Jesus Chapel was born in the Jesus Movement, as throngs of young people found Christ and began to desire more discipleship. We are a fellowship of Christians from various religious, social and ethnic backgrounds. Our doctrine is evangelical, but also charismatic, meaning we believe that God still moves supernaturally through the gifts of His Spirit in our day. We are interdenominational, not tied in organization with any denomination. However, we are not against denominations, only the division that can be caused by over-emphasis on denominational differences. We are spiritually joined with all born-again believers in Christ’s Universal Church, and identify ourselves with the mainstream of historic Christianity.
Jesus Chapel is led by the elders, who are Kevin Mende, Rick Little, Vinnie Carafano, Cesar Duran and David Arnold. They lead the Sunday services and oversee the ministries of the church and a committed staff made up of Jill Giallanza, Robert Dominguez and Reyna Esparza. The church leadership also includes the financial accountability committee and the deacons, as well as many who serve in each area of ministry.
Jesus Chapel Exists To...
Bring people to Jesus and membership in His family, develop them to Christ-like maturity, and equip them for their ministry to the church and their life mission in the world, in order to magnify God’s name.
- Worship- We are a holy priesthood of believers called to exalt God and worship Him in spirit and truth. (John 4:24, 1 Peter 2:9)
- Evangelism- Christ came to seek and save the lost and has called us to be fishers of men. (Luke 19:10, Mark 1:17)
- Discipleship- All believers are called to be and to make disciples which must be involved in an on-going process of growth in the Word and Ways of God. (Matthew 28:18-20)
- Fellowship- We are not just an organization, we’re the Family of God and as such, we share our lives together in Christ and grow together. (Ephesians 3:15, 1 Timothy 3:5, 15)
- Ministry- Just as Jesus came with a mission and a job to do here on earth, the Church has been raised up to continue that mission. Every believer must be equipped to do the works of ministry. (Hebrews 10:7, Ephesians 4:12)