Church History

Pastor Timothy Choi and his family came to Southern California in July of 1987. After serving as a deacon in Seoul, Korea, he felt God’s leading to plant a brand new church, half way across the world, on the west coast of the United States. He was burdened with the fact that this region needed a strong, Bible-believing church with a friendly spirit.

Stepping out in faith, Pastor Choi trusted in God to establish a dynamic church in Huntington Beach of Orange County. He began knocking on doors and visiting families throughout the week and soon there was a small nucleus of families that gathered weekly to worship the Lord together. What began as a Bible study in a small apartment building soon moved out to a rented school auditorium nearby. After some growth, it was time for the church to move out of the school auditorium to a church building in Westminster, California. The years following led to two more periods of relocating the church and then the Lord opened a door of opportunity for the church to finally purchase their own building. After much prayer, this brought Pastor Choi and the Bible Baptist Church to Gardena in the South Bay on July, 1998.

Since that time God has blessed this church in every way imaginable. He has added families, co-laborers, staff, facilities, and many different ministries through which the Lord is touching and changing the hearts of people one life at a time. All the victories and miracles have all been by His amazing grace. To God be the glory for the past, present, and the bright future ahead.