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What to Expect

Come as a Visitor, leave as a Friend!

Stepping into a new church can be intimidating. To make that easier, here are several consistent elements and commitments you’ll experience in Sunday worship:

  • All are welcome to St. Timothy and you can expect folks to greet you with a smile as you enter.
  • Our Sunday morning worship is a blended service. It blends together traditional and contemporary worship music and styles. Characterized by exceptional music and strong preaching, we are eager to lift your spirits, deepen your faith, and prepare you for a life of meaning and purpose in God’s world.
  • The worship service length is approximately one hour and one hour 10 minutes when Holy Communion is served (first and third Sunday of the month).
  • We don’t care what you wear, just that you’re here! Folks come from all walks of life and dress in everything from Saturday casual to Sunday best.
  • Following the worship service everyone is invited for specialty coffees and other beverages served in our large courtyard.


Sundays at 9:30 am  Worship

Sunday School – 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM

Sunday School invites children to experience the story of God’s love through relationships and learning.

 In Sunday School, children will learn God’s story and grow in faith together. Sunday School is a traditional class where children engage Scripture through storytelling, crafts, and games. Members and non-members are invited to register at any time during the year. Children must be three-years-old to participate.


2602 Reo Drive,
San Diego, CA 92139


Through the gift of Baptism, God names and claims us as beloved children and washes us in God’s grace and forgiveness.


A Promise

At a child’s baptism, parents and God parents/sponsors make a promise to help their children grow in the Christian faith and life. As a community of faith, St. Timothy also makes a promise to support the newly baptized in their new life in Christ. We carry out this promise through educational programs, like Sunday School, and by partnering with families as they journey in faith with their children.

Please contact Pastor Dan Hill to schedule a child or adult baptism. 619-475-1575 or email

“We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” Romans 6:4


“Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”  Acts 2:38


Our History

St Timothy Lutheran Church Brief Historical Data

First Worship service held, March 23, and named First Lutheran Church of National City. A mission of the former American Lutheran Church.

First sanctuary located at 30th and Highland Avenue, in National City.

The congregation voted to relocate, to unite with the Augustana Lutheran Church Mission in Paradise Hills, and to adopt that mission's name, St. Timothy Lutheran Church.

The National City Church and property were sold and services were held temporarily in the Paradise Valley Seventh Day Adventist Church.

St. Timothy's present sanctuary built and dedicated.
Construction of the Education Building.

St. Timothy Lutheran Preschool Begins

Remodeled sanctuary interior and exterior, and added the bell tower.

Celebrated 50 years of ministry.

Installed Stained Glass Windows in Sanctuary.

Pastors who have served St. Timothy Lutheran Church

Pastor Karl S. Oehlschlager
1947 - 1952

Pastor Theodore E. Abelman
1952 - 1957

Pastor M.A.P. Keller
1957 - 1960

Pastor Herbert Lange
1960 - 1966

Pastor Norman Dversdall
1967 - 1980

Pastor Doug Millar
1980 - 1986

Pastor Jan Brosen
1984 - 1986

Pastor Dan Hill
1987 - Present


Dan Hill

Pastor Dan Hill has served at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, San Diego, CA since 1987. His first call was to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Longview, WA. where he served as an Assistant Pastor. Pastor Hill graduated from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. After college he worked with the Procter and Gamble Company, and during this time sensed the Holy Spirit’s call to pastoral ministry.

Pastor Dan received his Master of Divinity degree from Luther Theological Seminary, St. Paul, MN. He earned the Doctor of Ministry degree from The School of Theology at Claremont in Claremont, California.  He has served in a variety of specialized ministries; Hospital Chaplain at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, MN; Chaplain and Resident Director on Semester at Sea through the University of Colorado; Family Counselor at the Metropolitan Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN.

A heart for missions has led Pastor Dan and Colleen overseas. He served as the Assistant to the Bishop, in the Lutheran Church in Liberia, Africa. He was a Visiting Instructor at the Batak Lutheran Seminary on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia while Colleen taught English. His love for the Bible and archeology have taken him to Israel several times. He spent a summer on an archeological dig at Caesarea, Israel sponsored by Drew University.

Pastor Dan has been married to Colleen for 37 years and they have two sons Joshua and his wife Audrie, granddaughter Joelle and Jordan. His favorite hobbies are family time, playing and coaching basketball, surfing and reading.


Our Staff

Meet our church

Staff members

Dan Hill

Dan Hill

Patsy Long

Patsy Long

Alan Hendrickson

Alan Hendrickson

Visitation Pastor
Mary Fjeldseth

Mary Fjeldseth


Weston Bennet

Weston Bennet

Worship Leader
James Bishop

James Bishop

Worship Leader, Choir Director
Jim Earp

Jim Earp

Worship Leader
Audrie Hill

Audrie Hill

Worship Leader

Raina Lopez

Raina Lopez

Worship Leader
John Moore II

John Moore II

Media Coordinator
Gloria Hendrickson

Gloria Hendrickson

WINGS, Women’s Ministry
Angela Kelley

Angela Kelley

Head Start Director

John Moore I

John Moore I

IMost, Men's Ministry

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