is teaching me more and more each day.


    I rejoice this day at being able to finally write to you all that I have completed my doctoral program and that I have celebrated with commencement, walked to receive my diploma and knelt while Dr. Haddon Robinson placed the doctoral hood on me. It was a joyful moment I was able to share with Jody, but a moment that was truly made possible by the grace and faithful support of the good people of Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church.


    You were the ones who had to endure the beginnings of my transitioning from written manuscript to preaching without notes. You were the ones who participated in the surveys and allowed me the freedom to pursue my thesis topic of using first-person narrative preaching to address biblical literacy in the context of worship. You supported me, prayed for me, and encouraged me. I will be forever grateful for the kindness extended over the years.


    During the past few years, my focus has been on cultivating an environment in which every member of Graham Memorial is given an opportunity to grow and cultivate a deeper faith in Jesus Christ as Lord. I have tried to stay clear of politics (national or denominational) in an effort to focus on all God is doing here at the church. As I survey the activities that take place on our campus on a weekly basis, I am thrilled with what I see. However, it has come to my attention that there are some who think this focus is a cover for a deeper plan that moves Graham away from our Presbyterian/Reformed roots. Nothing could be further from the truth. There are no plans, no secret meetings and no efforts to take this church anywhere beyond a deeper commitment to Jesus Christ.


    To be sure, we have made some changes at Graham, some more popular than others, but those changes had one goal —to make Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church more friendly, more inviting and more appealing to the community we are trying to reach with the gospel. My commitment to Reformed theology and Presbyterian polity (the way we conduct ourselves) remains strong. With hard decisions comes some heartache. In reviewing past decisions, it is clear that implementation could have been smoother. I regret that some have been hurt.


    I love this church, and I love Jesus Christ, my Lord. My hope and desire is to serve you both to the best of my ability. When I first came here, I told you that a day would come when I would invariably "step on your toes." I asked then, when (not if) that happened, to remember that we are all sinners saved by grace. My hope and prayer is that we continue to cultivate a spirit of unity that sees one another’s strengths as complements to our own weaknesses, so that together we can help each other move down the road of Christian growth. If we can keep our eyes on Jesus Christ, I have no doubt that we can be victorious.


    In that victory, we will be able to join the Apostle Paul as he proclaims, "Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice!." Philippians 4:4

    For the Kingdom,
    Pastor David