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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

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York Daily Record/Sunday News
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:50:49 -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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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 02:45:00 -0700

The Reverend Robert Wickens of Church of the Open Door as well as family friend and evangelist Reverend Bill Campbell, will co-officate. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Garden, Avon. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to ...
 
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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:18:45 -0700

Frank was a member of Church of the Open Door. His hobby was model trains and he also enjoyed traveling with his wife. Frank is survived by his wife of 44 years, Patricia A. (nee Crites); daughter, Kathy Harrison of Wakeman; sister, Leora Leach of ...

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Wed, 01 Apr 2015 02:33:45 -0700

He was a former member of Church of the Open Door of Elyria as well as the Family Fellowship Foursquare Church in Amherst. Karl had a servant's heart, and while attending Church of the Open Door, he was often called to give pastoral care; he also ...
 
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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:52:30 -0700

Donald worked for Fruehauf as a Supervisor for many years and was a longtime member of Church of the Open Door. Donald served his Country in the United Sates Army during WWII. He enjoyed woodworking, and was very generous and thoughtful in ...

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Miami Herald
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:34:33 -0700

Other activities in relation to the reopening include a Home Grown Success Achievers Luncheon at 11 a.m. May 30 at the Church of the Open Door, 6001 NW Eighth Ave. in Liberty City. Tickets for this event are $60 each. Call Pinkney at 305-638-5800 for ...

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Wed, 08 Apr 2015 02:45:00 -0700

She was a member of Church of the Open Door in Elyria and enjoyed fishing, cake decorating, traveling, crocheting and spending time with her family. Surviving is her husband of 15 years, Wayne; sons, Russell Everett and Rollin Everett III, both of ...
 
Canon City Daily Record
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:00:00 -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 ...
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