VISION

CITY LIGHT DESIRES TO BE A CHRIST-CENTERED, CITY-FOCUSED, CROSS-CULTURAL CHURCH IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES.

CHRIST-CENTERED

The gospel frees us with the good news that God accepts us not because of what we have done but because of what Jesus has done for us. Our acceptance by God isn’t achieved, it’s freely received. We, therefore, welcome people of all backgrounds, histories and hurts into our community. We celebrate the goodness of our God and not the record of our achievements. Our entire ministry – from our Sunday services to our community groups – is a celebration of God’s grace and acceptance in Jesus.

CITY-FOCUSED

Our ministry shares God’s love for the city. We believe in its beauty but also seek to heal much of its brokenness. We believe that the city is a dynamic place filled with diversity, culture and influence, but also an iconic symbol of racial and socioeconomic division. It is a place where you have million dollar lofts next to homeless encampments. Our ministry seeks to be a church comprised of people that seeks to bridge the divide by engaging in the welfare of the city. 

CROSS-CULTURAL

From Spanish missionaries, to the LA riots, to Korean-Mexican food trucks, Los Angeles’ ethnic and racial diversity has defined the city’s history and culture. Our church seeks not only to reflect the brilliant diversity of Los Angeles but also to bridge the cultural and racial gaps that exist within our city. Testifying to the power of Jesus to bring reconciliation, we aspire to be a church that brings diverse cultures, races and socio-economic groups together to demonstrate and proclaim the wonder of Jesus.

AFFILIATIONS AND BELIEFS

City Light is a church plant of the Presbyterian Church in America. The PCA is a Reformed denomination comprised of over a thousand churches within the United States and is dedicated to church planting and missions locally and globally. City Light welcomes those who are unfamiliar with Christianity and the Reformed faith. We are a church that welcomes seekers, doubters and all those on a journey of faith.

Our summary of beliefs can be found here.

THE TEAM

Reverend Dennis Kang

Lead Pastor
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Reverend Dennis Kang
Lead Pastor

Dennis has served as a minister in the Los Angeles area for more than fifteen years. After receiving his call to ministry as a student at UCLA he went on to study theology at Westminster Seminary in California. Dennis is a family man, sports fanatic and a lover of books and art. He lives in Eagle Rock with his beautiful wife Nina and their three young children. You might catch a glimpse of him running the streets of Downtown with the group he founded, the DTLA Running Group.

Brent Hodge

SUNDAY Director
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Brent Hodge
SUNDAY Director

Brent has been in full-time ministry for over 20 years; investing himself in Worship and arts ministry as well as church planting and church leadership. Brent’s passion is to see the Church living their faith out in every aspect of our daily lives, spreading the love of God to families, friends, and neighborhoods. Brent enjoys spending time in the studio creating music and driving on the 101 freeway. He and his wife Tam grew up in SoCal, married in 1991, and have two grown children, Kassidi and Dakota.

Carol Gim

CHILDREN'S DIRECTOR
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Carol Gim
CHILDREN'S DIRECTOR

Adrienne Lynch

YOUTH CLUB Director
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Adrienne Lynch
YOUTH CLUB Director

Adrienne received her teaching credential at Biola University and began her journey as an educator.  She was raised and catechized in the Presbyterian church where she served in many capacities. Adrienne is passionate about engaging Los Angeles with the beauty of the gospel, and leading young souls into a meaningful relationship with their Creator.  For fun, Adrienne enjoys longboarding, playing basketball, competing in geeky board games, and spending time out in nature.

Samuel Han

CHURCH INTERN
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Samuel Han
CHURCH INTERN

Samuel (Sam), was born in Korea but immigrated to LA at 5. After finishing elementary school, Sam moved back to Korea and graduated from middle school. Finally, Sam moved back to LA for high school, attended Azusa Pacific University, and is currently finishing his last semester at graduate school, Talbot Seminary, earning his M.Div.
Sam and his lovely wife, Sarah, are newlyweds as of February 2019. They love to do outdoor activities like fishing, hiking, or simply watching movies.

Sam has three younger brothers who he had to supervise and care for during his university years which built responsibility and character, and during his seminary years has had experience as a youth pastor and working with autistic children. Sam has a heart for families and desires to see family restoration and reconciliation. Here is a link of some of the work he has done with the autistic children and families.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CppXJAfrSyY