Our History

T he Golden Gate Christian Reformed Church, San Francisco was founded by Rev & Mrs. Peter Yang. In August 1965, they held the first service in their living room with 16 people. Since then the church has moved to two other locations including 18th Ave YMCA and a 25th Ave house. On April 22, 1984, the church moved to its present location at 378 18th Avenue, San Francisco. A highlight of the celebration was Mayor Diane Feinstein’s declaration of April 22, 1984 as “Golden Gate Christian Reformed Church Day.” One of the reasons for this honor is the church’s active outreach community program that included the School for Developmentally Disabled, the After School Program, the Chinese School, and Agapeland. Today the church has a total membership of about 450 worshippers with a wide array of ministries for everyone in the different stages of their life cycle.There are three separate services – Mandarin, Cantonese, and English, with a pastor for each congregation. GLORY BE TO GOD!

Our Vision

We are a bridge leading people to life in Christ

Our Beliefs

1

We believe that all Scripture—consisting of sixty-six books in the Old and New Testaments—is the only divinely inspired and infallible Word of God. Scripture is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

2Tim 3:16-17  |  1Thes 2:13  |  2Pet 1:19-21  |  1Tim 4:12-13  |  Jas 1:21-25

2

We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing as three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—who are equal in power and glory. This triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all.

Deut 6:4 | Mt 28:19 | Eph 2:18

3

We believe that Jesus Christ our Lord is the Son of God—both fully God and fully man—and the Savior of the world. Through his life, death, and resurrection, he atoned for sin and made provision for the redemption of mankind.

Mt 1:18-25 | Jn 1:14;3:16 | Rom 3:25 | 1Tim 3:16 | Heb 2:9 | 1Pet 3:18

4

We believe that the Holy Spirit, the third person of the blessed Trinity, brings people into a saving relation with God, and that he is the Comforter, Sanctifier, and Guide of all who receive Jesus Christ as personal Savior.

Jn 3:3-8; 14:16-18,26; 16:8-11,13,15 | Tit 3:5 | Rom 15:16 | 2Thes 2:13

5

We believe that man was created in the image of God, for the purpose of glorifying God. We believe that as a result of the fall, sin entered into the human race as a universal condition, and that sin condemned the whole human race to death.

Gen 1:27; 3:1-6 | Rom 5:12,18; 3:10-12,23

6

We believe that repentance for sin and reception of Jesus Christ as personal Savior is the one and only way whereby sinful man may inherit eternal life.

Acts 4:12 | 1 Jn 5:12

7

We believe that the Church is the body of believers united in Christ with him as the head. The Church invisible and universal is composed of the redeemed of all ages. The local church is the visible manifestation of the invisible Church.

Acts 2:46-47 | Mt 16:18 | Eph 4:4-6,11-16; 5:23

8

We believe that baptism by water is the public confession of Christ as Savior and Lord. It is a symbol of one’s union, by faith, with Christ in death, burial, and resurrection. (Mt 28:19; Acts 2:38-41; Rom 6:3-5). We believe that the Lord’s Supper should be observed by all believers. It consists of partaking corporately of the bread and cup, in remembrance of the death of Christ for the remission of sins.

1Cor 11:23-34 | Lk 22:19-20

9

We believe that at the end of the age, the Lord Jesus Christ shall descend from heaven to redeem his people into eternal life, and to judge the wicked into eternal death.

1Pet 4:7 | Acts 1:11; 24:15 | Mt 25:31-46 | 1Thes 4:14-17

Our Mission

Worship

Praising and glorifying God

Fellowship

Growing together in God’s Family

Discipleship

Learning and living like Jesus

Serving

Loving others through active ministry

Missions

Sharing the good news both locally and globally

Core Biblical Mandates

The Greatest Commandments

And he [Jesus] said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

Mt 22:37-40

The Great Commission

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Mt 28:18-20