Santa Paula Church

of Christ

276 W Santa Paula Street 

Santa Paula, CA 93060




My “Way of the Cross” (Experience)

“Matt. 27 32 As THEY WERE GOING OUT, they met a man from Cyrene, named SIMON, and they forced him to carry the cross. 33 THEY CAME TO A PLACE CALLED GOLGOTHA (which means “the place of the skull”).

On our third day in Jerusalem, I decided to jog through the old city. So, on July 5th, 2019 at 5:00 AM, I went for it. Since our Hotel was across the street from the New Gate, I jogged through the New Gate and down steep St. Francis Street. I thought if I make it to the corner street near the church of the Holy Sepulcher, station #9 of the “Way of the Cross” (Via Dolorosa), I could then jog the Via Dolorosa backwards. The Via Dolorosa is the tradition path Jesus took while carrying his cross on his way to Golgotha. I made it, and as I jogged passed station #9 to station #8-1 the streets were no longer enclosed. From station’s #4-1 it was a straight shot to the Lion’s gate. From the Lion’s Gate, I made a quick right, jogged through the Arab Cemetery which is next to the “Golden Gate” (the gate Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday), made it to the street, turned right to the “Dung Gate” (the entrance to the Wailing Wall). At the Dung Gate, I jogged right through the metal detector, no one was there, plus I had shorts, a T-shirt on, and tennis shoes on and I figured I would get kicked out, but I didn’t. Some Jewish people were passing out coffee and bread and I took some. I then continued my jog. I went back out the Dung Gate, made it to the Jaffa Gate and from there, I took a short cut inside the Old City walls to the New Gate. The whole experience took about 1 hour and a ½. It was an experience I’ll never forget.


While reading the above text in preparation for Sunday’s sermon, I thought of my “Way of the Cross” experience. I jogged right past stations 9-1 and as I read that text, my little jogging experience came to mind and it brought me joy. I hope it brings you joy. My “Way of the Cross” experience will be posted on Youtube  under, Dr. Robert Perez, my “Way of the Cross” experience or at  We are not holding our Sunday morning services in English. “Stay Well at Home.”

Dr. Robert Perez (minister)









April Birthdays
Virgilio Garcia-4/2  

Leonor Fernandez-4/6
Ángel Fernandez-4/14  

Diana Moreno-4/20
Leo Bartley-4/23   

  Gracie Herrera-4/23

Wedding Anniverasary

Bob & Liz Pérez-4/8
Virgilio & Martha García-4/21


Bible Study and Fellowship
Sunday Morning Spanish
Spanish Worship- 9:00 a.m.
Spanish Bible Study-10:45 a.m.
Coffee & Donuts 9:00 a.m-9:30 a.m.
English Bible Class: 9:45 a.m.
Worship in English: 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Bible study:
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

English and Spanish 

Santa Paula Church of Christ
276 W. Santa Paula St.
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Office: (805)525-3645 Fax: (805)525-7195
English Minister: Robert Perez
Spanish Minister Virgilio Garcia

Secretary: Stacy Salazar