In 2018, God placed a dream on the heart of our founding pastors, David and Randall Araujo, to move to Los Angeles and start a new church! In August of 2020, they packed up their bags and moved their family of five to the big city. Their kids, Ryan, Rose, and Raegan, all under the age of seven at the time, jumped right into school (literally day one of living in Los Angeles) while Randall and David began building relationships around the city.
Even in a year of a global pandemic, God brought people together to start this new life-transforming church! What started off a just a family and a friend grew into a strong team. After several startup parties at Awesome Coffee shop, the team had grown to a point where they were ready to launch the church.
On September 12th, 2021, the Heart LA was born in a nightclub turned church building, which was truly a miracle in itself. On Launch Sunday, two people gave their hearts to Jesus! This is why we do what we do.
We are excited for what the future holds as we continue to have gatherings, show people the father’s heart, and transform this city.
Our core values is who we are. They are not just what we do, they are part of our DNA. These are non-negotiable for our team.
The reason we have salvation and the reason we can live today is because of Jesus! Because he gave his life, we can live the abundant life! He is our Savior and our friend. This is why we do church! We know that in the end, every knee will bow at the name of Jesus (Philippians 2:9-11) and we want to put him at the center of everything we do.
The Bible is the foundation for everything we do. We believe the Word of God is alive and active and should come alive in our lives. We should know the Word of God (memorized) and quote it often.
We are passionate about people. We always want to be thinking about what we can be doing to reach one more person for Christ. We have a ‘one more’ culture. Let’s reach one more person. Let’s invite one more person to the table. Let’s add one more campus. Let’s go out for one more cup of coffee. Etc.
We want to lead the way when it comes to generosity. We want to be generous with our times, our talents, and our treasures. We want to be open-handed with everything God has given us. In return, we can receive everything God has in store for us.
Heal Hearts. Transform the City.
We are a church that wants to show our city the Father’s heart. We want to see Los Angeles transformed by God’s love. Here are certain things that we believe as a church. These are our essential beliefs.
The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are inspired by God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. (1 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21)
The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare his virgin birth, his sinless life, his miracles, His substitutionary work on the cross, His resurrection from the dead, and His exaltation to the right hand of God. (Matt. 1:23), Luke 1:31, 35, 1 Peter 2:22)
Man was created good and upright; for God said, “Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness.” However, man by voluntary transgression fell, and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. (Genesis 1;26-27, Genesis 2:17, 3:6, Romans 5:12-19)
Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God when he came into this world, died for us, and was raised from the dead. (Luke 24: 47)
The Heart LA is part of an amazing fellowship called the Assemblies of God. This cooperative fellowship was founded in 1914 in Hot Springs, Arkansas with 300 people at the founding convention. Today there are 13,017 churches in the U.S. with over 3 million members and adherents. What an amazing family we get to be part of.
To learn more about the AG, check out their website at https://ag.org/.