Who We ARe

Citylights Church of OC started in the Fall of 2011 from a strategic partnership with Citylights Church of Long Beach and Thanh Le Church in Westminster (now Anaheim). It was and is our hope of reaching and transforming the community we reside in.

We are shaped by our IDENTITIES, our MISSION, and our BELIEFS.


1. Because GOD is our Father, we are a FAMILY.

    We truly believe we are a family formed by God

2. Because Jesus is our LORD, we are SERVANTS

(We believe serving is not just something we do, but it is an essential part of who we are.)

3. Because the HOLY SPIRIT empowers and sends us, we are MISSIONARIES. 

(We believe we are called to go and make a difference for God in the world we live in.)

Our Mission

Love God

Love Each Other

Make a Difference


We believe in the "Historic Christian Gospel" which includes the following:

The Trinity. The One God who eternally exists as three persons: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit

The Person and Work of Jesus Christ. We believe Jesus is fully God and fully man in one person and through His incarnation, death, and resurrection He accomplishes Salvation of His people and inaugurates the Kingdom of God. We know Jesus will one day return to complete the Kingdom.

In Humanity. We believe all people are created in the image of God, but all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.

In Salvation. Since we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, we need to be reconciled to God and set free from the bondage of sin. Jesus has done his for us through His life, death, resurrection, and His future return. Salvation isn't by merit or be "good enough" for, it is simply given as a gift of grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

In the Bible. The Scripture is God's living and inerrant Word. We believe the whole Bible points us to Jesus, His Gospel, and it's implications for our lives.

    What if I don't believe or understand any of this?

    That's why Citylights Church is here. We exist to help people learn, grow, understand, and apply the gospel to their lives. Even if you affirm the gospel, there is still plenty more to learn and apply to your life.

    Therefore, we don't put forth these belief-statements as a way of saying, "You have to understand & agree with all of this to be part of us." Rather, we want to be upfront with where we are coming from. These teachings are what you will hear taught and discussed in our midst.