About Us

Why we exist

To lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ & one another.

Know<br />God

Know
God

Find<br />Freedom

Find
Freedom

Discover<br />Purpose

Discover
Purpose

Make A<br />Difference

Make A
Difference

Everyone has a next step. We believe your next step is one of these 4 purposes. These present a clear roadmap for what the Bible says about spiritual growth and how we can help you take the next step in your journey.

The first step to knowing God, is learning more about Him. If you would like to know God, consider attending a weekend at one of our locations.

Freedom comes from sharing life with others. If you would like to find freedom, connect with people through Community Groups.

You were meant for more. If you’re wondering what your purpose is, we can help you discover it.

The local church is the hope of the world. Jesus started the church to influence the world. If you are ready to make a difference, join a team at Family Church.

Honor the past & be loyal to the future

The best is yet to come!

Family Church has been around a long time. It’s roots go all the way back to 1922 when Aimee Semple Mcpherson (Founder of Angeles Temple/Foursquare Movement) came to Whittier and held a revival meeting in a tent. A church was formed after that meeting due to so many people receiving Christ. In 1925 the pastor brought the church into the Assemblies of God Fellowship (Which is the affiliation of our church.) Our church stems from a long history of great men and women of God who have committed their lives to building the Kingdom of God. We are a church committed to reaching future generations with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Jesus is the center

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

The Bible is God’s Word to us. The Bible was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs about living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without error.

2 Timothy 3:16, 1:13; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5

God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The three are coequal and are one God. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.

Genesis 1:1,26, 27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2 Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14

There is one true God and creator of all who reveals himself to mankind as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, Holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.

 

 

1 John 5:7; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11

Jesus is the Son of God. Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit in the virgin Mary’s womb; therefore, He is the Son of God He is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice so that He could be a substitution for the price to pay for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He defeated death and resurrected after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King.

Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6 John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13

The Holy Spirit lives in each Christian from salvation. The Holy Spirit is coequal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He provides Christians with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ.

Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Galatians 5:25; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13, 5:18

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life in Heaven. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.

John 3:16, 36; Romans 6:23; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13; Revelation 20:15

People are the supreme object of God’s creation. People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. We were created to have fellowship with God. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” Sin separates us from God and causes many problems in our life.

Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2

Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

Romans 6:23 Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6, 1:2; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1, 10:9-10

Given at Pentecost, it is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension, to empower the Church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth

Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5,2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6

The Church is a community of people unified through faith in Christ. The Church is also referred to as the body of Christ in the Bible. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.

Matthew 16:18-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-47; 5:11-14; 13:1-3; 14:23; 16:5; 20:28; 1 Corinthians 7:17; 9:13-14; 12; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:10-12; 5:22-32; Colossians 1:18; 3:15; 1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 21:2-3

Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus, and included in the commission of Jesus to His disciples. It is given as a sign, which is to follow believers. It is also a part of Jesus’ work on the Cross and one of the gifts of the Spirit.

Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:17-18; Acts 8:6-7; James 5:14-16; I Corinthians 12:9, 28; Romans 11:29

Water Baptism: Baptism is symbolic of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. Once we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, baptism is a way for us to publicly declare our new life in Christ. It is also a step of obedience based on God’s commands and allows us to follow the example of Jesus, who submitted himself to baptism to “fulfill all righteousness.”

Communion: A unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and grape juice (the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross

Marriage: We believe marriage is defined in the Bible as a covenant, a sacred bond between one man and one woman, instituted by and publicly entered into before God

Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48

Matthew 26:26-29; I Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25

Matthew 19:4-6

 

The resurrection and rapture of all Christians dead and alive to meet Christ in the air is the Blessed Hope. The Second Coming of Christ includes the rapture and a return to earth by Christ with His saints for a thousand-year reign.

Romans 8:23; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24:17, 30

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