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The Church of the Open Door was conceived by R. A. Torrey who had come to Los Angeles to start a Bible institute (now known as Biola University) similar to Moody Bible Institute. The church was to be strictly non-denominational, though Evangelical. Its purpose was to reach the lost of Los Angeles, which was reflected in the name based on two passages of Scripture: John 10:9 and Revelation 3:8. Other pastors have included Louis T. Talbot (1932–1948) and J. Vernon McGee (1949–1970). The current Pastor is Ed Underwood.

For 70 years the church was located in downtown Los Angeles on Hope Street. It relocated to Glendora, California in 1985.


The original church building was located in downtown Los Angeles and was demolished in the late 1980s. Despite efforts led by the late William Eugene Scott to prevent the building from being sold to developers and to have the building saved as a historic landmark, the building could not be saved because it was so damaged in the 1987 Whittier Narrows earthquake that it was declared unsafe and the cost of repairs deemed prohibitive. The historic "Jesus Saves" sign from the original building can now be seen atop the Los Angeles University Cathedral. It was relocated there by the late William Eugene Scott, the owner of the building at the time of earthquake, who took it with him when his church relocated following the earthquake.


When the church moved to Glendora in 1985, it purchased land from Azusa Pacific University. It is still a thriving church, with about 500 worshipers every Sunday. Ed Underwood is the current pastor, with David Anderson serving as associate pastor. There are two services every Sunday at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. in the Worship Center, which is located just South of the gym.A variety of Sunday School classes are available, including ones for adults, and ones for children and teenagers. HUB (Home Unity Bible) groups meet weekly in local church families homes. This small group ministry is centered around fellowship and discussion of the pastor's sermon from Sunday.


  • Senior Pastor: Ed Underwood
  • Adult Pastor: David Anderson
  • Youth Pastor: David Newkirk
  • Worship Pastor: Tom Townsend
  • Missions Pastor: David Schaller

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Massillon Independent

Massillon Independent
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 19:26:15 -0700

Members of the community put on two performances of a play, “Thanksgiving in Sandyville,” at the Church of the Open Door. About 400 attended an outdoor chicken barbecue dinner under a tent with a DJ by the central Laffer Square. Visitors could get free ...
York Daily Record/Sunday News
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:26:15 -0700

All these meetings are open, all welcome. Celebrate Recovery: a program designed to help those struggling with hurts, hang-ups and habits, meet 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at Church of the Open Door Youth Building, 8 Carlisle Court, West Manchester Township.
The Morning Journal
Sun, 14 Jun 2015 14:22:30 -0700

Elyria's Church of the Open Door hosted its Health Fair in the Ralph Neighbor Center, June 13. The event, held at Route 113 and West Ridge Road, offered free eye exams, hearing tests, diabetic glucose tests and blood pressure tests. Various health care ...

Chadds Ford Live

Chadds Ford Live
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 08:36:49 -0700

... West Grove Friends, Presbyterian Church of Kennett Square, Church of the Open Door, Oxford Church of the Nazarene, Toughkenamon Presbyterian, St. Christopher's Episcopal, Apostolic Church of Oxford, New Garden Friends, and Avondale Presbyterian ...
Canton Repository
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:30:00 -0700

... and pet parade will take place at 1 p.m.; old-fashioned games will begin at 1:30 p.m.; and an historical play written by Dorothy Nixon Hodgdon — “Thanksgiving in Sandyville” — will be performed at 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Church of the Open Door.
Canon City Daily Record
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:30:14 -0700

10 a.m. Sunday Worship will be in the Church of the Open Door at 950 Victory Lane in Florence, followed by worship and praise at 10:40 a.m. with Pastor Henry Adams. For more information, call 719-380-9546. 10 a.m. Sunday Worship will be featured at the ...
Quad City Times
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:03:45 -0700

Genesis hosts events for older drivers: Genesis will offer four CarFit events for older drivers in July and August. CarFit is a national educational program offering older adults the opportunity to evaluate how well their personal vehicles "fit" them ...

Muscatine Journal

Muscatine Journal
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 22:03:45 -0700

Control is an illusion, you infantile egomaniac.” So said Nicole Kidman to Tom Cruise in the movie, “Days of Thunder.” It was a fictional scene, of course, but I'm sure it's a mantra she repeated often over the course of their decade-long marriage.

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