The Battle for My Face
“I’ve observed the season of Lent for years,” Kristyn Ritner shares, Ecclesian and wife of lead pastor Jon. “But I admit I usually use ‘giving up’ something as an opportunity to lose weight.” But in March of 2019, it spiritually and physically shifted for her.
A Faith Not Centered On ‘Me’
Rod Hassler met his wife, Saige, at Ecclesia in 2009. After getting married, they moved to Pennsylvania until God called them back to LA in July of 2018, some seven years later. Almost exclusively for the past five years, Rod has worked as a Director of Photography. After their move, a friend offered him a job on a docuseries
The Blessing of Giving - Marie's story
Long-time Ecclesia, Marie Scanlan, was sitting in a Sunday service when she felt God nudge her with an opportunity. She was listening to another Ecclesian, Stephen Dominico, share his experience of befriending the group of people who were homeless and hung out across from the church. Stephen mentioned his friend, Michelle*, who needed makeup and clothes for job interviews.
A Winter Refuge
Every winter Ecclesia partners with other local churches and organizations to host the Winter Refuge, a much-needed shelter for Hollywood’s most vulnerable individuals experiencing chronic homelessness.
The Grapefruit Gospel
“We serve those on the streets for no other reason than for who they are in God's image, to remind them that they are loved, and that they are not forgotten. We turn food into love.”