About Us

Our Mission: To exalt God, equip believers, and evangelize the community.

We are a community of people who are united in our belief in God through Jesus Christ. This means that we as individuals have chosen to worship God together, to grow together in our understanding of God, and to share what we know about Him with others.

We are part of God’s much larger work through and in other Bible-teaching, Christ-centered Churches in Westchester and around the world and throughout the ages. As did our Church family members who have gone before us, we depend upon the continued guidance of the Holy Spirit to lead and empower us, and we work and pray for the transformation of the world into God’s Kingdom. We are so grateful to be serving God and growing in faith together and invite all who are seeking God to join us!

Our History

In June of 1907, a group of 16 people, who had met for a month of home-based worship services under the leadership of Rev. Stanley Ross Fisher, answered the call placed on their hearts by the Lord to organize a Church in the southwestern section of Los Angeles.

These 16 people began meeting for regular services and prayer meetings in temporary spaces until they settled on the corner of Washington Boulevard and Van Ness Avenue in Arlington Heights. There they built their first Church home as the Church of the Messiah (Congregational). During their 47 years in Arlington Heights, God was faithful in and through the ministry and fellowship of the congregation.

In 1954, under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Harry R. Butman, the Church of the Messiah relocated from its home in Arlington Heights to Westchester on the corner of West Manchester and Rayford, building a Sanctuary that has been the Church home for the past 67 years. Over the decades, 10 pastoral ministries have led this Church and thousands of people have worshipped and served here. For over 114 years, God has been faithful.

Today, we continue as a Family of believers in the ministry that God began with those 16 in 1907. We are so grateful for God’s goodness upon us and continue in our work to know Him more and to make Him known.

What We Believe

All of what we do as a Church is motivated by what we believe as a Church. Here is CCM’s Statement of Faith, which includes Bible Scriptures that expand upon what we believe.

There is only one God, Who is eternally-existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Each are co-equal in their essential nature, attributes, and perfection. Each is to be honored and worshiped as God. (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 18:30-31, 147:5; Matthew 28:19; Mark 12:29; Luke 3:22; John 4:24, 5:23, 10:30, 14:9; Acts 5:3-4; II Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:1-3)

Jesus Christ is God the Son, the promised Messiah.

He was conceived in the flesh by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He is fully God and fully man, without sin, and the only Mediator between God and Man. (Isaiah 7:14, 9:6-7; Matthew 1:18-25; Mark 14:61-62; John 1:1-3, 14, 29, 5:18, 8:58, 10:30; II Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 1:2-9, 2:14-15; I John 5:20)

Jesus Christ, through His death on the Cross, paid for all sin.

He completely satisfied the righteous wrath of God against sin and provided redemption and forgiveness for all, should they choose to believe in Who He is and what He has done. After His death, Jesus Christ rose bodily from the dead, was seen by many during a period of forty days, and then ascended into Heaven where He is seated at the right Hand of God as our Advocate and High Priest. He will someday return to establish His Kingdom on earth. (Isaiah 53:5-6; Luke 24:36-43; John 1:18, 3:16, 20:25-28; Acts 1:6-11; Romans 3:21-26; I Corinthians 15:3-8, 20-23; Galatians 3:13; Colossians 1:13-14; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:13; I Peter 1:18-19, 2:24; I John 2:1-2; Revelation 20:6)

The Holy Spirit is a Person of the Triune God.

He convicts people of sin, causes spiritual birth, indwells, seals, sanctifies, guides, equips, teaches, and fills the believer. He enables them to walk in obedience to God and His Word. (John 3:5, 14:16-17, 26, 15:26- 27, 16:7-15; Acts 1:8, 5:3-4; Romans 8:9, 14; I Corinthians 2:10-11, 6:11, 19, 12:4-13; II Corinthians 3:18; Galatians 5:16-18, 22-23; Ephesians 1:13-14, 4:30, 5:18-21)

The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments are the verbally inspired Word of God.

they are without error in the original writings, and they are the complete and final revelation of God. (Matthew 5:18; John 17:17; II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:19-21; Revelation 22:18-19)

Two ordinances have been committed to the local church: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

Christian Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Triune God. This ordinance, being a command of Christ, is recognized as a prerequisite for membership in the local church. Likewise, the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His atoning death. These two ordinances are to be observed until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:16-20; Luke 22:19-20; Acts 2:41, 10:47-48; I Corinthians 11:23-29)

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