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HISTORY

Our church held its first service on December 8, 1959, in a small building on California Avenue in the City of South Gate. Due to rapid growth, in 1961, the church moved to another larger building located also on California Avenue. After being at that location for twelve years, the church once again moved in September of 1973 to its present home at 8300 Eastern Avenue in the City of Bell Gardens.

The church continued to experience growth. At the beginning of the 1990's, it was time for a new building. The present one was outdated and needed much work. Moving to a new building was not an option, so the church congregation took on the venture to remodel the existing building. What began as a remodeling project would then become a full-blown renovation.

In 1992, an architect was hired to begin work on the design for a completely new church building on the existing property. Everything would be demolished except for the rafters of the sanctuary. Construction began that same year. Several unexpected roadblocks came about during the course of construction. At times it appeared as if the goal of completion would never be reached.  After ten trying months, in 1993, the church was completed.

Today, the church building of L.A. Pentecostals stands as a beautiful landmark in the City of Bell Gardens. Though L.A. Pentecostals is blessed to have a beautiful church facility, the real blessing is found in the liberty of being able to worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness