Christian Faith Center came into existence in 1954 as "Panorama Gospel Tabernacle." Because of the similarity of names to other churches in this area, in 1975 the church was renamed "Christian Faith Center".
Pastor and Mrs. Lee Robinson faithfully pastored this church from 1954, at which time they began with a congregation of 11 people. From the very beginning God abundantly blessed their ministry. Pastor Darrell Green took over the leadership as Senior Pastor in 1985 when Pastor Robinson went home to be with Jesus. God has also blessed Pastor and Mrs. Green's ministry here in the San Fernando Valley through encouragement and desire to serve Jesus and His people. From the time of its inception, the church has grown spiritually and in attendance. From a small beginning the present building with its beautiful sanctuary, its related rooms and parking facilities were completed and dedicated to the service of the Lord in March of 1964.
Today we are now Grace Harvest Church and we have moved into a new development stage both Spiritually and Physically. We are looking to update our facilities and we are beginning a new transition starting with a beautification project. Pastor Darrin Green along with his wife Wendy are working with Pastor Darrell and Joie to see the changes become a reality each and every week as God continues to show the course for us to take and remain faithful throughout the path He laid for us to follow. We are still the old Panorama Gospel Tabernacle Church from 1954 and the old Christian Faith Center of 1975 but we have updated our commission to be more outreach oriented while serving the needs of our congregation now known as Grace Harvest Church, Los Angeles.
Statement of our Faith
• We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, eternal Word of God. II Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; II Peter 1:21; Isaiah 40:8; Psalm 119:89-160. • We believe that there is one true God, eternally existent as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; John 5:18, 23; 10:29-30; Psalm 139:7; I Corinthians 2:10-11; Hebrews 1:5-12 (cf. Psalms 102: 25ff); Hebrews 9:14; II Corinthians 13:14. • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. John 1:1-5; Colossians 1:15-17; Matthew 1:22-23; 3:16-17; II Corinthians 5:21; Romans 3:25; Matthew 28:5-7; I Corinthians 15:3-8; Acts 1: 9-11; 2: 32-33; Romans 8: 34; Ephesians 4:8-10; Hebrews 1: 2-3; I Thessalonians. 4:16-18. • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. Salvation is by faith alone through grace alone. Both justification and sanctification are the works of the Holy Spirit in those who trust in Jesus. John 3:5-6; Titus 3:5-6; Ephesians 2:8; Galatians 3:2-3; I Peter 1:2. • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:9-11, 13-15; 15: 18,19; II Corinthians 1:21, 22; Ephesians 3: 14-19; 5: 18-20. • We believe in the personal baptism with the Holy Spirit as received by believers "at the beginning." We believe in the present day manifestation of all the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Church. John 1:33; 20:21-23; Acts 1:8; 2:4; 4:31; 8:17; 10:44-46; 19:3-6; Romans 12:6-8; I Corinthians 12:13, 27-31; 14:1-40; Ephesians 5:18. • We believe in obeying the Great Commission in the spirit of the Great Commandment. Matthew 22:37-38; 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:46-48; John 20:21; Acts 1:8. • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost—of they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and of they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. John 5:28-29; I Corinthians 15:20-23; Revelation 20:11-15. • We believe in the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception to the time of death. All human life is precious in the sight of God. Luke 1:15; Galatians 1:15; Psalm 22:10; 71:6; 139: 13-14. Mark 8:36; Psalm 72:14; Isaiah 43:4. • We believe that marriage and family are institutions ordained by the Lord God Himself from the very beginning of human history and these are sacred institutions. Marriage is between one man and one woman. Any other definition of marriage is contrary to the clear teachings of the Holy Bible and hence against the expressed will of God. Genesis 1:27-28; 2:20b-24; I Corinthians 7:2; Hebrews 13:4. • We believe that God created men and women as sexual beings. Sexuality is an integral and beautiful part of creation. The Bible clearly teaches that any sexual act outside of marriage whether in thought, word, or deed is sin. Genesis 1:27-28; Matthew 5:27-28; Proverbs 6:25-26; I Corinthians 6:9-10,18; I Thessalonians 4:3-8. • We believe that unity regarding the foundational doctrines clearly taught in the Holy Bible is absolutely essential. At the same time we also affirm that we must accept one another in the love of Jesus recognizing that there are different styles and expressions of worship. All the members of the Body do not look alike. Together, we are the Body of Christ, called to build the Kingdom in harmony and agape love. John 17:11; Romans 12:1-13; 14:1-23; I Corinthians 12:4-6; 27-28; Ephesians 4: 1-6.