Our History

 

1967.01.13 
Mandarin Baptist Church of Los Angeles started family meetings in Pasadena.

 

1974.06 
Organized Pasadena Mission Planning and Preparation Committee Voted to call

Rev. Chi Chong Chang to be the pastor for the Mission.
 

1975.03.06 
Rev. Dr. Y. K. Chang called to be with the Lord.

 

1975 1993 
Rev. Chi Chong Chang served as Pastor of Mandarin Baptist Church of Pasadena.

 

1975.04.30 

Started church prayer meeting.

 

1975.06.01 
Pasadena Mission formally organized and held first Sunday worship service, at 9:00 A.M. Started children's Sunday School.

 

1975.10.09 
Started adult and young people's Sunday School, at 10:30 A.M.

 

1975.11.23 
Started church choir.

 

1976.01 
Rev. Peter T. Chung arrives in Los Angeles to serve as pastor of Mandarin Baptist Church of Los Angeles.

 

1976.04.12 

Sister Yvonne Chin joined the staff as Assistant to the Ministry.

 

1976.8.16 20 
Vacation Bible School held for the first time.

 

1976.09.19 
Started Adult Sunday School.

 

1977.05 
Started Southern Region Bible Study Class (Now the Golden Age Village Bible Study Class).

 

1978.10.08 

Mandarin Baptist Church of Pasadena constituted.

 

1979.02.11 
Started Missions ministry.

 

1979 
English Sunday School begun.

 

1980.05.04 
Two Mandarin worship services begun.

 

1980.08.29 
Adult Fellowship organized and held first meeting.

 

1982.03.14 

Brother Joshua Cheng joined the staff as Assistant Pastor.

 

1983.12.04 

English worship service begun.

 

1984.07.14 
The church moved from Pasadena to Arcadia.

 

1985.08.25 

Woman's Missionary Union organized.

1985.10 
Started Arcadia Family Fellowship Meeting.

 

1985.10.20 
Brother Martin Chow joined the staff as Assistant Pastor to the English Congregation.

 

1989.04.23 

Called Rev. Paul T.P. Chen to serve as part time Associate Pastor.

 

1989.06.11 
Brother Joshua Cheng ordained and commissioned as our missionary to serve with Taiwan Industrial Evangelical Fellowship in Taiwan.

 

1990.04.29 

Riverside Mission formally organized and held first Sunday worship service at California Baptist College.

 

1991.11.24 

Dedication service of the church building, speaker Rev. Lonnie Chavez, title, "Surely Goodness and Mercy".

 

1992.01 
Called Rev. Raymond Petzholt to be Pastor to the English congregation

 

1992.01 
Called Mr. John Lee to be the minister for our Riverside Mission.

 

1993.7.25 31 

Nineteen brothers and sisters of the English congregation under the leadership of Pastor Ray Petzholt went on the first short term missions trip to Indians Reservations, White River, Arizona.

 

1993.09.30 
Pastor Chang retire from pastorship of Mandarin Baptist Church of Pasadena. Called him to be the Advisory Pastor of this church.

 

2004.01 
Rev. John Lee called to be the Mandarin Pastor of the Mandarin-speaking congregation.

 

2005.06.12 
English Youth Worship begins once a month.

 

2006.01 
Brother Daniel Wong called to be the English Youth Minister, Youth Worship meets every Sunday.

 

2006.02 
Rev. John Lee called to be the Senior Pastor of Mandarin Baptist Church of Pasadena effective March 1.

 

2010

Pastor Terrence Shay called as the English Youth Adult Pastor.

 

2014.07

First service at the new building at 100 W. Duarte Ave.

Name change from Mandarin Baptist Church of Pasadena to Arcadia Chinese Baptist Church.

 

2014

Pastor Alex Chen called as the English Youth Pastor.

English Youth Service begins every week except first week

2015.09

Pastor Ray Petzholt retired as the English Pastor after 23 years of dedicated service.

Pastor Terrence Shay appointed as the Interim English Pastor.

2018.03

Pastor Eric Sung called to the English Pastor.

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