Connecting with Jesus Christ and one another


Growing in faith and love through Jesus Christ


Serving God, Community and World


Welcome to Fallbrook United Methodist Church -- a place where we celebrate who God is and how God is still at work within our world today, through the scriptures of the Old and New Testament, in the power of Jesus Christ and in the strength of the Holy Spirit.

Come as you are, whether you are seeking to know more about God, struggling with your faith, or a Spirit-filled, well seasoned believer, you will find a place here. May the love and light of God lead you as you find a place to call home.

We invite and welcome all to Christ's family, focusing on God's love in mission to the community and world.

"Open hearts, Open minds and Open doors."

1844 Winterhaven Rd.
Fallbrook, CA 92028
(760) 728-1472

Every Sunday at 10am
In-Person services in the Sanctuary or Online via Facebook Live:

See Events Page for Details

Saul Montiel, Pastor


 Masks are optional for indoor services. See EVENTS page for details



Connecting with Jesus Christ and one another
  • Traditional Worship Service – Sunday 10:00a.m.

Make a joyful noise!

  • Nursery Care (Infants and Toddlers): Sunday 9:30a.m. – 11:30a.m.
  • Sunday School: Sunday 10:30 a.m.
  • Local Outreach (supporting the needs of people in our community)
    “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”John 3:16-17
  • Global Outreach (supporting the needs of missionaries and others sharing the love of God around the world)



      Growing in faith and love through Jesus Christ
      • Traditional Worship Service – Sunday 10:00a.m.
      • Prayer
      • Music
      • God's Word

      “But grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”Peter 3:18



      Serving God, Community and World
      • Local and Global
      • Financial
      • Volunteer Support
      Care Ministry

      And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.Matthew 25:37-40

      • Visiting and care of all who need comfort
      • Within the Church and throughout the community

      Pastor Saul

      The Reverend Saul Montiel is friendly and positive and is a people’s pastor. He is married to Mariana Montiel and both make up a family of six. He is known among friends and family to be an excellent meat cook and loves to spend time in front of the grill. Barbecuing with friends and family is one of his favorite ways to spend his days off. 

      He is an elder in full connection in our conference and came to us from the Desert Southwest Conference. He has earned his Master of Divinity degree, and served churches in Arizona and California for the last twenty-two years. In addition, Pastor Montiel has served as a US/Mexico border missionary, and adjunct professor for Claremont School of Theology and the Course of Studies. He has also chaired the Inter-Ethnic Coordinating Committee of the Western Jurisdiction as well as MARCHA, the Hispanic jurisdictional caucus. 

      He believes that love is the key to a healthy life, and he believes that most of the illnesses come from the absence of love. He thinks that the acceptance of all, through friendship, is the key to live as the community of God.

      About Us

      All are welcome to worship with us.  A warm and welcoming congregation meets each Sunday morning for worship. Our worship is a combination of traditional music with organ and choir, blended with a praise band.  There is a weekly message for children during the service and children are invited to then stay and worship with their parents or attend Sunday School.  The Pastor's  messages each week are biblically based and relevant for daily living.

      Childcare is provided.

      Fallbrook United Methodist Church is a mix of long history with an eye toward the future.  Fallbrook’s oldest denominational church, the Fallbrook United Methodist Church, is over 131 years old. For more information about the United Methodist Church, please visit

      A Methodist congregation was organized in Fallbrook in 1887, with its first church building being constructed in 1888 at the corner of Fig St. and South Mission Rd. (previously known as Hill St.) That building still stands and is currently the home of the First Christian Church. On what was once a grove, the Fallbrook United Methodist Church began construction of its present facility in 1974 at 1844 Winterhaven Road.

      Come and join us as we worship God, develop as followers of Jesus Christ, and work in the world as God's people who want to make a difference.    

      1844 Winterhaven Rd.  Fallbrook, CA 92028
      (760) 728-1472



      Our choir meets on Sunday mornings at 8:30a.m. for rehearsals and is ready to sing for worship at 10:00a.m.. If you are interested in joining this fun, faith-filled group of music lovers, please speak to our Choir Director, Ken Bell.

      Hosanna Singers & Bell Choir

      Hosanna Singers - our praise band providing contemporary praise music during worship. Contact Director -Vanessa Hain for more info: 760-728-1472




      Worship Services

      Indoor Sanctuary Worship - 10:00 am - We have returned to the sanctuary for worship and will also continue to Live-Stream every Sunday. A new UV sanitizing light has been added to our HVAC unit, cleaning the air of bacteria, viruses, and other contagions.  Masks will be optional for indoor worship.  Social distancing is no longer in place. Pew Bibles, Hymnals, prayer cards and giving envelopes are in the back of each pew. Offering plates will be passed during worship.

      Virtual Sunday Worship Service - 10:00 am We invite you to join us through our virtual service, streamed via Facebook Live. Please go to our Facebook page:  On the left side of the home page click the videos tab and we will be live beginning at 10 am every Sunday. Please join us.

      Ongoing Events

      Adult Ministries - 3rd Wednesday of the month lunch group (3WOTMLG) – Meet over a meal and share in fellowship and faith. Meet at a different local restaurant every month.

      Music Ministry Rehearsals - Chancel Choir – Sundays 8:30 am Hosanna Singers – Sundays 9:30 am

      Serving Others - We believe that we are to share in God's love in Christ with others within our community and around the world. A few ways we extend God's love:

      • Food collection for the Fallbrook Food Pantry.
      • Financial gifts for both local and global missions.
      • Basket Ministries for membership recognition, appreciation, gratitude and care.
      • Prayer Chain
      • Caring Ministry - Visiting, writing, calling those sick or in need of support.
      • CWS Blankets Ministry
      • Annual College Undergraduate Scholarships: See "Events" tab at the top of the homepage for the Scholarship Requirements and Application.

      I'm New

      Welcome to Fallbrook Methodist Church. We do our best to make sure that everyone who comes to Fallbrook UMC is made to feel at home. From the time you walk through the front door, you will find people just like you who love God and are on a journey to become disciples of Jesus Christ.

      Service Time

      Sunday morning service begin at 10:00 am and ends at approximately 11:00 am. We offer a family friendly worship with traditional music and hymns with a full choir, children's moment, people's prayers, pastor's message and a closing blessing. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month and all are welcome to participate in Communion. No membership required. We have a fellowship gathering after every service to mingle and get to know people in a more casual and informal setting.


      We are located at 1844 Winterhaven Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028

      Handicapped accessible facilities

      The church facility is entirely on a single level accessible through an exterior ramp that provide access to the sanctuary and the rest of the campus.


      Please wear whatever you feel comfortable in. People who come to Fallbrook UMC wear anything from casual to business casual to dressy attire. Feel free to leave the ties and high-heeled shoes at home if that is not what you would normally wear. We believe that God is not concerned with your external appearance, He wants to know you!


      Children are always welcome at Fallbrook UMC. Your children usually stay with you for the first part of the service. Our Pastor hosts a "Children's Time" during the service, after which the children typically leave to go to Sunday School. They will be cared for and taught a Bible-based curriculum and you will be able to pick them up at the end of the service. We also have a Nursery and an attendant for the tiny ones.

      But I still have more questions!

      Please feel free to call us anytime - we'll be happy to take the time to answer any question you may have. Better yet, why not visit us this Sunday and see for yourself what a great place Fallbrook UMC can be! If you would like to contact us now, please call us at (760) 728-1472. We'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.



      We are very grateful for your stewardship and your investment in helping us do God’s work. We hope that the multiple ways and convenience in giving will be helpful to you.

      Give online

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      Give in person

      You can place your gifts in our offering plates at any of our Sunday services.

      Give by Mail

      You can mail your gifts to:
      Fallbrook United Methodist Church
      1844 Winterhaven Rd.
      Fallbrook, CA 92028