Our Values

They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

Acts 2:42

We as a community of Christ followers are building our church upon the gospel (the Good News of Christ's work on the cross) with a passion for the following core values.

The Truth of God’s Word:

Spiritual health is accomplished through consistent teaching, study, and application of the Word of God.  Our life together as a community is built upon the clear teaching and relevant application of God's Word the Bible; both Old and New Testaments.  We desire to be a people who are devoted to the Scriptures and growing in the truth of God’s Word through Bible study and discipleship.

The Joy of Worship:

True worship is a life response to God for all He is and all He has done.  Our worship together should engage our mind, heart, and will, as we turn God-ward in celebration, and intimacy.  We desire our worship style to be culturally relevant, Biblically informed, and Spiritually engaging.

The Gift of Authentic Community:

Living out the Christian life means living in authentic Christian community.  We believe that the church is made up of imperfect ordinary people who are growing in love with Jesus.  We want our stories of faith; our triumphs and our failures to be the place where Jesus meets us as we open our lives to one another. 

The Spiritual Life of Prayer:

Prayer in it’s many forms is essential for living from the fulness of His presence.  In a world where the soul is often neglected, we desire to grow deeper in our spiritual life together and in our private walk with the Lord through prayer and the disciplines of the Spiritual life.

The Call to Live the Good News:

The church is God’s plan to reveal Himself to a broken world.  We long to move out in our community, at work, and in our families as living expressions of Christ’s redeeming love.  We desire to witness through our good works and through our words to God’s saving grace in Christ.  We delight as a people to support likeminded missions throughout the world. 

Making Much of JESUS

in South City and the North Peninsula

Meet Our Pastors

  • Mark Cox - Senior Pastor

    Mark C. grew up in San Bruno, CA and became a Christian as a teenager after a friend gave him a New Testament and challenged him to read it. Somewhere around chapter 7 of The Book of Matthew, Mark's eyes were opened to the truth of Jesus and life has never been the same since. Mark enjoys playing guitar, ukulele, and is slowly learning the banjo, but he also enjoys painting, hiking, cooking, and playing boardgames with his wife, Lori, along their son, Gregory.  


  • Mark Dobrin  - Associate Pastor  

    Mark grew up in San Jose, Ca. and met Jesus through the ministry of Peninsula Bible Church and he's been learning how to follow Him ever since!  He and Nancy came to Good News Chapel in March of 2007 and found their home among this bunch of earnest seekers, servants, sinners and saints.


    Mark loves music, especially jazz, and blues harmonica.  He has a shepherd's heart, a poets joy for words, and a deep delight in cultivating friendships.  He enjoys running (slowly) and roasting his own coffee.

    contact Pastor Mark:  mark.dobrin@gmail.com

Getting Here

We're located at 215 W. Orange Ave. in South San Francisco; on the corner of West Orange Ave. and 'C' Street.


Sunday Service starts at 10:30

Hope to Welcome you soon!