Our Mission

To reach our city with God's transforming love and power by helping people follow Jesus.

You

God loves you and has created you for a unique purpose.

Us

We are a community of people committed to love, learn, live and lead like Jesus. Reaching our city and helping people follow Jesus is our reason for being.

Him

Jesus gave all for us. His love is unwavering. His grace is sufficient. You can experience his transforming love and power.

OUR STORY

Hope Chapel of the Valley began in 1982 as a small group of young people meeting in a local drug dealer's home. They came to believe in Jesus after the tragic loss of one of their close friends to drugs and alcohol. Jeff Fischer led the meeting. He was attending Hope Chapel in Hermosa Beach under Pastor Ralph Moore which was known as the "surfer's church" where everyone was welcome to come just as they were. Jeff believed his friends needed a "church like this" in the Valley where he grew up. Ralph agreed and sent Jeff out to start a new church. Hope Chapel of the Valley was born. Jeff's rock band became the first worship team. Many friends and family began attending out of curiosity about what had changed so many people's lives. What they experienced was God's love, acceptance and forgiveness in a non-religious atmosphere. To this day Hope Chapel of the Valley remains true to its core vision: to "love you as is", to be a church that isn't churchy and to be a spiritual hospital where people are cared for, healed and transformed.

Helping People Follow Jesus

Our Beliefs

Hope Chapel of the Valley is part of the Hope Chapel movement that began out of Manhattan Beach California. We are affiliated with the Foursquare Church.

Hope Chapel of the Valley is part of a worldwide family of believers known as the Foursquare Church.  Started in Los Angeles in 1923, by the dynamic Aimee Semple McPherson, Foursquare grew to over 15,000 churches in 63 countries in its first 65 years.  As of 2016, we join with 8,557,587 members in 68,503 churches in 145 countries to bring the love of Jesus to the world.

declaration of Faith

SCRIPTURE

We believe that the Bible is God’s word, it is the true story of the world, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives. 

GOD

We believe that there is one true, eternal and living creator God who is infinitely loving, just and holy, worthy of our love and honor and exists in the unity of three equal beings: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 

PEOPLE

We believe that humans beings were created in the image of God and enjoyed perfect fellowship with Him, but that by voluntary transgression fell from innocence into the depths of sin resulting in death and separation from God.

REDEMPTION

We believe that that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God and grant forgiveness and eternal life to those who turn from their sins and believe in Him: that He lived a sinless life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.

ABUNDANT LIFE

We believe that that in order to live the abundant life that God intends for us, we need to be baptized in water and filled with the Holy Spirit who enables us to become more like Christ and empowers us with spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues. 

CHURCH

We believe in the power and significance of the Church and the necessity of believers to meet regularly together for worship, the teaching of God’s word, fellowship, prayer and the ‘breaking of bread and that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfill our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.

HEALING

We believe that “Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever” and that He wants to heal and transform us: body, soul and spirit as we seek Him so that we can live healthy and blessed lives in order to help others more effectively.

JUSTICE

We believe that the dead will be raised up and stand before the judgment seat of God and that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ in how we lived our lives. 

RESTORATION

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again (to remove evil from the world and make all things new) as He promised at an hour which no one knows so that each day should be lived in anticipation—occupying until He comes by working to spread the gospel, extend God’s kingdom and strengthen the church until that glorious day. 

Hope Chapel of the Valley is a contemporary Pentecostal church and is a member of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (ICFG).  For more info please visit: www.foursquare.org

Pastor Jeff Fischer

Jeff has been Pastoring Hope Chapel of the Valley for 35 years. He has a Masters of Arts Degree in Strategic Leadership. Born and bred in the San Fernando Valley, Jeff has a passion to see the city transformed with the love of Jesus and encourage Valley Churches to unite together for that purpose.
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                      Pastor Jeff & Lisa Fischer

Come and Worship With Us

We are an informal, come as you are church. We seek authenticity of experiencing God over an emphasis on performance and programs. You will find a sanctuary from the chaos of life as you worship with us. Bring your burdens and leave them at the altar. We promise to love you as is.