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 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.
- 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
David Pendleton Church of the Open Door
Here is some audience participation from the David Pendleton concert at Church of the Open Door Clinton, IA on June 22, 2014. Enjoy!
PAIGAM TV: The Open Door Church, Khojewala, Punjab, India
Pastor Harpreet Deol The Open Door Church, Khojewala, Punjab (www.khojewalachurch.org) PAIGAM TV website: lifethroughjesus.org email: email@example.com.
(08/18/2013) Adam Falkenstein: Church of the Open Door - Family Sunday 2013: "Playing For Keeps"
Adam Falkenstein preaching the sermon, "Playing For Keeps", on Family Sunday 2013 (August 18, 2013) at Church of the Open Door [Avon Lake, OH Campus]. opendo...
ReGenesis Art- Church of the Open Door Old Testament Mural
A video depicting the completion of a mural illustrating 11 stories from the Old Testament. Completed at Church of the Open Door, York, PA. Check out ReGenes...
Nicole Henry at the Church of the Open Door
Nicole Henry gave members of the Church of the Open Door a surprise performance and showcased her exquisite vocals one beautiful June Sunday morning. Nicole ...
Dorothy Patterson Day, at Church of the Open Door, UCC.
Church of The Open Door, Congregational-Untied Church of Christ in Miami's Liberty City, honored Dorothy Peterson for her many years of service. Dorothy, the...
Aerial: Church of the OpenDoor, Maple Grove, MN
DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus video of OpenDoor Church in Maple Grove, MN. August 26th, 2014.
В моей душе. Slavic Church of the Open Door
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Spot the deer at Church of the Open Door
The Church of the Open Door Pt2
Listen as Bishop Donald Hilliard Jr. as he preaches a powerful and anointing word on "The Church of the Open Door" as it relates to this day and age at The C...
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 02:41:15 -0800
She was a member of Church of the Open Door and was involved in Youth For Christ early on in her life. She was a member of the Black River Audubon Society and was an active representative for Shaklee Vitamins, Avon Corporation, and Amway Home ...
Dallas Morning News
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:48:05 -0800
The Family Garden Initiative began in 2010 as a partnership between Church of the Open Door and Filtrexx Foundation, both in Lorain County, Ohio. Filtrexx International manufactures the GardenSoxx. The purpose is to work with low-income communities.
York Daily Record/Sunday News
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:30:00 -0800
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 ...
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:30:00 -0800
30 at Church of the Open Door, 1260 Fort Washington Ave., Upper Dublin. Tickets are $15, $5 for children 12 and under. Call (215) 715-7184 or visit www.amblerchoralsociety.org. Crafts and more. Let's shop: The 38th annual North Penn Holiday Craft ...
The Morning Journal
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:19:26 -0700
Bob Gardener of Vermillion has found a new home for his church, Church of the Open Door in what was formerly the Vermillion Local Schools administrative offices. By Richard Payerchin, The Morning Journal. Posted: 07/18/14, 2:55 PM EDT | Updated: on ...
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 02:52:49 -0800
Lillian attended Church of the Open Door. She is survived by her daughters, Nadine (James) Yantko of Sheffield, and Darlene (John) Gaia of Lorain; grandsons, Matt Vealey of Elyria, Mark Vealey of Blooming Rose, West Virginia, Brian Gaia of Toledo, and ...
Canon City Daily Record
Canon City Daily Record
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 08:41:15 -0800
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 ...
York Daily Record/Sunday News
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:56:15 -0800
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. Holiday grief share.
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