Who We Are

Grace City SD launched October 2015 at University City High School.

From the beginning, our vision has been simple, to be a church for our city that seeks new life in Jesus. We are here to love our city with no strings attached because that is how Jesus loved us.

Our mission is to equip people with the Gospel for everyday life. We believe the gospel is the greatest news in the world and so we encourage one another to be the Church and live out the gospel everywhere we go.

We are a part of a larger network of churches planted with the partnership of Stadia to bring the Gospel throughout San Diego County.

Founding Pastor & Family

Randall Tonini was born in Honolulu, HI and started following Christ at the age of 16. His wife, Laura, grew up on the East Coast and decided to follow Jesus as a teenager. They met at Johnson University in Knoxville, TN., where Randall earned his degree in Preaching and Youth Ministry, and Laura completed her MA in K-8 Holistic Education with an ESL certification.  Laura taught in the public school system and Randall served at Compassion Christian Church before launching Grace City, part of a church-planting movement started by Momentum Christian Church in Chula Vista, CA. They have three children.