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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]

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Canon City Daily Record
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:11:15 -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 ...
 
York Daily Record/Sunday News
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -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. Harmony Grove Community Church: 6390 Harmony Grove Road, Dover Township, offers GriefShare, a weekly ...
 
Chronicle-Telegram
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 02:45:00 -0700

Grampy taught Sunday school and served as elder in two churches in Elyria, Church of the Nazarene and Church of the Open Door. Upon retirement, he and wife Norma moved to Martinsburg in 1986. Their house was the meeting place for the children, ...
 
York Daily Record/Sunday News
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:12:02 -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.

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Philly.com
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:03:45 -0800

EVEN A HEFTY dose of snow, ice and cold doesn't keep Bishop Audrey F. Bronson, 85, the founder and pastor of West Philadelphia's Sanctuary Church of the Open Door, at home on a Sunday. Despite the freezing rain and temperatures, she has just ...
 
MiamiHerald.com
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:12:41 -0800

So often in our lifetime, many bad things happen to keep us from thinking of the good things — and good people — that life has afforded us. Last Sunday, at The Church of God Tabernacle, the congregation and friends of Missionary Enid C. Betty ...

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Chronicle-Telegram
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:52:30 -0800

Family will receive friends Saturday, March 7, 2015, from 10:15 A.M., until the time of an 11 A.M. Memorial Service at Church of the Open Door, in the Ralph Neighbour Center, 43275 Telegraph Rd., Elyria. Pastor Bob Wickens, of Church of the Open Door ...
 
York Daily Record/Sunday News
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 06:31:15 -0700

Interwoven: 1 p.m., a knitting and crocheting ministry, Church of the Open Door, 8 Carlisle Court, West Manchester Township. Items made are donated to local charities. Call Dinah Deuel at 717-292-4647. Jefferson AARP Chapter No. 3699: 12 p.m ...
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