---What We Believe

 
AS A CHURCH, WE BELIEVE IN ONE GOD.  WITHIN THIS UNITY ARE THREE PERSONS OF ONE ESSENTIAL NATURE:
THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.
 
We believe the Father is the source of all that exists, seen and unseen.
 
We believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who died on the cross for our sins, was buried and rose from the dead.  He ascended to heaven and will come again to judge the living and the dead.
 
We believe in the Holy Spirit who proceeds from the Father and the Son.  He is the administrator of grace and wisdom.
 
OUR CHURCH IS BIBLICAL.
 
The bible is the inspired and infallible word of God and with all its authority we base our faith and conduct.  We believe that there is no other ground for salvation but the death of Jesus on the cross.  We are adopted in the family of God when we repent from our sins and believe and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.
 
Good works are the fruit of the Holy Spirit, who lives within us when we pursue and harbor a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  We encourage water baptism as a public declaration of one’s faith.
Finally, we believe that the Christian Church is the entire body of believers, who believe in God, our Founder and Head.
 
 
 

---Our Pastors

 
Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ.  We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word.  Our passion and goal is to equip believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Max Villarin

SENIOR PASTOR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jeff Laroco

ASSISTANT PASTOR
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

Riza Enrique

ASSISTANT PASTOR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

---Our Church

 
The Living Bread Ministries humbly began as a home bible study group in Long Beach, California.  Our founding Pastor, Ganny Eco and brother Greg Obrique, together with their families held weekly bible studies in their homes and slowly grew believers in Christ week by week.
 
In 1989, Pastor Ganny affiliated the bible study group with Calvary Chapel South Bay.  From 1989 to 1992, they began Sunday afternoon worship services in a smaller sanctuary, then moved to the main sanctuary as Sunday service attendance increased and members began to invite family and friends to share God’s word.  The Living Bread Ministries was formed in August 1993.  Due to the change in affiliation with Calvary Chapel, Sunday church services moved to the Radisson Hotel in Carson, California.  Over 70 Sunday worship services were held at the hotel.
 
In early 1995, Pastor Ganny was called to start Hope Christian Fellowship in San Diego, California.  So on February 5, 1995, Pastor Max Villarin was called to serve as Head Pastor and held the first worship service at a new location in Carson.
 
In September 1995, Pastor Max, the board of elders and members of the congregation prayerfully voted to affiliate with the Wesleyan Church.  Its main goal was to put The Living Bread Ministries under accountability and the guidance of an established church with long history of zeal, sound teaching, outreach and leadership.  The Living Bread Ministries is currently under the jurisdiction of the Pacific Southwest District of the Wesleyan Church.
 
Since then, The Living Bread Ministries in Carson grew its membership and attendance and has once again outgrown its facilities.  Through God’s blessings, in July 2012, we purchased the new Harbor City location we are currently in.
By His grace, The Living Bread Ministries strives to be a church in the 21st century – culturally relevant and ministering to the present generation, teaching and preaching the same gospel message and helping members to love and follow Christ.