Crenshaw United Methodist Church

Building A Relevant & Relational Church Los Angeles, CA
Crenshaw United Methodist Church

Plan Your Visit

3740 Don Felipe Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90008



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Who We Are

Crenshaw United Methodist Church was established in 1953 and has served as a pillar in the city of Los Angeles since 1903 as West Adams Methodist Episcopal Church. The church has provided spiritual and financial assistance to numerous area residences and their families. We as a church are commited to strengthen the spiritual well-being of our community and act as messengers of peace and love. Our church is located at 3740 Don Felipe Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90008.

Thank you for visiting. You are always welcome. The United Methodist Church has many doors through which people share in serving God and others. Whether you visit in person or via the Internet, we hope you discover something here to encourage you in your spiritual journey.

Together, we can open hearts, open minds and open doors.
The people of The United Methodist church.

Pastor Royce Porter

About Us

Casual, Multigenerational, Lots of kids, Spirit-filled, Young families

Nursery, Food Pantry, Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Community Service, Adult Education

Gospel Choir, Traditional Hymns, Contemporary, Organ

Methodist (UMC)




Our Services

What are services like?
SUNDAYS Morning Worship Service 11 a.m. Children's Church: 11 a.m. WEDNESDAYS Bible Study 11 a.m. Word On Wednesday 7p.m. THURSDAYS Choir rehearsal 7-9 p.m.

What is the community like?
The Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw community is a community of Los Angeles. Baldwin Village, Baldwin Vista, The Dons, and Village Greens. As there is more to Baldwin Hills than meets the eye. The same can be said of the multi-racial residents that sit on this hillside neighborhood.

What if I'm not a Christian?
This is a potent question! Here is our answer. Going to church does not save people. You are saved by getting right with God. How can you learn to do right? By attending church! Worship is not about you being judged for what you did or did not do. Our worship is inviting you to discern for yourself where you are on the path toward wholeness with God. We have all started on the path, high and drunk and some sober. Upset with God and our life and others excited about God and our life. It matters not where you are as long as you know where you are on this journey. God loves you and so do we. Come and experience true love through Jesus Christ at Crenshaw UMC!

Leadership View all

Royce Porter Sr.

Royce Porter Sr.

Since July 2006, Pastor Porter has served as the pastor of Saint John’s UMC in Los Angeles, CA, appointed by Bishop Swenson. Under his leadership, the congregation is accomplishing much. A new outlook on life within the church and the community has been the vision for this congregation. The church has a thriving children and youth ministry, many upgrades have been made within the facility and the church paid there Apportionment in full (2008) for the first time since 1979. In March of 2011 Pastor Porter was asked to lead a 2 point charge with the congregation of Crossroads UMC. Pastor Porter in July 2014 became the appointed pastor of the Crenshaw United Methodist Church.

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