Where We've Been
In 2012, the dream of Fearless LA began, not in a nightclub, not in a church building, but in the hearts of our pastors. After serving for nearly 10 years as youth pastors at The House Modesto, our fearless pastors set out on a journey to Southern California with a small team of people who had a unified vision of God's calling to fearlessly love on a city.
We quickly hit the ground running and began holding gatherings at beaches and coffee shops in Orange County, with worship and messages geared to developing a strong, well-equipped team of leaders. Our team worked out of the Johnsons' garage before we leased a small warehouse to be used as our office space. Though we intended to have small core team meetings, each week, we had several visitors who had heard about them and wanted to learn more. These small, yet powerful gatherings would be a glimpse of the future, that one day we would have Orange County campuses. Despite this vision of what was to come, God clearly spoke to Pastors Jeremy and Christy that the church would begin in Los Angeles, California - the epicenter of change in our world. God opened doors for us to meet at Belasco Theater, a club in Downtown LA, and we held monthly premier services throughout the summer of 2013. We were astounded by the number of people who would attend these services, and on September 1, 2013, we launched weekly services in downtown Los Angeles. Hundreds of people flooded the venue to discover what the buzz was all about. What once was a room full of mostly strangers soon grew to be a room of family with a sense of belonging. A few months after the launch, we added a second service to accommodate our growing community. Our incredible team of volunteers grew in number, all working extremely hard to transform nightclubs into church experiences. All of the hard work, late nights, and the unloading and loading into different venues every week was what God had planned for a season, but a huge blessing came when Exchange LA, a club in the heart of downtown LA, invited us to hold weekly services at their venue. We still gather at Exchange LA weekly while we look for a more permanent place to call home.
Where We Are
Fearless Life has been up and running and it is the lifeblood of our church, where discipleship and community occurs. The Fearless Kidz ministry is growing leaps and bounds with live worship, a Kidz curriculum, multiple age groups, and a dedicated Kidz Team. Fearless BND music is expanding each month, leaders are writing original songs, and singers and musicians who love God and live lifestyles of worship are being engrafted weekly. Fearless Apparel has a complete online clothing store and a variety of original pieces. We have incredible baristas where you can get the best quality coffee. We believe that one of the greatest things happening at Fearless, though, is the love and community people feel when they come. It really is a family and the love of Christ is the bond. This encompasses what we call "The Fearless Life."
Where We're Going
The Bible says, "Where there is no vision, the people perish" (Proverbs 29:18). Therefore, we believe it is so important that we are constantly moving forward and following God's lead. WIth Fearless Life groups, we expect to continuously add more locations so that every single person can attend and feel a sense of community. Our Dream Team will continue to grow, and we will see people flourish in their God-given gifts and abilities. Our worship team, Fearless BND, will continue to write praise and worship songs that break the mold and push the boundaries of music, and that allows people to experience the supernatural power of Jesus Christ. We plan to add more services, including a bilingual service, to reach even more souls for Christ, as well as additional campuses across Los Angeles and Orange County. We will continue to do outreaches at middle schools, high schools, universities, as well as around the city in order to share the message of Christ's love. Our Fearless Kidz ministry will grow in every aspect, including engaging program ideas, VBS (Vacation Bible School), plays, and creative outreaches. Our Creative Team is believing to write captivating short films, create influential music videos, and make stellar announcements in order to inform and impact the body of Christ. We are only getting started, and there is much room for God to do all He wants to do in and through Fearless. We believe God will only continue to bring increase and influence as we move forward. We are ready to reach into the culture, reach out to the hurting, and see Los Angeles saved.