We are a non-profit foundation that has been established to address the negative impact that high housing cost in this area has on PBC’s ability to recruit and retain pastoral staff. Although we are an independent organization from PBC, our focus and ministry is tightly tied to the ministry of the church; we work closely with the Elders to help pastors obtain affordable housing and we depend on the generosity of the church body to further our mission.
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
We are a non-profit foundation that has been established to address the negative impact that high housing cost in this area has on PBC’s ability to recruit and retain pastoral staff. Although we are an independent organization from PBC, our focus and ministry is tightly tied to the ministry of the church; we work closely with the Elders to help pastors obtain affordable housing.
We derive our name from Acts 2:45. We hope that it will remind everyone — including those who donate , the pastors who benefit and all of us who receive from the teaching and shepherding — to give sacrificially to address this great need, to invest in our pastoral staff, and to provide a long-lasting benefit to the church.
We receive specific direction from the Board of Elders to prioritize and execute projects. These may include the purchase or establishment of co-ownership agreements of residences to be used as homes for pastors. We also provide a service to the Body at PBC by providing tax-qualified vehicles for testamentary and deferred giving.
Ways to give
Throughout your life you have supported the work of the church; you can bless the next generation with a legacy gift provided through your will or trust. Your planned gift will enable PBC to provide pastoral housing so that our shepherds can be part of the community in which they serve.
One Time Gift
Direct giving to the Foundation will allow us to move forward right away. You can give directly through check (made out to x245 Foundation) sent to the church or contact Jerry Yan, jerry_yan @ pbc.org for other means.
We accept donations of real estate, stocks, bonds and other financial instruments are also welcome.
Contact a board member to find out more and discuss how you can best to participate in the work of the Foundation.
Jerry Yan has been an elder at Peninsula Bible Church since 1993. He is president of the Foundation and board.
Email: jerry_yan @ pbc.org
Bob is a retired corporate and securities lawyer. He has attended PBC since 1994.
Christine retired from Stanford University after a 28-year career. She has attended PBC since 1991 and served as a Deacon for over 20 years.
Daryl is a Licensed Real Estate Agent in the bay area and has attended PBC since 1997. He manages operations for the Foundation and is on the board.