Welcome to Living Hope OPC

Thank you for taking the time to explore our church! We’d love to connect with you and share what God has been doing in our midst as we work to re-establish ourselves in the ABC (Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos) region of South Los Angeles. Please read a brief overview our history before exploring our site, and please Contact Us to find out more!

– Pastor Jimmy


In 1971, a group of seventeen adults with their five covenant children petitioned the Presbytery of Southern California to become a chapel, or mission work, of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC). Shortly after, permission was granted, and the Orthodox Presbyterian chapel began worship services under the supervision of Garden Grove Orthodox Presbyterian Church in the Artesia Mortuary Garden chapel in Artesia, California .  

Several years later, the chapel was constituted as Cerritos Valley Orthodox Presbyterian Church at a service held on December 5, 1976, with Robert W. Newsom, pastor, and William R. Letson and Robert M. Coie as ruling elders.

Several years later, the members of Cerritos Valley voted to move on from the OPC and join the Pacific Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA). Under the name Cornerstone Community Church, the church experienced several years of fruitful ministry, renting Sunday meeting space from Artesia First CRC in Artesia, CA and Valley Christian Middle School in Cerritos, CA.

Due to unforeseen challenges brought about in recent years, Cornerstone Community Church sought a return to the OPC and the Presbytery of Southern California. In 2021, their request was granted, and ministerial oversight for the re-named Living Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church was provided by Rev. James Lim from Faith Presbyterian Church in Long Beach, CA. With a newfound desire to re-established itself in the ABC (Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos) region of Los Angeles, Living Hope adopted a church “revitalization” strategy and called Rev. Jimmy Apodaca as bi-vocational Minister in 2022. Under the leadership of Rev. Apodaca, Living Hope has transformed into a confessionally Reformed congregation that prioritizes the ordinary means ministry of Word and sacrament. We invite you to join us in the journey to re-establish a Christ-centered community that is zealous for good works, worship in Spirit and truth, and service to our local community.

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