About Us

We are a church pressing into God's presence, where there is healing, hope, restoration, and joy. On Sundays, we gather around God's Word to learn from each other and minister to each other. Throughout the week, we scatter to be God's presence at our homes, work, and city.

Our Story

On November 9th, 2014, a group of 12 people got together to pray in an old church building in the middle of the Maple neighborhood in Fullerton, CA. Many people who started the church had been hurt by a church somewhere along the line.

Our commitment was not to create a church out of spite to the hurts of our past but to create a church as led by the Holy Spirit. Those initial prayer meetings started bible studies, which eventually became small groups and a Sunday service. The direction and values of our church were created in community with those who are a part of this church.

Our Staff

Elliot Chung
Pastor of Liturgy

The Pastor of Liturgy is responsible for guiding and shaping One Life’s worship experiences. The role integrates teaching, corporate worship, and prayer seamlessly, fostering a sense of spiritual growth and connection among our congregation and community.

I also like meeting with people over a meal, coffee or boba.

Jay Wu
Pastor of Leadership & Development

Our Pastor of Leadership & Mobilization gives directional leadership for the growth and sustainability of the church. This role works with our leaders, empowering and encouraging them to lead in ways that God’s created them to lead.

Dave Wang
Pastor of Spiritual Formation

Our formation into the likeness of Christ (2 Corinthians 3:17-18) is at the center of Christian discipleship.  This process of formation is a lifelong journey that transforms our entire being, including our spiritual life (i.e., spiritual formation), our humanity (i.e., human formation), our intellectual faculties (i.e., intellectual formation), as well as our ministry giftings (i.e., pastoral formation).  My role as Pastor of Formation at One Life City Church is to support and accompany our congregation through this process of transformation.  I do this primarily through a teaching ministry, personal interactions, and by cultivating contexts whereby individuals, small groups, and large groups can gather together regularly to listen to the Holy Spirit (through the Word of God) and speak authentically and courageously into each others’ lives.

Kate Lee
Youth Director

As youth director on the One Life City Church team, I pray that the young people in our church will feel encouraged and empowered to live out their lives in discipleship with Christ and one another. There is a uniquely special place for youth in God's kingdom and in our community, and it will be a privilege to grow together as we discover more of this with each other. I myself grew up going to church in Fullerton, and it is a blessing to be back in this space.

Berenice Ramirez
Children's Ministry Director

Mrs. B has a deep passion to teach children about the God through art, play, and relational connection. She was raised in Ensenada, Mexico and now enjoys being in Socal with her husband, Marcos and two sons. If you want to spend some quality time with her, invite her out to get her favorite food: Fish tacos and beer.

Our Values

Indigenous Community
We value being church community should be a reflection of the local community surrounding us.
Presence and Accompaniment
We value practicing a ministry of presence relationally and emotionally present to each other
Faith and Tension
We value Scripture as our highest authority in faith and life that directly impacts our commitment to peacemaking and justice.
Priesthood of All Believers
We believe in shared voice and shared leadership in serving each other, with whatever gifts we have been given.

Core Beliefs/Statement of Faith

The core beliefs of One Life City Church tie our local community to global Christian church communities across all times and places.  To that end, we believe God to be the living and true God, perfect in love and righteousness, one in essence, existing eternally in the three persons of the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, as articulated in the Apostles Creed:

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven,

is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.

Amen.

Our church is also centered upon the Word of God, who is first and foremost, embodied in the person of Jesus Christ—the Word made flesh (John 1:14) who is made known to us by the Holy Spirit in sacred Scripture. Concerning sacred Scripture, we affirm the 66 books of the Bible, as recognized by Athanasius in AD 367 as the canon of Scripture, divinely inspired and the only infallible rule of faith and practice. They are to be interpreted according to their context and purpose and in humility and reverent obedience to God.

Our church is called by Christ to worship God in spirit and truth (John 4:23-24) and to engage in God’s service by preaching the gospel (Nehemiah 9:3) and making disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:16-20).  We seek to fulfill our mission in community as God’s people through the ministry of the word and sacraments and through the ministry of presence, by striving for peacemaking (Matthew 5:9) and social justice (James 1:27), and by relieving human distress and need both locally as well as globally.

Our Neighborhood

The organizations within 601 Community Center collectively address the needs of our neighborhood in the following areas:
Educational Gap
Youth Violence (Gang Prevention & Intervention)
Representation in Places of Influence
Economic and Food Insecurity
Broken Systems (Immigration and Foster)
Physical and Mental Health
Spiritual Formation

Neighboring Orgs and Partnerships

Come see our neighborhood in person.
Sunday Services 10AM