The pillars of our church are “LOVE, WIN, EQUIP AND SEND”. Pastor Don has been teaching upon giving of our time, treasure and talent for God for the furthering of the Kingdom of God. It’s our vision to raise up believers who are saturated in God’s Word, who actively walk in the fruit of the Sprint and live out the very heartbeat of Christ.
Bringing Hope To Our Community. Hope is a vision of the future that makes you smile. It’s not wishful thinking about a better day; it’s a confidence that God has a future for you that nothing can compete with–and that He’s got a great plan for you on the road ahead!
“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ…And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” Roman 5:1-5
Abundant Hope Christian Center began back in 1995 when founding and Senior Pastor, Don Waggoner and four families began this work of faith in Downey. Like most beginnings it was an exciting and fragile time. Our first service was held on October 1, 1995 with 20 people ready, willing and able to serve our community. Over the years many lives have been touched for the Kingdom and our renewed desire to bring HOPE to our community still beats strong!
Today, we are writing a new chapter. Our community is growing, our worship is blossoming, and our teaching is more relevant than it has ever been. Please join us!
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Statement of Faith:
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternal, existing in three Persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this tribune God created all, upholds all, and governs all.
We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired without error in the original manuscripts, and the infallible rule of faith and practice.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercessions for His people and personal, visible return to earth.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ; we believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in his exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the Spirit.
We believe all people are sinners by nature and choice and, therefore, are under condemnation; that God regenerates, by the Holy Spirit, those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord; that Jesus Christ baptizes the seeking believer with the Holy Spirit and powers for service, often subsequent to regeneration.
We believe in the global church, the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members.
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ committed two Ordinances to the church:
- Baptism – By immersion;
- The Lord’s Supper – Communion is open to all believers.
We believe in the laying on of hands for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, for ordination of Pastors, Elders and Deacons, and for receiving gifts of healing.
We believe in the personal, visible Return of Christ to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom, in the resurrection of the body of Christ, the final judgment of the wicked, and the eternal blessing of the righteous.