ABOUT US

One family discipling people to follow Jesus

We want to be a church where people from all nations can experience the greatness of Jesus. Our vision is to impact and transform our community by deeds of love done in His name.

OUR PURPOSE IS

TO SPREAD THE NEWS...

that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and to make faithful disciples from people of many nations.
(Matthew 28:19-20)

TO SHOW GOD'S LOVE...

for our neighbors by serving the community
(Mark 12:30-31, Luke 10:29-37)

TO GLORIFY GOD...

by helping people grow in faith and find purpose
(Mark 1:16-18, John 15:8)

WE DESIRE TO REFLECT

These Five Traits of Jesus' Life:

WORD SATURATED

Dwelling in the Word (Psalm 19:7-11)

PRAYER OBSESSED

Consumed with communing with the Father (James 5:13-18)

SPIRIT PROMPTED

Led each moment by God’s Holy Spirit (Romans 8:14)

LOST DRIVEN

Inviting people to come to God (Luke 19:10)

HABITUALLY GIVING

Giving everything we are to the Lord (John 3:16)

WHAT WE ARE ABOUT

WORSHIPING GOD

We were made to love God with all our hearts.
We believe that real worship is both the celebration of the love of God as well as surrender to His will.

 

THE FAMILY OF GOD

We were made to experience being the family of God.

We believe that real fellowship means time together, study together, prayer together and service together. We believe that the church is a global community and we are called to be an English-speaking church that warmly welcomes and enfolds people from all nations and languages.

Small Groups are the best way to connect and build relations.

BROWSE GROUPS

GROWTH IN CHRIST

We were made to continue to grow as followers of Jesus. We believe that real spiritual growth is a lifelong process. This means obedience to Jesus’ commands, regular study of God’s Word, living a life of prayer and serving one another in love.

BIBLE STUDIES

IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY

We were made to change the world by making disciples from all nations. We believe that there is nothing more important than sharing the greatness of Jesus to all persons, locally and globally. 

Come visit us in person or join us online!

WATCH

OUR STORY

The story of our church is a story of people.

We are rooted in a long history of men and women of God who have believed and committed to sharing the greatness of Jesus to all persons.

It began back in 1941, when a group of people saw the need to start a church in Temple City, a suburb of Los Angeles.

They started meeting in a movie theater, then in a social club, before settling in the Baldwin Avenue campus where we are located today.

We are a family. We pray for each other, for our neighbours, our city and country.

We want to make believers from all over the world and spread the news that God is good and Jesus is our One Hope.

The reach of our ministry is seen in pastors and missionaries who have gone out from the church over the years.

It's a story that's still being written, and you are invited to be part of it.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

THE BIBLE

We believe that the Bible, composed of the Old and New Testaments, is the uniquely inspired and infallible written Word of God, and is our supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and practice (Matt. 24:35; II Tim. 3:16,17; II Peter 1:20,21).

THE TRINITY

We believe in one God eternally existing in three Persons–Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matt.28:19; John 16:7-15; Col. 2:9-10).

THE FATHER

We believe that human beings were created in the image of God, and that having sinned, they have incurred the penalty of spiritual death (Gen. 1:27; Gen. 2:17; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12; Romans 6:23; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

THE SON

We believe that God became incarnate in Jesus Christ who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and that He is true God and true human, and is the only and sufficient mediator between God and human beings (John 14:9; II Corinthians 5:19; Luke 2:34,35; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 4:15; I Timothy 2:5). We believe in the vicarious death of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His physical resurrection from the dead, His ascension into Heaven, and His personal and visible return to the earth (Romans 5:8; II Cor 5:21; I Pet.2:24; Matt.28:5; Acts 1:9; Acts 2:32; I Thessalonians 4:16);

SALVATION

We believe that salvation is received only through personal faith in Him without any benefit of (or?) human merit (John 14:6, Acts 4:12; Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 3:5).

THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the personality of the Holy Spirit and that the Spirit’s ministry is to reveal Christ to human beings in their regeneration, spiritual growth and Christian living (John 14:17; John 16:13; John 3:8; John 14:25,26; Romans 8:13,14).

BAPTISM

We believe that baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience showing the essential facts in redemption–the death and resurrection of Christ; also the essential experience of the believer – death to sin and resurrection to newness of life (Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 3:5; Matt. 28:19,20).

COMMUNION

We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a remembrance of the Lord’s death until His Second Coming (Mark 14:22,24; I Corinthians 1:24-26).

THE CHURCH

We believe the church in the new testament to be both universal and local; that the universal church, as known as the Body of Christ, is all persons throughout the world and of all ages professing personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; and that a local church is composed of believers in a given location, baptized and associated together for worship, service and the spreading of the Gospel (1 Cor. 1:2; Eph. 1:22-23; Acts 2:41-42; 8:4; 13:2-4; Matt. 16:15-19;Col. 1:18; I Peter 5:1-4).

MARRIAGE

We believe marriage is defined as a sacred union between one man and one woman according to Holy Scriptures (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-5). We believe I Timothy 3:2 does not disqualify a divorced person from leadership or service, but does require a sincere devotion between husband and wife. If children are granted to this union, we believe God’s plan is for children to have the benefit of both one father and one mother. We stand united that His sacred union can never be man with man or woman with woman.

GET TO KNOW THE TEAM

Mike Slater

Interim Senior Pastor

Zach Bondoc

Youth & Children’s Pastor

Victor Dutra

Worship Pastor

2021 BOARD

Tom Gardner - Chairman
Jess Garcia
Loren Wingerd
Jeannette Kangas
Cherry Lyn Kappas
Gary Newby
Sandy Tramell
Linda Walpus
Dale Montgomery
Deanne Strickler

MISSION FIELD

Jesus Christ is worthy of every effort to make His name known to all the nations.

MISSIONARIES

Our Church has an extensive ministry of world missions, dedicating a minimum of 10% of the total budget to it.

Please remember in prayer these missionary couples and ministries as well as those whom they serve.

Here is a partial list of our missionaries, their field and the agencies they work for:

Dale and Carol Schlack

Serve as missionaries with Bridges International, based in Seattle, to reach South Asian international students with the Gospel.

Matt and Dianna Morse

Support professional and volunteer sports coaches as an opportunity to share the Gospel, locally and abroad.

Pieter and Nora Kalkman

Serve in Prague, Czech Republic, as coordinators with the European Baptist Federation and facilitators for missions in Europe through International Ministries.

Mike and Becky Mann

Serve as International Ministries missionaries through ITDP (Integrated Tribal Development Projects) to northern hill tribe people in Thailand.

Matt and Lori Mann

Serve street children in Asia through International Ministries, protecting girls from and rehabilitating victims of sex trafficking as well as raising community awareness of child abuse and exploitation.

Brad and Shannon Jenkins

Work in Thailand mixing their love of coffee and fitness to share the love of Christ with the community.

Abel and Christa Muanica

Are the directors of Nurmay Missions in Kenya. Nurmay trains and sends out African missionaries, plants churches among unreached tribes, and provides quality education for children in rural areas through Nurmay Christian Academy.

Atherton Baptist Homes

Is a retirement community for Baptist ministers and missionaries, in Alhambra, California.

Integrated Tribal Development Projects (ITDP)—Thailand Ministries

Provides a variety of resources to the hill tribes of northern Thailand, Myanmar (Burma) and China, including water resources, sanitation development, agriculture extension and marketing, schools and medical clinics.

Nurmay Christian Academy in Gotani, Kenya

Serves the educational, spiritual, and social needs of underprivileged children by providing instruction, fostering creativity, and developing Godly character through a personal relationship with Jesus.

Ponderosa Pines Christian Camp (Pondo)

Is a non-denominational camp, in Running Springs, CA. Many of our youth and young adults have attended camps and have worked at Pondo for many years.

Pregnancy Help Center of San Gabriel Valley, Inc.

Provides free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and counseling to encourage pregnant girls and women to keep or adopt out their babies. It provides clothing, food, supplies for babies and mothers for first two months.

Rainbow Acres

A residential community in Arizona for adults with developmental disabilities, provides the opportunity to live with meaning, purpose, dignity and spiritual strength.

Transformation Ministries

Supports and plants churches in the American Southwest and across the United States.