About Us

The History of Faith Christian Assembly
Faith Christian Assembly has a rich heritage going back almost 90 years in the local area. FCA is a member of Grace International Churches and Ministries, Inc., which was originally organized as the California Evangelistic Association in 1934.  Beginning with one church, Colonial Tabernacle, located in Long Beach, CA, and led by Pastor O.C. Harms, Colonial was the mother church for CEA. Pastor Harms began training couples as they were called into Pastoral ministry, and sent them out from Colonial Tabernacle to other cities in Southern California to plant churches. Soon churches were planted in Oregon and Washington as well, and the organization changed its name to Christian Evangelical Assemblies.
The Colonial Tabernacle church property was eventually sold, and the congregation moved to Bellflower, California, to merge with another CEA church that received a name change to Faith Christian Assembly, where Pastor Gwyn Vaughn and his wife Ginny took over the pastorate. In the meantime, continued growth of Christian Evangelical Assemblies prompted another name change to Grace International, to reflect not only the organization’s churches in 15 states, but also now in many nations of the world.   
After several years in Bellflower and still under the leadership of Pastor Vaughn, Faith Christian Assembly relocated to Seal Beach, CA, where it now resides and continues to thrive after 22 years. In May 2021 after leading FCA for   29 years, Pastor Vaughn and Ginny retired, and since then FCA has been under the leadership of his daughter and son-in-law, Pastor Sheri and Gary Leming.
Through these same years, Grace International, grew to where it is today, with more than  4400 churches - both in the United States as well as in many nations of the world. It is now headquartered in Houston, TX, and overseen by an Executive Team and a Board of Directors, including as President Pastor Steve Riggle.  Pastor Sheri Leming serves on the Grace International Missions Board and on the Grace SoCal District Committee. Pastor Sheri will be the keynote speaker at the 2022 Grace International Women’s Conference this August in Durban, South Africa.
Come visit us at Faith Christian Assembly where you will find rich Biblical teaching, our heritage is still honored, and the congregation is welcoming, warm and friendly!