About US

The Gold Country's Hidden Treasure in the Foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. When people vacation in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, they hear about the great gold rush of 1849 and 1850. The lure of finding the mother lode of pure gold or silver drew men and women from all places and all walks of life in search of this precious treasure. Some area residents, as well as vacationers, will buy a pan and spend hours in the local streams and rivers seeking a small piece of gold to call their own.

At Grace Fellowship, we have discovered a greater treasure. We have found a caring family of fellow Christians who meet each week to worship God, learn how to be faithful disciples, and serve in unique ways. The spirit at Grace Fellowship in San Andreas is growing into one of the truly beautiful and lasting treasures in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

We also share the greatest treasure on earth: the free gift of salvation that comes through our faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus came to earth over 2000 years ago to pay the penalty for our sin by dying on the cross. Although we deserve to be eternally separated from God because of our sin, He provided a way to have Jesus pay our penalty. By our faith in Jesus, we receive the forgiveness that leads to a life of freedom, joy and peace. If you have never discovered this fabulous hidden treasure in Jesus Christ, we invite you to join us in the exciting adventure of faith.

The house of the righteous contains great treasure... But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all surpassing power is from God and not from us. (Proverbs 15:6; 2 Corinthians 4:7, NIV)

Grace Fellowship is a small church, but God is blessing us with wonderful new people who are excited about the warmth and the faithfulness of this treasure they have discovered here in the "gold country." We look forward to what God is doing here in the Calaveras county seat and we seek others who will join God in what He is doing here.

Organizationally, we use a church board made up of elders, deacons and trustees to guide the church. We hold annual and quarterly business meetings to approve the budget, share new directions and hear what God has placed on the hearts of our members. We have recently completed making several great improvements to the church building and site.

, we are affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention at the national, state and regional (associational) level. This allows us to cooperate in a powerful way with others throughout the world to share the good news with those who are lost and with those who have lost their way.

Pastor Walt Hammonds has been here since June, 2005 after being a pastor in Colorado for almost 11 years. He loves the Lord and is a dedicated student of God's Word. He has ministry degrees from Patriot Bible University (Del Norte, CO) and Dallas Theological Seminary (Dallas, TX), as well as engineering degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) and Lamar University (Beaumont, TX).

Church Location

    1209 S. Highway 49
    San Andreas, CA
    (209) 754-4110

our mission

Know God
Share His Love
Serve for His Glory