About Us

About Us

We are a community of broken people, united by God’s Spirit, discovering new life in Christ. Our mission is to love God with all our heart, love our neighbors as we love ourselves, and make disciples of Jesus.

 

What We Believe Membership History

What We Believe

The Bible is God’s Word to us today. it is true, holy and ultimate authority for effective Christian faith and living.
II Timothy 3:16-17

God created the heavens and the earth along with all their inhabitants. God created man and woman in the image of God.
Genesis 1:1, 26-27

Jesus Christ is God’s Son. He was born of the virgin Mary and was both fully God and fully human. Jesus’ life was an example of love and self-sacrifice and He is the Savior in whom we place our faith for salvation. Jesus died for our sins on the cross and was raised bodily from the dead. Jesus Christ will come again and establish the perfect and new reign of God.
Colossians 1:15-20
Philippians 2:5-11

The Holy Spirit is God with us. The Holy Spirit is the presence of God in our lives, preparing, equipping, and enabling us to live godly lives. The Holy Spirit helps us overcome our sinful humanity and gives us courage to name sin and not deviate from the will of God.
John 14:25-26
Romans 8:1-14
Colossians 1:11-12

The Church through its worship, service, and giving equips, empowers, nurtures and disciplines women, men, girls, and boys through the teaching and preaching of the Gospel to be God’s loving witnesses, through word and deed, in the world.
Matthew 28:16-20

Additionally, the family of God is the Church universal. It is a place for all people. The Church is God’s presence on earth to come to the aid of those who suffer. Through its life as an institution and individual believers, the Church is God’s voice in society to confront injustice and the presence of evil on earth.
Luke 4:16-19
Acts 2:44-47
Matthew 25:31-46
Mark 3:33-35
Philippians 2:12-15

God’s redemptive plan for all creation is for it to be reconciled to God, through love and through faith in Jesus Christ. Salvation is experienced through repentance of sin and personal faith in Jesus Christ. That is God’s grace to us.
John 3:16
Romans 3:26


Membership

Would you like to get better connected with the LCPC family?
Are you curious about who we are, what we believe and how we do things?
Would you like to explore what it means to be a voting member of the church?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you will be interested in the New Member and Inquirer’s Class that is offered a few times a year. There are generally two, hour and a half sessions covering a variety of topics such as:

The Presbyterian Church and our spiritual roots in the Reformation
Our understanding of the Bible and its authority in our lives as the living Word of God
The unique character and history of LCPC, our organizational structure, special opportunities for education, fellowship, service and much more.
Church officers share personal thoughts about their involvement at LCPC

The New Member class is required for anyone who wishes to become a voting member of LCPC. Inquirers who simply want to know more about the church are also welcome. No one who attends will be pressured to make a commitment. After joining the church, new members will be invited to a dessert open house at the home of Andy and Mary Wilson. There they will be welcomed by the LCPC staff, deacons, and session members.

Contact Nancy in the church office to inquire about when we will be offering the next New Members class


History

La Crescenta Presbyterian Church had its humble beginnings in 1885 under the leadership of Dr. Benjamin Briggs. Originally intending to build a resort in the scarcely populated Crescenta Valley, Dr. Briggs bought a large portion of the land. However, his vision was never realized. After becoming a civic leader in the community, Dr. Briggs organized the First Presbyterian Church of La Crescenta. The church was officially recognized by the Los Angeles Presbytery on December 12, 1885. Beginning with a group of eight charter members, La Crescenta Presbyterian Church slowly grew under the leadership of Dr. Briggs.

Since its creation, La Crescenta Presbyterian Church has had an active life in the community and throughout the world. From land donations to the Schools of Los Angeles to missionary efforts in China, Korea, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic, the church has found its call to be a community in and for the world of central importance. La Crescenta Presbyterian Church also maintains ties to Fuller and Princeton seminaries, helping to train future leader leaders in the church. Today, the church has over 400 active members and continues to be an active presence in La Crescenta and the world.