OUR CORE BELIEFS
WE BELIEVE IN GOD.
We worship one God who is existent in three persons - the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
WE BELIEVE IN THE BIBLE.
We are centered on the teachings of the Old and New Testaments which are the infallible and complete Word of God.
WE BELIEVE IN JESUS.
We acknowledge that Jesus Christ is the only Son of God, that He died on the cross and was resurrected on the third day to save the world from sin.
WE BELIEVE IN SALVATION.
We believe salvation is available to everyone but only through faith in Jesus Christ.
WE BELIEVE IN THE PRESENT WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
We believe that the Holy Spirit reveals God's love to our darkened world, enables the believer to live a God-honoring life and empowers them to advance the gospel message.
GROWING PASSIONATE FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST
It is our vision to be a growing worship community serving to reach people with the life-transforming truth of Jesus Christ. We envision our members to be passionate followers of Christ with a heart to see those far from God come to know the power of His love and grace.
We will work to realize this vision by holding weekly worship services and other programs designed to deepen our commitment to God and His ways, leading to spiritual maturity. We will emphasize that participation in small groups is the primary vehicle for real life change. We will not seek to promote any doctrine other than that which is expressly stated in scripture. We will also actively pursue inviting people into our faith community. As our church grows, we will seek to extend our services to other nearby locations thereby maximizing our reach while preserving a high level of connection with each other.
Pastor Sam Tanner and his wife, Susie, have traveled extensively in the U.S. and overseas sharing with people about how they can know and experience God's love and plan for their lives. They first met as missionaries in Moscow, Russia, where Sam was the director of a conference ministry for Campus Crusade and Susie was a teacher in a school for missionary children. Upon their return from overseas, and burdened with a common vision to begin a new church, they settled in Orlando, Florida in 1995 where they started and led Family Life Church
As the Orlando church grew strong, Sam once again felt burdened to start another church this time in his home area of Southern California.
Pastor Sam is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He also has an MBA degree from California State University of Long Beach. Susie earned her Masters degree in Education and is currently a kindergarten teacher at Del Sol Academy in Mira Loma. They have teenage children, Alyssa and Austin. Together, they are working to bring God's message of hope to our community.
Armand Serrano and wife Bing has been serving in different ministries for almost three decades. Armand is a feature film animation professional and has worked as visual development artist and production designer in studios such as Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Animation and Sony Pictures Animation. He was involved in films like Mulan, Lilo and Stitch, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, and more recently Big Hero 6 and Zootopia. Armand and Bing joined Sam and Susie in their ministry in Orlando, Florida and partnered with them in launching the ministry in Southern California.
Armand graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Santo Tomas and finished a year of MA in Christian Education at the Asian Seminary of Christian Ministries in Manila. Armand was also an adjunct professor at the Biola University in La Mirada, California. Bing earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts also at the University of Santo Tomas. She is serving as coordinator of Alive Theater Church. Armand and Bing has three grown children, Hannah, Luke and Ella, and son in law, Micah.