Pastor Lloyd is a native Angeleno; he grew up in South Central Los Angeles and attended Alta Loma and Menlo Avenue Elementary, Foshay Jr. High and Crenshaw High Schools. He later attended Biola University, earning a business degree and more recently completed a Master of Practical Theology degree from The King’s Seminary.
Prior to entering full time ministry Lloyd served the City of Los Angeles as a police officer and sergeant, retiring as a senior detective after almost 27 years of service. Lloyd loves his wife Latonya, his three adult children and his extended family. He is passionate about serving his church family and labors to make Christ known to his larger community.
Lloyd enjoys mentoring, coaching and hanging out with others who enjoy good conversation. God has blessed Lloyd far beyond the goals he set for himself as a young person. He seeks to help others hear Christ’s message so that they might enjoy the goodness of God and walk in His favor!
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The Bible is the source of all the doctrines we teach. We believe and teach that the Bible is God-inspired, without error and authoritative regarding what it teaches about God, man, and the reality of the world we live in. We claim that all the doctrines we teach are taught in Scripture and are to be followed as such. Without the Bible we would have no doctrines to teach.
2 Timothy 3:16-17, Hebrews 4:12, 2 Peter 1:20-21
We teach that even while we were hostile to God, Jesus took our punishment on Himself, providing a pardon and reconciliation with God to all who would trust in Him.
We teach that it is impossible to do anything to earn or merit God’s priceless love; instead, forgiveness comes to us as a gift from God. We teach that by wholeheartedly repenting of unbelief and, by faith, turning to Jesus, we are reconciled to God, forgiven of our sins and have the assurance of eternal life.
(Ephesians 2:8-9) (2 Corinthians 7:10; 1 John 1:9)
We teach that the change which takes place in the heart, and the life of any person who turns to Christ is real, miraculous and lasting.
(John 1:12, 3:3)
We teach that believers are to be baptized by immersion in water in obedience to Christ’s command. We teach that baptism is our symbolic identification with Christ’s death, burial and resurrection and is a public declaration that we are followers of Christ and members of his Church universal.
We teach that every Christian is to honor God with joyful financial giving that is proportional and sacrificial according to how God has prospered them.
(2 Corinthians 8:3,12: 9:6-10)
We teach that the Holy Spirit actually takes up residence inside the believer to enable him or her to live a powerful Christian life. We also believe that the Spirit indwells the believer today in the same way He did in the New Testament times. We teach that it is God’s will that we live our daily lives dependent on the Spirit, and as we do, we will give evidence of God’s life in us.
(Acts 1:4-5, 8; 1Corinthians 12:13, Acts 2:4; Galatians 5:16-26; Ephesians 5:18)
We teach that the Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to the Christian and that all the gifts in the New Testament are still available to the church today.
(1 Corinthians 12: 1-11, 28; Ephesians 4:7-11; Romans 12: 6-8)
We teach that Jesus still heals the sick in response to the prayer given in faith.
(Hebrews 13:8; James 5: 14-16)
We teach that Jesus will return to this earth with power and will be visible to all and that His return may be at any time.
(Matthew 24: 30-31; 1Thessolonians 4: 16-17; 5: 1-2)
We teach that it is a joy and responsibility to identify ourselves with other Christians by gathering together with them in a local church.
(Acts 16:5; Hebrews 10:25, Also see sections 1-5 above)
We teach that heaven is the glorious eternal home of all those who have their sins forgiven in Christ Jesus.
(1 Corinthians 2:9; Revelation 21: 1-4; 22: 3-5)