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List of Some West Los Angeles Churches

This is a list of some churches in the west Los Angeles area that are either close to the UCLA campus, or attended by GCF members. This list is not intended to be an endorsement, but is provided in the hopes that it will be helpful to those who are new to the area, and are looking for a church family to settle down in.

Please send corrections, new information, questions, and comments to Erin Thomason.

Size field descriptions: Small = less than 50, Medium = 50-200, Large = 200-500, Really large = 500-2000, Really, really large = more than 2000
All worship services meet on Sunday, unless otherwise noted.


ACTS Santa Monica
Location: 1231 4th St
Santa Monica, 90401
GCF Members:  
Worship: 10:00 am Bible Studies:  
Contact: (310)393-4107
jmetoyer@acts-santamonica.org
Comments: 
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All Saints Episcopal Church
Location: 504 N Camden Dr
Beverly Hills, 90210
GCF Members:  
Worship: 8:00 am (Liturgy)
9:00 am (Liturgy)
11:15 am (Liturgy)
6:00 pm
Bible Studies: Sunday School (K-12)
Contact: (310)275-0123
info@allsaintsbh.org
Comments: 
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Bel Air Presbyterian Church
Location: 16221 Mulholland Dr
Los Angeles, 90049
GCF Members:  
Worship: 9:30 am (Traditional)
11:00 am (Blended)
11:00 am (Contemporary)
Bible Studies: Children's Sunday School (9:30am & 11am)
Junior High Sunday School (9:30am)
High School Sunday School (9:30am)
College (7pm Sunday)
Contact: (818)788-4200 Comments:"I've heard they have a good college group and the people seem to be genuine overall."
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Brentwood Presbyterian Church
Location: 12000 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, 90049
GCF Members:  
Worship:   Bible Studies: Road to Damascus: Fellowship and Study for Young Adults
Contact: (310)826-5656 Comments: 
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Calvary Chapel South Bay
Location: 19300 S Vermont Ave
Gardena, 90248
GCF Members:  
Worship: 8:00 am (Contemporary)
9:45 am (Contemporary)
11:30 am (Contemporary)
Bible Studies: Whole Church (Thur 7:30pm)
Whole Church (Sun 6:30pm)
Womens'/Mens' (Tue 7pm)
Singles (Fri 7pm)
Recovery (Sat 7pm)
New Believers (Wed 7pm)
Kinship Groups (see below)
Contact: (310)352-3333 Comments:We have a Bible college, small book store, and coffee shop as well. We also have home kinship groups in various neighborhoods.
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Calvary Church of the Pacific Palisades
Location: 701 Palisades Dr
Pacific Palisades, 90272
GCF Members:  
Worship: Sunday, 8:30am (Traditional)
10:30 (Contemporary)
Bible Studies: Sunday 9:45am, and throughout the week
Contact: (310) 454-6537 Comments:Calvary Church is a community of Christ-followers who have been called into a living relationship with Jesus. Our desire is to put Him first in everything by submitting to His will and living through the Spirit's power.
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Chinese Baptist Church of West Los Angeles
Location: 1520 Pearl St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(Temporary meeting location during construction)
GCF Members:  
Worship: 9:00 a.m. at 2F (English)
9:00 a.m. (Mandarin)
Bible Studies: English Sunday School (11-12:00 p.m.)
Mandarin Sunday School (11-12:00 a.m.)
Friday night young adult fellowship(Mandarin, college/grad. students, dinner provided) (6:45p.m.)
Contact: 310-570-2394
cbcwla@cbcwla.org
Comments:For more information, visit http://www.cbcwla.org. The English congregation website is http://www.cbcwla.org/en/
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Chinese Faith Church
Location: 225 S Chevy Chase Dr
Glendale, 91205
GCF Members:  
Worship: 9:30 am (English)
11:00 am (Chinese)
Bible Studies: English Bible Study (Sun. 11-12am)
Contact: (818)242-5915 Comments:"If you're looking for a family, fun, church with lots of opportunities for service, please come!"
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The Church on the Way
Location: 14300/14800 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, 91405
GCF Members:  
Worship: 9:00 am Bible Studies:  
Contact: (818)779-8200 Comments:Pastor is Jack Hayford. Church is Penecostal/Spirit-filled.
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Cornerstone Baptist Church of West Los Angeles
Location: 1609 Barrington Ave
Los Angeles, 90025
GCF Members:  
Worship: 9:00 am (Blended)
11:00 am (Blended)
Bible Studies: Careers Group (Wed. 7:30pm)
Sunday School (Sun. 10am)
Contact: (310)826-8374 Comments: 
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Evergreen Baptist Church
Location: 1255 San Gabriel Blvd
Rosemead, 91770
GCF Members:  
Worship: 8:30 am (Blended)
11:15 am (Blended)
Bible Studies: Sunday School (Sun 10am)
Sedaqah Groups (see below)
Contact: (626)280-0477
jfong@ebcla.org
Comments:Predominantly Asian-American, welcoming to all races.Sedaqah Groups are small neighborhood groups all over LA
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Faithful Central Missionary Baptist Church
Location: 333 W Florence Ave
Inglewood, 90301
GCF Members:  
Worship: 10:00 am
5:00 pm
Bible Studies: Youth Study (Sun. 8:00am)
High School (Sun. 9:00am)
Adult (Sun. 10:30pm)
Adult (Tue. noon)
Adult (Tue. 7pm)
Married Couples (7:00pm)
Book of John (7:00pm)
Children (Tues 7:00pm)
Singles (Wed. 7:00pm)
Contact: (310)330-8000 Comments:Pastor is Kenneth C. Ulmer, "emphasizes TEACHING, and is animated, organized, and in touch with the community he's addressing." Predominantly African-American, welcoming to all races. Many young people - professional, college, and graduate
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First Chinese Baptist Church
Location: 942 Yale St
Los Angeles, 90012
(Chinatown)
GCF Members:  
Worship: 8:00-9:30 am
(English / Contemporary)
9:45-11:15 am
(Cantonese only, elderly)
11:30-1:10 pm
(Chinese, English translation)
Bible Studies:  
Contact: (213)687-0814 Comments:Pastors are Herman Tang, Ken Yee, and Benny Wong. The church "stress[es] discipleship and experiencing God."
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First Hungarian Reformed Church of Los Angeles
Location: 12717 York Ave
Hawthorne, 90250
GCF Members:  
Worship: 11:00 am Bible Studies:  
Contact: (310)355-1475 Comments:A small bilingual (English/Hungarian) congregation
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First Presbyterian Church
Location: 1220 Second St
Santa Monica, 90401
GCF Members:  
Worship: 10:00 am
(Traditional / Liturgy)
Bible Studies: Sunday School for children
Adult Bible Study (9am Sun)
Men's Study Group (7am Wed)
Women of the Bible (9:15am Thurs)
Women's Study Group (7am Fri)
Contact: (310)451-1303 Comments:Dr. William A. Wood III Pastor
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The Garden Christian Fellowship
Location: 20745 Nordhoff St
Chatsworth 91311
GCF Members:  
Worship: 10:30am Bible Studies:  
Contact: (818) 718-6220
info@thegarden.cc
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The Gathering Place
Location: Beverly Garland Holiday Inn
4222 Vineland Ave
North Hollywood, 91602
GCF Members:  
Worship: 10:00 am Bible Studies:  
Contact: 1(818)508-3027
thegatheringplace@earthlink.net
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Grace Community Church
Location: 13248 Roscoe Blvd
Sun Valley, 91352
GCF Members:  
Worship: 8:30 am (Traditional)
10:30 am (Traditional)
6:00 pm (Blended)
Bible Studies: Numerous groups for different ages and levels of Biblical knowledge & maturity
Contact: (818)782-5920 Comments:Pastor is John MacArthur. Strong emphasis on expository preaching and discipleship
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Great Light Korean Church
Location: 2001 N State College Blvd
Fullterton, 92831
GCF Members:  
Worship: 8:00 am (Korean)
9:15 am (contemporary, English)
11:00 am (Korean)
Bible Studies: women's small groups, friday night Bible study 7pm
Contact: (714)447-3073
jdkim@aya.yale.edu
Comments:Mostly Korean, with a small English population
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Kairos Los Angeles
Location: 11306 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, 90066
(at the Overtones Art Gallery)
GCF Members:  
Worship: 10:00 am
5:00 pm (different location)
Bible Studies:  
Contact: (323)251-3503 Comments: 
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Lake Avenue Church
Location: 393 N Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
GCF Members:  
Worship: 5:30 pm Saturday (Contemporary)
9:00 am (Traditional)
11:00 am (Contemporary)
11:00 am (Spanish)
6:00 pm (Contemporary)
Bible Studies: Several, for all ages!
Contact: (626)795-7221 Comments:Contemporary services feature upbeat really talented individuals who are Christians in the recording industry. Check out the website for lots of social gatherings for singles as well as groups for young, newly marrieds. Although the church is large (something like 4000 believers strong) there are so many services that you will never feel crowded at any one service. The average service is just a few hundred. If you join a group for study or social time, you are sure to make friends if you become a regular attender.
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Lutheran Church of the Master
Location: 10931 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, 90025
GCF Members:  
Worship: 9:45 AM: Sunday Bible Study
10:30 AM: Pre-service hospitality with coffee and donuts
11:00 AM: Worship service with Holy Communion
**Refreshments are available immediately following the service. Everyone's invited!
Bible Studies: Sundays at 9:45 AM
Contact: (310) 473-1055
info@lutheran.churchofthemaster.org
Comments:Lutheran Church of The Master is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), which has more than five million members in the United States, and is a congregation of the Southwest California Synod.

The Lutheran Church of The Master is a Reconciling in Christ congregation.

We acknowledge this reconciliation extends also to those whose affectional orientation is toward a person of the same gender. The rainbow candles in the east transept are a gift from Lutherans Concerned and are a symbol of Lutheran Church of The Master's affirmation of welcome for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people through the Reconciling in Christ program.

All people are welcome at Lutheran Church of The Master and all Reconciling in Christ congregations.
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Malibu Vineyard Christian Fellowship
Location: 23825 Stuart Ranch Rd
Malibu, 90265
GCF Members:  
Worship: 10:00 am Bible Studies:  
Contact: (310)317-4293
info@malibuchristianfellowship.com
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Mandarin Baptist Church of San Fernando Valley
Location: 9124 Zelzah Ave
Northridge, 91325
GCF Members:  
Worship: 10:55-12:45
(Contemporary, English)
11:00-12:30
(Traditional, Mandarin)
Bible Studies: 4 Mandarin Adult Fellowships
1 English Fellowship (youth-career)
Contact: (818)727-2220 Comments:Pastor is Daniel Hsu. Bible Study and prayer groups are managed through the fellowships. Mostly Chinese, with a medium English population.
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Metro Calvary Chapel
Location: 2425 16th St
Santa Monica, 90405
(John Adams School Auditorium)
GCF Members:  
Worship: 10:00 am Bible Studies:  
Contact: (310)394-9900
info@metrochurch.org
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Mosaic
Location: 1038 S Hill St
Los Angeles, 90015
GCF Members:  
Worship: 9:00 am
10:30 am (different location)
5:00 pm
Bible Studies:  
Contact:  
info@mosaic.org
Comments:"Great and growing church with many branches of ministry."
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New Heart Christian Fellowship
Location: 1941 S Barrington Ave
Los Angeles, 90025
GCF Members:  
Worship: 10:30 am (Contemporary) Bible Studies:  
Contact:  
NHCF@newheartcf.org
Comments:Pastor is Rick DeLaTorre
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Pacific Crossroads Church
Location: 2425 16th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(John Adams Middle School)
GCF Members:  
Worship:   Bible Studies: Pacific Crossroads Church hosts a variety of weekly Bible studies meeting in West LA and Santa Monica. Please email info@pacificcrossroads.org for a detailed list.
Contact: (310) 551-0081
info@pacificcrossroads.org
Comments:Pacific Crossroads Church is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA), and is supported by Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. Whether you are new to Los Angeles, looking for a church home or just want a place to investigate God; we believe that for your experience to be meaningful, you'll need to find trusting relationships with people in a similar place as yourself. Pacific Crossroads is not the perfect church. We're far from perfect, and we hope, not very religious. We're just people trying to come to grips with God's grace. Our church is named Pacific Crossroads for a reason: for the peace God offers us, and for the crossroads where many of us find ourselves. We believe that God has given an answer for people at the crossroads: it's God's grace and peace, available to us through Jesus Christ.
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Redeemer Presbyterian Church
Location: 408 S. Fairfax Ave. (Meet at Hancock Park Elementary School)
Los Angeles, Ca. 90035
GCF Members:  
Worship: 9:15 Morning Worship
10:30 Second Worship
Bible Studies: We have weekly home groups that meet throughout Los Angeles.
Contact: 213-447-1187
JamesHan@msn.com
Comments:We are a PCA church that meets right next to the Grove. Our vision is to reach our community with the truth of the gospel and with compassion.
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Sanctuary Church
Location: 1254 19th St
Santa Monica, 90404
GCF Members:  
Worship: 10:30 am Bible Studies:  
Contact: (310)828-0414 Comments:Appeals to entertainment industry, creative types, students, and young families
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Shenzhou Mission Church
Location: 1609 Barrington Ave
Los Angeles, 90025
(First Baptist Church of West LA)
GCF Members:  
Worship: 2:40-5:10 pm (Mandarin) Bible Studies:  
Contact:   Comments:Predominantly overseas Chinese
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Shepherd of the Hills, Westside
Location: The Wadsworth Theater
11301 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, 90073
GCF Members:  
Worship: 11:00 am Bible Studies: Four seasonal series each year. Next subjects: Time, Talent and Trust.
Contact: (310)551-0100
info@mywestsidechurch.com
Comments:Senior Pastor: Dudley C. Rutherford. Parent Church: Shepherd of the Hills, Porter Ranch. We were planted in Brentwood this past October and have been growing ever since. We offer plenty of opportunities to be enriched by the Word and to serve God. Located on the Veterans Administration Campus just off the 405 Freeway at the corner of San Vicente Blvd. and Wilshire Blvd.
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Sonrise Westside Community Church
Location: 2232 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, 90291
(Boys / Girls Club of Venice
near NE corner of Venice and Lincoln)
GCF Members:  
Worship: 10:00 am Bible Studies:  
Contact: (310)391-7864
darrin@pastordarrin.com
Comments: 
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St. John's Presbyterian Church
Location: 11000 National Blvd
Los Angeles, 90064
GCF Members:  
Worship: 10:15 am Bible Studies:  
Contact: (310)477-2513
sandi@stjohnspres.org
Comments: 
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Trinity Church of Santa Monica
Location: 1015 California Ave
Santa Monica, 90403
GCF Members:  
Worship: 10:00 am Bible Studies:  
Contact: (310)395-9961
TBC1015@aol.com
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University Bible Church
Location: 10801 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, 90024
(at Malcolm, east of Westwood)
GCF Members:  
Worship: 10:30 am
6:00 pm
Bible Studies:  
Contact: (310) 474-9065
universitybible@aol.com
Comments: 
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University Catholic Center
Location: 633 Gayley Ave
Los Angeles, 90024
GCF Members:  
Worship: 10:30 am
7:00 pm
9:00 pm
Bible Studies:  
Contact: (310)208-5015
staff@uccla.org
Comments: 
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University Lutheran Chapel
Location: 10915 Strathmore Dr
Los Angeles, 90024
(at Gayley)
GCF Members:  
Worship: 10:30 am Bible Studies:  
Contact:   Comments:Focuses on UCLA campus community
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University Presbyterian Church
Location: 900 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, 90024
(at LeConte)
GCF Members:  
Worship: 10:30 am and
1:30 pm
Bible Studies: Graduate and Working Professionals Bible Study (Wednesday 6:30)
Contact: (310)208-3991
shc1247@aol.com
Comments:UPC meets in the University Religious Conference Building. The pastor is Soon Chung. The 10:30 Sunday service runs until 12 pm. Lunch is provided afterwards. Though Pastor Soon and a majority of the students are Asian, this is definitely a mixed group. The church includes students, young families and working professionals. They also have the Agape Christian Fellowship
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Venice-Santa Monica Free Methodist Church
Location: 4871 Centinela Ave
Los Angeles, 90066
GCF Members:  
Worship: 8:45 am and 10:00 am (English)
11:30 am (Japanese)
Bible Studies: Different small groups meet every day except Saturday
Contact: (310)822-8094 Comments: 
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Vineyard Christian Fellowship -- Westside
Location: 3838 Centinela
Los Angeles, 90066
GCF Members:  
Worship: 9:00 am
11:00 am
1:00 pm (Spanish)
Bible Studies: Weekly home groups meet at various locations around the West Side.
Contact: (310)391-7366 Comments: 
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Vision International Ministries
Location: 6813-6819 West Blvd
Inglewood, 90302
GCF Members:  
Worship: 10:30 am
6:00 pm
Bible Studies: Insightful Bible Study (Tue 7:00 pm)
Noonday Prayer (Wed 12:00-2:00 pm)
Men's Mentoring Class (Wed 7:00 pm)
Trees of Righteousness Women's Bible Study (Thu 7:00 pm)
Youth Night (Fri 7:30 pm)
Prayer, Praise, Healing and Deliverance Service (Fri 7:00 pm)
Contact: (310)672-1300 Comments:Vision International Ministries is a teaching, prophetic healing and deliverance ministry. Building a people of power and godly character, through the whole counsel of God's word, prayer, and the Holy Spirit, to lead the nations of the world.
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Westside Christian Fellowship
Location: 2948 Colorado Ave
Santa Monica, 90404
(at Stanford)
GCF Members:  
Worship: 10:00 am (contemporary) Bible Studies: Various bible studies are held in the morning before worship.
Contact: (310) 829-9344
info@westsidechristian.com
Comments:Committed to "worshiping God and teaching the Bible with accuracy and truth" (quoted from the pastor, Kent Crawford). Very welcoming, lots of young adults, with an emphasis on personal worship.
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Westside Vineyard Christian Fellowship -- Altær Service
Location: 3838 Centinela
Los Angeles, 90066
GCF Members:  
Worship: 6:07 pm Bible Studies: Weekly home groups meet at various locations around the West Side.
Contact: (310)391-7366 Comments:Vineyard evening service is geared towards younger adults (20s and 30s) with a focus on relevant sermons, meaningful prayer and worship, and community-building. Service style could be described as "post-modern." A welcoming and safe place for "seekers."
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Westwood Hills Christian Church
Location: 10808 Le Conte Ave
Los Angeles, 90024
(next to UCLA Medical Center Emergency Entrance)
GCF Members:  
Worship: 10:00 am - 11:30 am (traditional) Bible Studies: Sunday 9:00 to 9:45 am
Tuesday 7:00 to 8:25 pm
Contact: (310)208-8576 Comments:Non-denominational. Minister is Dr. David Matson. Bible Studies are "similar to a college level history, literature, and religion class".
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Westwood Presbyterian Church
Location: 10822 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, 90024
GCF Members:  
Worship: 9:00 am
(traditional liturgy, smaller)
11:00 am
(traditional liturgy, packed)
Bible Studies: 10:00 - 11:00 am Bible study led by Rev Ken Lee
Contact: (310)474-4535 Comments:affiliated with Presbyterian USA
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Westwood United Methodist Church
Location: 10497 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, 90024
GCF Members:  
Worship: 10:30 am Bible Studies: Sun. School: 9:15 am
Contact: (310)474-4511 Comments:"It's more laid back and from what I know about the doctrine more socially justice-oriented."
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