why WE eXIST

Go, and make disciples. - Jesus 


(Good News)

Jesus died so we can live.

We want you to know Jesus Christ and to be saved.

The Bible teaches us that we are eternally separated from God because of our sin. The good news is that Jesus Christ, who is God, became a man to pay the price of our sin - his death. Jesus proved himself to be God by resurrecting from the dead. All those who accept Jesus as Lord and savior are forgiven from their sin and will receive eternal life in Heaven. Jesus expects each of us to continue his ministry by joining and serving a church community. As Christians, Jesus commands us to purpose ourselves to loving God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to love others as we love ourselves.

The Bible says we are saved by grace through faith.
- Ephesians 2:8-9

We use the acronym, "A.R.T.S.", to help people to receive Jesus Christ - Accept, Repent, Transform, Serve.

The Process of Salvation

Accept Jesus Christ.
- John 1:12; Romans 10:9-10

Repent of sin.
-Acts 3:19; Luke 13:3

If you believe Jesus Christ is God and what the Bible testifies about Him, and repent of your sin, you are saved.

The Evidence of Salvation

Transform to be like Jesus Christ.
- 1 John 2:6; Matthew 16:24

Serve God, the church, and others.
-Matthew 22:37-40; Matthew 28:16-20

If you are saved, the evidence of your salvation will be manifested as you become like Jesus Christ, as defined by the Bible's expectations.

If you make a decision to make Jesus Christ your God, or if you would like help in the process, text 562-418-4664, and we will guide you in what to do next.


We share our stories.

Our testimony is, "God has a story for our  lives."

We want to empower you to share yours.

A testimony is a story of how someone received Jesus Christ as Lord and savior. When we share our testimonies, we communicate who we were before knowing Jesus, and who we are becoming as followers of Jesus.


We learn and live the Bible.

Our vision is to learn and live God's word while mobilizing Christians in ministry and starting community centers to advance the Gospel.

We want you to join God's work..

God made you for more and has a purpose for your life. He made you to join his work in leading others to him to change their eternal destinations, and to grow his church.


We fight lies with God's love.

Our mission is to invite everyone to join us in being equipped to fight lies that steal, kill, and destroy with the truth and love of Jesus Christ.

We want you to live in truth and love.

The Bible teaches that, due to our sin, the devil has been given dominion as the ruler of our world. He is a liar whose goal is to deceive as many people as he can away from Jesus Christ. As such, our church overcomes spiritual warfare by training our people to distinguish truth from lies while speaking the truth in love.


We protect our culture.

We want you to love our church and make it better.

Here are our BIG 5 values that keep our church healthy.

We care about your future and where you are going, not your past and where you have been.

We devote ourselves to God,  his word,  and our church.

Drama causes trauma, so we seek peace and don't drama bond with gossip, slander, division, or negativity.

We take God seriously, and not much else..

We major in the majors and minor in the minors to relieve the burdens of our minds, hearts, and spirits.

Heart Attitudes

We shape our lives.

We want your heart to become like God's  heart.

1. Put the goals and interests of others above my own.
– Philippians 2:3-4
2. Live an honest, open life before others.
– Ephesians 4:25
3. Give and receive Scriptural correction.
– Hebrews 3:13
4. Clear up relationships.
– Matthew 5:23-24
5. Participate in the ministry of the church.
– 1 Peter 4:10
6. Support the work financially.
– 1 Corinthians 16:2
7. Follow spiritual leadership within Scriptural limits and make it a joy for them.
– Hebrews 13:17


We all have a role.

We want you to be free to focus on ministry.

The Lord, Jesus Christ, is our King.
The Bible is our guide.
The Pastor is our leader and overseer.
The Staff manage our church.
The Members minister to one another and the world.

The Visitors are our priority.
The Southern Baptists form our missional partnerships.
The 17:6  Network models our direction.


We rise to what God expects.

We want you to become a member.

If you want to become a member of Legacy Church of Downey, we ask you to confirm these statements are true about you:

I have received Jesus Christ as Lord and savior.

I have been baptized by immersion.

I commit myself to the following membership covenants.

I covenant to represent our Statement of Belief, when I'm alone, with others, and online.

I covenant to invite others to know Jesus Christ by sharing the Gospel and inviting them to church.

I covenant to attend services weekly, unless I am sick or on vacation.

I covenant to serve the church with my gifts, and will honor my commitment when I'm expected to serve.

I covenant to financially support the church through regular giving.

I covenant to support Legacy Church of Downey's testimony, vision, mission, values, heart attitudes, structure, and member expectations.

I covenant to support the calling of our Lead Pastor by God and will treat him, his wife, and his family with reverence. Likewise, I will respect the roles of our staff and volunteers, and I will honor them. Additionally, I will be unified with the members of Legacy Church of Downey and will bless them. I will welcome our visitors and model for them the love of Jesus Christ.

I covenant to defer to Legacy Church of Downey's Pastor, Staff, and  this document in times of conflict and will be a peacemaker within the church.

I covenant to submit myself to church discipline and restoration, and if I participate in sin or divisive behavior that is harmful to the Lead Pastor,  Elders, Staff, Members, Visitors, Myself, or others, I will follow the disciplinary process with the result being repentance and restoration or removal from the church.

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If you have questions about why we exist, or if you want to become a member, let us know!