On March 14, 1972 a handful of members from the Pomona Adventist Church looked around their community and realized that it was growing faster than they could serve. At the time the community population was around 167k people, and as a group they decided “It is impossible for one church to maintain any dynamic influence over such a geographic area, and population.”
They had a passion for Christ-like influence that would help foster changed lives in their community, and so in 1973 they brought in their first Pastor, Terry Cassingham, and began to make plans. By 1975, they became an official Adventist church, and a year later they purchased the property we currently occupy. They built 8 homes with the help of Earl King, a member and contractor, and then sold those homes, using the profit to build our current campus. Their motto during these years was, "Everyone is to receive a blessing from everyone doing their part."
Construction began in 1978 with pastor Jim Walters leading, and the building was opened and dedicated in August of 1980. Today, nearly a half-century later, we continue this overall mission.
We still strive to influence our community toward Jesus and to encourage everyone to receive the blessing that comes when we all find a way to contribute.