Chinese Congregational Church is a testament to God’s love and faithfulness to the people in Southern California. In 1897 the Congregational Mission School began an outreach to the Chinese immigrants in Los Angeles. The ministry started humbly in a single room with 30 to 40 men. These men met in the evening and were taught English, the Gospel, and hymns. As the years went on and the size of the group grew, a desire to create a Sunday worship service was placed in the hearts of the teachers. The ministry continued growing as the wives, children and new families began to attend. This new church emphasized teaching the Gospel, English, and the Bible.
In 1924, the first church building at 734 East 9th Place was opened in the heart of the produce district of Los Angeles. Chinese Congregational Church continued reaching out to the surrounding communities for generations. The church continued faithfully serving in the heart of Los Angeles until 1989 when it received word that the church building needed to be earthquake retrofitted. The decision was made to move out of the 9th Place location. After a few temporary moves from Monterey Park to Alhambra to San Gabriel, a second church building was constructed in 1992 at 11636 Lower Azusa Road in El Monte, where we currently meet. The Chinese Congregational Church continues to faithfully worship God together on Sundays teaching the Word of God, encouraging the saints, and desiring the Gospel to transform and make progress in the hearts and lives of others.
The journey of Chinese Congregational Church has taken place over 120 years and we hold fast to the wonderful grace, kindness, and love shown by the Creator God and our great Redeemer King.