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Welcome to L.A. First Church of the Nazarene

We want to reflect God’s love in the city.

Los Angeles 1st Church’s history goes back 120 years to 1895 with the founding of the Church of the Nazarene denomination. Dr. Phineas Bresee and Dr. J.P. Widney wanted to start a church that emphasized the holiness of the gospel that was lived out in the action of love, especially among the poor of Los Angeles.

Reflecting God's Love in the City

“It has been my long cherished desire to have a place in the heart of the city, which could be made a center of Holy Fire, and where the gospel could be preached to the poor.”


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