Mission & vision

We seek to build the kingdom of God on the central coast of California, spreading the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the beauty of the Anglican faith. We love beautiful worship and desire deep catechesis and spiritual formation rooted both in the Holy Scriptures and in the oldest tradition of English speaking Christianity. We believe strongly in loving people into the Church, and offer many opportunities to experience and to practice hospitality.

What we believe

We are traditional Anglicans, and thus we affirm that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and hold to the theology of the three ecumenical Creeds.  Both Holy Scripture and the Creeds, shaped by the writings and traditions of the Ancient Church, provide the basis for the Anglican Formularies:   the traditional Book of Common Prayer, the Thirty-nine Articles, and the Ordinal.  We use the 1928 edition of the Book of Common Prayer for our services at Christ the King.  More information can be found on the REC’s resource page.


Christ the King Anglican Church is a mission church in the Diocese of Mid-America of the Reformed Episcopal Church (Anglican Church in North America). The Most Rev’d Ray R. Sutton is our diocesan bishop, and the Rt. Rev. Walter R. Banek is our suffragan bishop.

Staff & Clergy

As of Advent, 2022, we are pleased to Welcome Fr. Kent Bartel as vicar of Christ the King Anglican Church along with his wife Allison.  Fr. Bartel’s first career is aerospace engineering, but he has been called toward ministry for the second half of his working life.  Besides obtaining a master’s degree in engineering, he also has earned a Master of Divinity degree from Cranmer Theological House, the seminary of the Reformed Episcopal Church’s Diocese of Mid-America. 

Mrs. Bartel has taught for years in Anglican classical parish schools and is currently working towards licensing as a professional counselor.  Eventually, the Bartels would like to start a classical parish school at Christ the King.  Email Fr. Bartel if this vision resonates with you!  Fr. Bartel can be reached at: [email protected]

Edward Johansen is our Senior Warden and Reader. email: [email protected]


Christ the King was founded in the Fall of 1992 as a Reformed Episcopal Mission in the north part of San Luis Obispo county in California.  In the late 1990s, CTK moved to the southern part of the county and currently meets in Grover Beach.  Though it has always been a smaller mission parish, it has produced three priests over the years, all three of which still serve in various parts of the Reformed Episcopal Church.

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