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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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York Daily Record/Sunday News
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 07:30:45 -0800

Church of the Open Door: 8 Carlisle Court, West Manchester Township, a nondenominational fellowship, offers worship services at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Services blend traditional and contemporary music.
 
The Morning Journal
Thu, 01 Jan 2015 20:57:54 -0800

When Senior Pastor Jim Mindling first visited the leaders and congregation of Church of the Open Door, Denevic and his wife, Paula, were among the first people he met. At the time, the Denevics owned a large Victorian house they operated as a Christian ...
 
The Morning Journal
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:18:45 -0700

Church of the Open Door expanding to Vermilion. Maribeth Joeright/MJoeright@News-Herald.com. 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 ...
 
Daily Local News
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:03:45 -0800

Some painted at the Adult Care Center of Chester County, others sorted DVDs and books at Bayard Taylor Library, and others helped clean and paint the Church of the Open Door in Kennett Square. Good Neighbors helped to repair homes of needy residents ...
 
York Daily Record/Sunday News
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 08:22:25 -0800

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: 7 p.m., Jefferson ...

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Richmond
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:05:29 -0800

He worked at Belden Manufacturing as a tool and die maker, having retired after 49 years. Alan was a member of the Church of the Open Door. He liked to work with his hands, enjoyed gardening, and loved his fruit trees. Alan was not afraid of hard work.
 
Putnam County News and Recorder (subscription)
Tue, 30 Dec 2014 06:43:26 -0800

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF PHILIPSTOWN 'The Church of the Open Door' Academy & Cherry Streets, Cold Spring 265-3220 Rev. Leslie Mott, Pastor presbychurchcoldspring.org email: 1presbyterian@gmail.com Sunday service, 10:30 am Office ...

MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.com
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 14:09:38 -0800

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