“Know Jesus,
Empowering Families,
Reaching Others.”
The class began as a department at First Assembly of God on California Avenue in 1991. The class started with three people. After a few weeks the class lost its teacher and David and Letty Stepp took it over.
That time has become many years, and that group of three has become a church with more than 1,000 people attending and with their own property. It is difficult to say how everything came to be what it is. Growth has not been rapid… but it has been secure. Our emphasis has always been on excellence, order. and dedication to God. It is obvious to all that this church is God’s plan and work.
In November 18, 2001, the church incorporated as Bakersfield Christian Church.
In a personal reflection, I want to say that for us the challenge of financing, buying and remodeling the church was not as great as it is to minister to all kinds of people so diverse and of so many different cultures, spiritual philosophies and cultural customs. The more the attendance grows, the greater the challenge and the responsibility. If it wasn’t for submissive, motivated, gifted and faithful members of the labor, and if it wasn’t for the great pastoral team we have, the ministries coordinators and the secretaries who organize the details, we could not achieve what we see today. Each leader and each member does what he can, but the growth comes from God. To Him we give all the glory and honor.
BCC is a strong Church in giving to Missions, supporting missionaries and children in the Child Care Schools of Latin America.
God brings the growth to Bakersfield Christian Church because He is pleased in what He sees. God continues to prosper BCC because He sees the heart of Missions that each member of this church have. There is much to do to enhance the Kingdom of God in Kern County and the rest of the world. Let us move forward in the unity of purpose. Let’s follow God’s plan for Bakersfield Christian Church.
We thank the Lord for Pastor David Stepp, who was a great servant of God and one of the founders of BCC from 1991-2014.
In Christ
Letty Stepp
Senior Pastor
Co-Founder of BCC
Senior Pastor
Administrator Assistant
Worship Director