DFCC is a community of people helping people grow closer to God.
Downey First Christian Church (DFCC) was born in response to a rapidly changing world. In 1869, people were streaming into the virtually unpopulated valley between the San Gabriel Valley and Rio Hondo. With them they brought their love of God, desire for community, and an understanding that God’s love was meant to be shared in very real and practical ways. A number of them came together to begin our faith community and build the first public building in what would later become downtown Downey.
So what’s changed?
Everything and nothing.
DFCC has embraced dynamic change through the building of a major city and multiple community transformations. We continue to be a reflection of our community as we encourage people to pursue God, build community and unleash compassion. Loving God is the foundation of the Christian faith and we pursue Him through worship, biblical teaching, fellowship, and prayer.
Our vision is to be an
Our church is not a building or a place, it is a diverse group of people pursuing God together, and in the process, practicing the love of Christ by living in authentic community. We believe that every member is called to serve, to make a difference in the lives of others. Our vision is to be that ever-expanding community of joyful, diverse Christ-followers who make a positive difference in our world today.
The Old and New Covenants
The Holy Spirit
Jesus and The Church
All Christians Are Ministers
All Christians Have Gifts to Use
Love One Another
Marriage is a sacrament of the Church. This church recognizes marriage as exclusively the legal union of one man and one woman.