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Who We Are

We are a church located in Torrance, California.

Branch of Hope Church has been meeting in the South Bay area for over thirty-five years. With a firm commitment to the Christian faith as revealed in the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, it is our desire to be a church living out that faith, reflecting the love of Christ and the grace of God.

We believe that a person's right standing (often called "justification") before God is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. This "justification" is apart from anything man can perform or contribute - faith itself is a gift from God. Though we believe salvation will also result in a changed life, the changed (sanctified) life is a result of God's grace; it doesn't purchase God's grace.

We believe the Holy Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments are inspired by God; infallible and inerrant in all that they teach. All statements of faith, church councils and individual Christians, no matter how prominent or successful they appear, may be wrong. The Bible is the only absolute authoritative source used by God with the power to rule over the human conscience.

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Paul Viggiano

Paul Viggiano has been the pastor of the Branch of Hope OPC since 1990.. Prior to that he was a youth pastor for St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (USA) and before that on staff with Athletes in Action-the athletic outreach of Campus Crusade for Christ. Paul has a Master's in Apologetics from Biola University, has college and high school teaching credentials, and has attended Talbot Seminary, King's College Seminary, Bahnsen Theological Seminary, Westminster Seminary and Fuller Seminary.

Paul has lived in the South Bay Area his entire life and was recently inducted into the El Camino College Hall of Fame for athletics and community service. He and his wife, Jennifer, have four children, Gabriella, Paul Jr., Sophia and Gino.

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Branch of Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church
2370 W. Carson Street, Ste 100
Torrance, CA 90501

Service Times

10:00 am
6:00 pm (our evening class meets during the months of January, March, May, July, September and November.)