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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.

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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.

Glendora[edit]

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 four services every Sunday, a Traditional Service, two Contemporary Services and a Spanish Service. The Traditional Service meets at 8:00am in the White House, a building named for the late Charles White. The Contemporary meets at 9:30 a.am and 11:00 a.m. in the new Worship Center, which is located just South of the gym and the Spanish Service also meets at 9:30am in 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.

Pastors[edit]

  • Senior Pastor: Ed Underwood
  • Adult Pastor: David Anderson
  • Youth Pastor: David Newkirk
  • Children's Pastor: Scott Dodson
  • Worship Pastor: Tom Townsend
  • Missions Pastor: David Schaller

See also[edit]

External links[edit]



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York Daily Record/Sunday News
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:22:30 -0700

Church of the Open Door: 8 Carlisle Court, West Manchester Township, Celebrate Recovery, 7 to 9 p.m. with worship, teaching/testimony and small group interaction. Refreshments will be provided. For details, visit www.codyork.org/cr. Harmony Grove ...
 
York Daily Record/Sunday News
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:53:39 -0700

Church of the Open Door: 8 Carlisle Court, West Manchester Township, Celebrate Recovery, 7 to 9 p.m. with worship, teaching/testimony and small group interaction. Refreshments will be provided. For details, visit www.codyork.org/cr. Harmony Grove ...
 
WHAV News
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:39:06 -0700

As a pre-ordained minister, he served in Kenduskeag, Maine. He was also active in the Messianic Jewish movement and was involved in various other ministries throughout the country including the “Church of the Open Door” in California. He proudly served ...
 
Los Angeles Times
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:52:30 -0700

The iconic neon "Jesus saves" sign in downtown L.A. has quite the story. It was once part of the Church of the Open Door, then moved to the United Artists Theater, which served as the Los Angeles University Cathedral. Now the building that the sign ...
 
York Daily Record/Sunday News
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:15:00 -0700

Celebrate Recovery: 7 to 9 p.m. at Church of the Open Door Youth Building, 8 Carlisle Court, West Manchester Township. Visit www.codyork.org/cr. Ship 259 York of the Navy Club of the U.S.A.: 1 p.m., Shiloh American Legion, 1490 Poplars Road, West ...
 
Canon City Daily Record
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:15:00 -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 ...

The Philadelphia Tribune

The Philadelphia Tribune
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 03:45:48 -0700

Bronson, 84, the pastor and founder of Sanctuary Church of the Open Door, was honored on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 5-9 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza, 2349 Marlton Pike in Cherry Hill, N.J.. She can vividly recall her path to the pulpit. “My parents moved up ...
 
Press News
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:13:11 -0700

Church of the Open Door in Sandyville will hold a fall family festival Oct. 24-26. On Friday Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. a revival service will be held with evangelist Denny Sabo. Nursery will be provided. On Saturday Oct. 25, 5-7 p.m. trunk or treat will ...
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