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Full Gospel Baptist Church



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   The Full Gospel Baptist Church was organized in the summer of 1945, under the leadership of Rev. J.P King. For the next few years this newly organized church met regularly to worship and to fellowship, gathering at the home of Deacon & Sister Knight, also Sister Cole. Through the divine leadership of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Full Gospel Baptist Church was able to withstand the many trials and tribulations we were faced with through the next few years. Leadership was given by several other Pastors, such as Pastor Davis, Pastor Brown, and finally to Pastor Johnnie Hitchens. Pastor Hitchens was a dedicated servant of God, under his leadership we were able to purchase the land at 10700 South San Pedro street, and we were blessed with a building free of charge. Pastor Hitchens gave strong and positive leadership, and as a result the building was renovated and refurbished by the members of Full Gospel. Pastor Hitchens continued to lead with love and compassion until moving to Dayton, Ohio the beginning of 1986, due to health problems. Upon his departure, he appointed Rev. Jupiter to oversee until a pastor could be selected. 
 In April 1986 the Full Gospel Family was blessed with Pastor R.V Higgins, like his predecessor he loved the Lord and the Full Gospel Family. Under the leadership of Pastor Higgins renovating and refurbishing continued, we were able to add new pews and the church body continued to mature. In late 1991 his health started to fail, he had an amputation, but continued on in the name of Jesus: he lived according to Proverbs 3:5-6/NIV / Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. On September 17th, 1992 the Lord called Pastor R.V. Higgins from labor to refreshment, and the Full Gospel Family was once again without a pastor. Rev. Jupiter now pastor of the Morning Star Baptist Church stepped in once again to aid the Full Gospel Family.

From 1992 to 1993 through much prayer and Fasting the Lord sent to the Full Gospel Family one of his most humble, yet strong and compassionate servants, Reginald C. Payne. Presently under the leadership of Reginald C. Payne, the Full Gospel Family has never been so fired up for the Lord. Pastor Payne brought with him many fresh ideas, energy and enthusiasm that's awesome. Since July 1993 when Reginald C. Payne came aboard the blessings have been non-stop, our Church Family has grown in leaps and bounds and continues to grow approximately from 25 to 500+ members.

Immediately upon his arrival, he began renovating and refurbishing the building (This House) as he so strongly expresses, as he has taught and we have learned, we as believers are the Church. Since his arrival many, many changes have taken place.  Also, our goal has been reached in establishing the F G B C Community Development Corporation.  We have been successful in acquiring a tax free exempt status from the state, as well as our 501C3/non profit exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service.

Through Pastor Payne's dedication to teaching and biblical exposition through expository Preaching/Teaching the Full Gospel Family has grown Spiritually, Numerically and Financially, exhibiting a true New Testament Church. Pastor Payne came to Full Gospel with a vision and has passed that vision on to the Full Gospel Family. A major part of the vision has become reality. On May 27th 2011 we purchased a new 30,000 square foot property giving us a North East Campus as well as a South East Campus that we might continue to expand to meet the increasing demand for space to accomodate the ministry as we strive to win more souls and advance Gods Kingdom









Statement of Faith

......the Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God. ( 2 Peter 1:19-21; 2 Timothy 3:16)

......there is only one God, externally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
(Deuteronomy 6:4; Hebrews 1:3; Acts 5:3-4)

...... in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His personally future return to this earth to rule in power and glory. ( John 20:28; Luke 1:34; Hebrews 4:15;  John 20:30; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Mark 16:9; Revelation20:4 )

...... the only means of being cleaned from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Christ. ( Acts 16:30-31; 1 John 1:7-10) the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life. (Romans 8:11; 1 Peter 1:2)

..... in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, one to everlasting life the other to everlasting damnation. (Matthew 25:31-46)

...... in the Unity of the spirit of true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ. (John 13:34-35; 1 John 4:7-21)
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Campus Location: 6900 South Compton Ave, | Los Angeles, CA 90001 | PH: (323) 588-2510
Full Gospel Child Care Development: 10700 South San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90061 | PH (323) 756-1975