Bread of Life is a community outreach church that has been located in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles for nearly 28 years. Bread of Life’s congregation is basically African American and Latino; its founding pastors are Jewish and Armenian. Every service is in English and Spanish. Church is church, for discipleship, equipping the saints, worship to the Lord, fellowship, and many other reasons—that’s the inner ministry. But there is also an outer ministry to the world. We know that the mission field is the world, but the world is in Los Angeles. You don’t have to go far to see every nationality, every language, every type of person in our city.
Jesus’ great commission was to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature, making disciples of all men, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. If people are reluctant to come into a church, we will nevertheless bring the church to them. We have taken communion to Skid Row and food all over this city, ministered at Venice Beach, South Central LA and Hollywood, and more, helped missions in foreign nations—notably Belize, Myanmar, Mexico, and India, housing projects in LA, as well as being a resource for other churches, non-profits and ministries.
We believe every church is a community of believers who are called to grow in Christ. Grow and go and grow by going. I John 4:17 says as He is, so are we in this world. The body of Christ is just that on earth, the living, breathing body of Christ. We may not go to a foreign nation, but we encourage our congregation to go, to friends, neighbors, the family next door in need, the lost, the foreigner, the unloved, the forgotten—the people in this city, no one even prays for, and show them the love of God.
Bread of Life serves close to 4000 persons per month with some duplications through its food distribution program on a mostly volunteer basis. This often gives us the opportunity to communicate the “Bread of Life”—Jesus Christ, to people with hungry hearts.
Building holy and whole lives from the ground up by meeting the spiritual and physical needs of our community through the love of Jesus Christ.
We at Bread of Life Foursquare Gospel Church believe that we are placed in this community, city, nation and world, to minister the love, acceptance, and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to the sinner, healing and restoration to hurting hearts, broken lives and sick bodies, deliverance to the captives, whether it be from the powers of evil, habits and addictions, or limited lives.