West Los Angeles Living Word Christian Center was founded in 1995 as an independent congregation in the Reformed tradition. As such, Living Word is not affiliated with a particular denomination. That is not to say, however, that we are non-denominational or inter-denominational. On the contrary, Living Word is an independent congregation on account of our desire to remain steadfast in the Reformed tradition without the influence of denominational governance. Nevertheless, our pastors are ordained ministers.     

Living Word has been self-consciously designed to reflect and recapture historic worship. We see worship as an act of offering sacrifice and praise to God. This is our priority: to worship God according to how He commands, not according to what may be popular in a particular culture in a particular time. Central to our worship is the proclamation of the Word of God by way of biblical exposition. Living Word stands in the tradition of Reformation faith and practice.  

Edward Ildefonso, Jr.                                                                                                    Senior Pastor of Preaching and Teaching