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All Saints RPC

01. February 2014

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All Saints RP Church

Location: Brea, Calif.

Membership: 50 communicant; 12 baptized

Organized: 2012

Pastor: John Sawtelle

Our History

All Saints Reformed Presbyterian Church began as a Bible study in Chino Hills, Calif., in spring 2005. By early 2006 we started to hold worship services in Diamond Bar, Calif., first in a hotel and then in a public school building. Just a few months after moving, our little plant was greatly encouraged by receiving into membership the Spitzer family, who lived right up the hill from the school where we worshiped. Later, John Spitzer would be installed as an elder.

Believing that the Lord was leading us south of Diamond Bar, All Saints moved to Brea in fall 2007. About this time, the Lord began adding new families and some single adults. We became particularized as a congregation in the United Reformed Churches (URC) in June 2011, but, as we grew in our understanding of worship and doctrine, we came to believe that it would be prudent to seek membership in the RPCNA. Here we could receive mutual support and encouragement of like-minded churches and more heartily participate with them in church planting and missions. By spring 2012 we were received into the Pacific Coast Presbytery, and we continue to thank the Lord for this rich blessing of being a part of the RPCNA.

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