Our Ongoing Journey of LGBTQIA+ Inclusion

Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles has been on a journey of LGBTQIA+ inclusion since 2007. In the summer of 2013 our church began a congregational discernment process (CDP) to seek God’s leading on how we should love LGBTQIA+ Christians and seekers. This 2014 document (CDP Statement) details the reflections and findings from the congregation, board, and ministry staff. God has since led us to embrace Christians who identify as LGBTQIA+ into our church family and membership (Membership & Service). We are currently in the process of resolving this journey’s next step – how the staff will address LGBTQIA+ weddings at Evergreen (we are currently not officiating LGBTQIA+ weddings). We invite you to be in prayer for our congregation’s diverse unity as we seek God’s direction for the future!