Baptisms at the Beach

Come celebrate with us! 

Since 2006, Shepherd has been making the trek to Ventura with the goal of truly celebrating baptism. Throughout the years, we have seen thousands of people publicly declare their commitment to Christ by being baptized at the beach. All are welcome to join the celebration and participate in the church picnic and BBQ (donations welcome)!

Sunday, August 26th
Church BBQ: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Service and Baptisms: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

San Buenaventura State Beach Park
901 San Pedro St
Ventura, CA 93001


  • 101 North to Seaward Avenue
  • Exit at Seaward and turn left off the freeway; turn right onto Harbor Boulevard (first street)
  • Turn left on San Pedro Street (just past the Marriott hotel)
  • At Pierpoint Boulevard, turn right into the beach parking lot
  • Have your parking pass ready for the attendant. Parking passes are available in the church bulletin starting three weekends before the event.

Pre-Registration Required

To Register for Baptisms at the Beach, click here!

Baptisms at the Beach Baptism Classes 

To Be Baptized At The Beach:
We ask you attend one of the mandatory pre-baptism classes below.

Porter Ranch

  • August 11 at 4:30 p.m. in Room WC 143
  • August 18 at 4:30 p.m. in Room WC 143
  • August 22 at 6:30 p.m. in Room MC 103


  • August 19 at 11:30 a.m. in Classroom J-7

West Valley

  • August 19th at 1:00 p.m. in the Overflow Room

Agua Dulce

  • August 19 at 11:30 a.m. in Room #2

(818) 831-9333

San Buenaventura State Beach Park

Date / Time
  • Sunday, August 26, 2018 @ 3:00 PM