Years of faith,
history and legacy

We are the oldest German speaking congregation in the Southwest and still vibrant.

Our beginnings, as so many in California, are at the time of the Gold Rush. But, obviously, our values are more enduring. We adhere to the words of Apostle Paul, “Silver and gold I have not, but what I have I will give to you.”

The original church was first built on Spring Street (between 4th and 5th Streets) in Downtown Los Angeles. Dr. Carl Zahn built a private home with a hall for worship service.

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An Abridged History

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