In 1922 the Holy Spirit led 20 women who loved Jesus to pray for the Lord to do a great work in Montebello. Montebello Christian Fellowship was established as First Baptist church of Montebello on March 17, 1923. The new congregation of 45 members first met in homes and then in the I.O.O.F Hall on Whittier Blvd. Immediately a building fund was established for the purchase of three city lots and the construction of a church building on South 7th St, which was completed in 1924.
Through the years, the property has expanded and new buildings have replaced the original structures. In 1970 Montebello Christian School (K-8) was founded and continues today to instruct students in a personalized educational setting. In 1976 a Spanish language ministry of the church was formed. Pastor Josue Duran shepherds those who prefer to worship in Spanish.
In 1993 the church's name was officially changed to Montebello Christian Fellowship when a sister church, Neighborhood Fellowship of East Los Angeles, merged with the Montebello congregation.
Believers have been sent out from this church to minister the gospel both locally and globally. Churches such as Whittier Hills Baptist Church which is now Redemption Hill (www.rhchurches.com) was planted by a group of members from this church. Redemption Hill has faithfully upheld the Word of God and has grown to over a 1,000 members and has recently added a third campus.
Over the past 90 years thousands have worshipped Jesus in this place because of the mission
by God's people to "make disciples who love God and love others."
With the help of the Holy Spirit we will continue to lift high the name of Jesus in a dark world,
by declaring the gospel and equipping saints for works of service.