Since the year 1917, there has been a house of worship at the corner of Cape May Avenue and Ebers Street in Ocean Beach.
On August 25 at 5:00 p.m., the latest holy incarnation debuted at a grand-opening celebration, with Newbreak Church welcoming a large crowd to their new sanctuary. Ocean Beach Elementary School, two blocks away, partnered with the church to provide free parking to the congregants.
This Ocean Beach location marks the sixth countywide, and it took Newbreak three years to restore and renovate the property, formerly an Assembly of God church. According to a story in the Peninsula Beacon, Newbreak was face-lifted "from the ground up, while maintaining historic elements." Especially noteworthy is the large stained-glass window, which the Beacon noted was "reinstalled with new, energy-efficient dual-panes."
Pastor Steve Bombaci, an Ocean Beach resident, welcomed the overflow crowd that packed the church. After the opening service, fish tacos and beverages were served free to the multitudes.