First Church Of Christ San Fernando

God's Blended Family

We are a non-denominational church, fully independent of any ecclesiastical hierarchy. All major decisions are made by the congregation collectively. All people are welcome to worship and participate in our activities and worship services. All are invited to receive the Lord’s Supper which is celebrated each Sunday morning.


We seek to be a diverse and serving congregation made up of all races, ethnicities, cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds. We emphasize forgiveness, compassion, reconciliation, social justice for all, and mutual acceptance of all peoples based on Jesus’ example. We seek to help families in crisis and the poor.


Our music is mostly contemporary with some traditional hymns. We serve refreshments and coffee just before church services. Sermons are based on Scriptures and contextualized to address current issues.


We’d love to have you visit!


Belief Statement That Informs our Vision and Mission:

While recognizing the historical significance of formal creeds and doctrines that began to emerge in the Middle Ages, we do not ascribe to any creed or doctrine as a requirement for membership. We use the Scriptures as a guide to discern God’s will for our lives individually and collectively as a church with special emphasis on the New Testament. We believe the message and example of Jesus as found in the Gospels reveals God’s will and plan of redemption for our world. In keeping with the testimony of the New Testament, we believe God is like Jesus. 


Through the love, taught and expressed by Jesus of Nazareth, a love that is proactive, forms equity, is sacrificial and restorative by nature, functions within the human experience as a binding power, we can find hope and reconciliation in all things. We strive to commit, understand, and practice this love that has no boundaries, centers on patience and kindness, never dishonors another, and keeps no records of wrongs. We are capable of protecting, trusting, hoping, and persevering when guided by this love to manifest God's love on earth, as it is in Heaven.


To partner with, be a resource for and guide in Love. To love, support, and encourage people into lived theology.


Jeff Bottenfield

Dave English

Nancy Tena

Rosalia Yniguez

Lori Crymson

Scott Van Antwerp

Karen Van Antwerp