First Christian Church

Faith meets Reason and Tradition meets Change where Greenleaf meets Hadley. Whittier, CA
First Christian Church
First Christian Church
First Christian Church
First Christian Church
First Christian Church

Who We Are

We are a Landmark church interested in living out a tradition of carrying the best of our religious practices and values forward into an ever-changing world. As Disciples of Christ, we encourage each member to come to a personal understanding of how scripture informs their life. Although individual members may differ on particular aspects of interpretation, we gather weekly at the communion table unified by the thing we have in common which supersedes all differences, our common faith in Jesus Christ as our Savior.

About Us

Traditional Liturgy, Inclusive, Friendly

Community Service, Food Pantry, Choir, Addiction/Recovery

Traditional Hymns, Organ

Disciples of Christ


English, Spanish


Plan Your Visit



6355 Greenleaf Ave
Whittier, CA 90601



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Our Services

What are services like?
We are increasingly "loosening up"! While still working within a traditional worship structure, we look for opportunities to "break the mold" in order to allow God's Spirit to break through in new ways. We have a fine Choir, and an outstanding Pipe Organ and Organist, but would WELCOME a few musicians to help us add contemporary praise music to our services!

What is the community like?
We have aged, but are VERY eager to have younger families join our community, and to have then inform us as to what we can do to make worship and church life most fulfilling for them. We currently average 60 people in Worship each Sunday

What if I'm not a Christian?
As Disciples, we are very well suited to welcome "Seekers" , "Skeptics", and the "Casually Curious". We are committed to sharing what WE have found through our faith, in order that others may develop their OWN. We have no set dogma, creeds, or affirmations. We would be very pleased to have anyone join us who was simply interested in learning more about Jesus of Nazareth, and this movement called "Christianity" that has developed in a variety of forms following his teachings.

Leadership View all

Layne  Beamer

Layne Beamer

Pastor Layne came to the ministry as a second career, having worked as a professional actor for 25 years before answering the call to Pastor he first heard as a teenager. A 2010 graduate of the Claremont School of Theology with a Master of Divinty degree, he served McCarty Memorial Christian Church while receiving his seminary training. Wife Michyl-Shannon and 17 year-old son Shayne make up his immediate loving family.

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