Sundays at 10:00am
Join us on a Sunday! Remember Crave Life folks are just a bunch of regular nice people.
Everyone is truly welcomed, we know you hear that from every church, however here we actually mean it!
If you have kids, please let them be kids. We understand that life is wild and that's totally fine. If you have not been to church for a while, then you should consider visiting us.
The point is that you can belong here and while the norm is separation and division among racial and ethnic lines, we choose to live differently, fostering unity and togetherness.
Hope you join us sometime.
About Our Pastor
Born in West Los Angeles, California, the Rev. Dr. Moses D. Barrios is a homegrown Californian. He has been in ministry for over 25 years, serving in cities such as Downey, Los Angeles, Palmdale, Buena Park, San Jose and Whittier. Moses received both his Master of Arts in Theology (MAT) degree and Doctor of Ministry in Urban Ministry (DMin) degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. His other theological studies derive from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA, Hispanic Center for Theological Studies (CHET) in Compton, CA and Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. He is an ordained clergy member with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Additionally, Pastor Moses has experience as an interfaith chaplain/spiritual counselor, a police chaplain and other chaplaincy roles. Most notably with Fred Jordan Mission in the skid-row homeless community of Downtown LA and also with the Salvation Army and the LGBTQ community in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles. Moreover, he has served on large pastoral staffs with denominations such as the United Methodist Church, the American Baptist Church, the Foursquare Church, the Salvation Army, the Reformed Church in America, the Covenant Church and his current home of the ELCA. This blended background has formed a unique liturgical experience, a highly diverse approach to church planting, local parish ministry and spiritual formation.
Moses loves to teach on race, ethnicity, diversity, church planting and theology among other subjects. Serves as an adjunct professor for a local school of theology. Advocates for inclusion of the LGBTQ community and supports human rights for all. Enjoys musicianship, reading, traveling, and follows pro sports teams such as the Lakers and Dodgers. Loves spending time with his family and working hard. He is married to Brenda and they have three kids, Penelope (17), Amelie (14) and Hansel (12), residing in Orange County.
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