About Us

The Palm Desert Church of Christ began just after 2000 as an effort of other congregations in the area who envisioned beginning a new church of the Lord in the growing Palm Desert community. Members from area churches cooperated to begin the congregation in 2001. As the church grew, God blessed it with the opportunity to buy property and the church was built in 2006 at the current location in Bermuda Dunes, Ca.

What We Believe

We are Christ’s Ambassadors committed to the “Great Commission” of making disciples and serving in the Kingdom of God. Our focus is to Love, Pray, Care and Share the Gospel of Jesus to those in the Coachella Valley community and throughout the world. Our purpose is to be the most loving church on the planet.

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The Palm Desert Church of Christ is a diverse congregation located in Bermuda Dunes, California. We are involved in many efforts for evangelism and edification. We offer Bible classes on Sunday morning in both English and Spanish and have Spanish translation available for the Sunday morning sermon.

We have Life Groups each Sunday evening held at various locations. Each Life Group is studying the same materials. A Life Group is available for our Middle/High School students on the second and fourth Sunday of each month immediately following the Sunday morning service. Wednesday evening Bible Study is held at the Church building at 6:00 p.m. We have other opportunities to worship together such as the Men’s Prayer Meeting or the Ladies Bible Study just to name a few. We strive to keep our calendar full of opportunities for spiritual growth and service.

We believe that the Bible is God’s infallible TRUTH.

(2 Timothy 3:16-17)

We believe that Jesus Christ is , and always has been, the Son of God.

(John 8:58)

We believe that Jesus was crucified and was resurrected on the third day.

(1 Corinthians 15:3-4)

We believe that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

(John 4:6)

We believe that no one comes to the Father except through Jesus Christ.

(John 14:6 and Acts 4:12)

We believe that God has a plan for every person’s life, and that we can determine that plan through a study of the Bible.

(Philippians 2:12-13)

We believe that God has given each Christian the indwelling Holy Spirit at the time of thier baptism into Christ.

(Acts 2:38)

We believe that God is NOT the author of confusion and that we CAN understand the Bible as we study together.

(1 Corinthians 14:33)

Our Leadership

Minister –

Mike Jacobs

Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. I am the youngest of four children born to Connie and Derek Jacobs. I was raised in the church and grew up in the Bonteheuwel Church of Christ. I worked as a bank manager in Cape Town before beginning my studies in Theology at Rochester Michigan’s Rochester College.

I am married to Gail for 28 years. We have two sons Jesse 25 & Jordan 22. I obtained my B.A in Bible in 2004 from Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee, and completed my M.A in Clinical Psychology with emphasis on Marriage & Family Therapy on 18 December 2022 at Pepperdine University Graduate School.

I Preached for the Thicket Road Church of Christ in Cape Town for 13 years, (2004-2017) before we moved to the U.S to preached for the Dos Palos Church of Christ for 5 1/2 years.

I love to sing and was part of a singing group in Cape Town while ministering at the Thicket Road Church of Christ. My favorite scripture is 1 John 3:1 as it affirms our status as God’s children and his lavished love for his children.

Gail Jacobs was born in Cape Town South Africa. Gail married her youth sweetheart at 22 and they have two sons, Jesse (25) and Jordan (22).She worked full time along with her husband at the Thicket Road Church of Christ for 13 years. In 2017 the family moved to California and worked with a congregation for five and a half years. She coordinated ladies’ programs and Sunday school Program. She was actively involved in evangelism and the life of the church through organizing events. Gail is also a public speaker and spoke at several ladies’ days in the USA, as well as the Freed Hardeman Lectureships. She has a passion for young people and worked alongside her husband with youth, young adult, and married age groups.Gail is currently studying Psychology (Pre-Masters) at Capella University. She loves God, His church, and people. She enjoys singing, socializing, and coffee dates with friends. She enjoys working out and cooking healthy meals.Heaven is the goal! While she waits, she encourages and supports her husband in his ministry, her children to stay faithful, and loves to see people succeed. Kindness and love is what she loves to spread to those around her. Her favorite scripture is 1 Tim 4:8: For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

Our children Jesse (25) and Jordan (22) both completed college. Jesse is currently working as a scribe in the emergency department at a hospital in Los Angeles. He is also working on taking his MCAT’s this year as he wants to enter medical school to become a doctor. Jordan lives in Tennessee and is taking time off from studies after completing his undergraduate degree in Psychology and is currently working in a small town outside of Nashville.

Youth & Family Minister

Tyrone Munsami


Robert Craven
Dan Johnson


Jerry Bivens
Bob Finnell
Jim Sultzer
Michael Young