Welcome to the Southern California Conference Website!
Seventh-day Adventist churches in the Greater Los Angeles area are part of a global sisterhood of 80,000 (2014) Christian Protestant churches. Nearly 19 million baptized Adventist members live in 215 countries of the world; 1,206,885 members live in North America. Worldwide, the church operates 7,792 schools and 600 hospitals. Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) provides humanitarian and development aid in more than 120 countries.
Basic Facts: The name Seventh-day Adventist highlights two distinguishing characteristics of the denomination. Seventh-day refers to Saturday, the day of the week on which Adventists follow the biblical mandate to worship God. Adventist refers to Seventh-day Adventists’ hope in Jesus’ soon return to this earth. Doctrines, statements, fundamental beliefs and current news are available at the official international church website www.adventist.org. For Los Angeles-area Adventist churches and events, visit scc.adventist.org.
Membership/Geography/Demographic Data: 41,152 SCC members worship in more than 153 congregations, in approximately 30 languages. The Southern California Conference is divided into five regions according to geographic areas or preferred ethnicities: L. A. Metro, Hispanic, Greater Los Angeles, Asian Pacific and West.
The mission of Seventh-day Adventist churches in the Southern California Conference (SCC) territory* is to proclaim, to continue and to finish the work of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, through the preaching, teaching, publishing and living of His everlasting gospel.
*SCC territory includes Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, Kern County south and east of the Tehachapi Mountains, Santa Barbara County east of the 120th meridian.
Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as their only creed and hold certain fundamental beliefs to be the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. These beliefs constitute the church's understanding and expression of the teaching of Scripture.
The distinctive Seventh-day Adventist message may be summarized as "the everlasting gospel," the basic Christian message of salvation through faith in Christ, in the special setting of the threefold message of Revelation 14:6-12, the call to worship the Creator, "for the hour of His judgment is come."
Our members represent every continent of the world, worshiping in many languages. We cordially invite you to get acquainted with us through our website and to plan to visit an Adventist church or school near you soon!