COME REDISCOVER YOUR FAITH
CONNECTING PEOPLE TO GOD
Pastor Ted launched The Connection after leaving Christ Chapel Long Beach. Born and raised in Union City, Michigan, he graduated from high school in 1984 then attended Kellogg Community College for a year before enrolling at Liberty University, Virginia.
While at Liberty, Pastor Ted was offered a position as Director of Evangelism and Outreach at the World Christian Training Center and the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles.
Pastor Ted worked in Los Angeles and throughout Latin America for 15 years before changing direction to launch a church in the Bronx, New York. After two years, Pastor Ted returned to Los Angeles where he spent the next few years working in various Spanish speaking churches in the Los Angeles area. Ted and his partner, Carlos Cerna, have been together for 16 years and are raising two adopted children from El Salvador.
We believe in God the Father, Creator of all things and giver of life. We believe God to be worthy of all worship, honor, praise and glory.
We believe Jesus to be the Christ, and to be the only begotten Son of God; born of a virgin; lived as a man; and willingly died for our salvation. We believe Jesus rose from the grave victorious over death, and sits at the right hand of God the Father. We believe his promise that He will return.
We believe the Holy Spirit to be the Comforter and that the Holy Spirit magnifies Jesus Christ as Lord. We believe that we are empowered by the Holy Spirit to give witness to the Lordship of Jesus the Christ, and to live victoriously in life everlasting.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired word of God. We believe in the forgiveness of sin. We believe in baptism by water. We believe in the fullness of the Holy Spirit. We believe in the fullness of the Holy Spirit. We believe in the gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit. We believe in the laying on of hands. We believe in the celebration of the Lord's Supper.
At The Connection, it's our mission to help you explore your relationship with God and improve your relationships with others. Join us each weekend and experience the warmth of faith and the strength of our community.