Humble Beginnings

Christian Assembly traces its roots to a small home Bible study started by a group of Italian families in 1940.  As new believers joined their ranks, the group rented a storeroom to house their meetings. Within a few years, they were able to rent a church building, and by 1949 they purchased a property on Christopher Street and named it God's Chapel. God's Chapel was dedicated on the final Sunday of 1950. Forced off their property by the new north-south freeway, the congregation rented meeting space in a local school.  In June of 1961 they purchased property on Agler Road and a new building was erected and dedicated. 


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Years of Growth

Pastor Samuel Farina assumed the pastorate in March of 1966. The thriving congregation soon outgrew the new addition and they purchased a five acre track of land on Karl Road, our current property. In 1975, additional need for space presented itself and the congregation began to meet in a high school auditoriums.  During this time construction began on the Karl Road property.  Services resumed in the new building in July of 1979.  Since that time, the congregation has added a Prayer Chapel, Ministry Center, Family Life Center and the purchase of the adjoining five acres to the south.


Today

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Upon the "home-going" of Pastor Sam in December of 2007, Pastor Torry stepped into the role of Lead Pastor.  He served as the Associate Pastor to Pastor Sam for 32 years. Upcoming plans include upgrading our flooring and main lobby.