Welcome to Chatsworth Foursquare Church!
Founder and Pastor Carl Burns graduated from Life Bible College in 1952, from which he had received an appointment to pioneer a church in Chatsworth. A double garage at 21718 Devonshire Blvd., was available for use in holding services. The first Sunday, February 10, 1952, Carl had prepared a sermon for a full house. He and his wife Georgine had knocked on doors, inviting everyone with whom they came in contact. Dressed in their best, were Carl, Georgine and little son, Steve; also Carl’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Burns. They opened the service with the usual prayer and song…No piano player, no people! The service continued and Carl preached his sermon to his little family.
The following Sunday two ladies came, and from then on the church grew little by little. It was in 1953, that daughter Karen was born, and in 1954 they rented the American Legion Hall, now growing to about sixty people.
In 1956, they ventured into a building project and purchased a lot at the present location. A portion of the present building was erected with seating capacity of 150 people.
After five years of growing, in 1961, the building was expanded to seat 416. There was a need for class rooms for the Sunday School, so In 1967, a two story Educational Sunday School Annex was built with adequate room for all classes, a kitchen, rest rooms, fellowship hall and nursery. Two adjoining lots were purchased in 1969, for parking, youth meetings and playground. In 1977, the church was again expanded and redecorated.
In, 1983, Jerry Moreno started attending Chatsworth Foursquare Church. He soon got involved in choir, and began helping in the youth ministry. Pastor Jerry Moreno is a graduate of L.A. Valley College with an Associates Degree in Administration of Justice. He also graduated from Cal State Univ. Los Angeles with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Political Science.
In addition he’s a graduate of LIFE Bible College with a Bachelor of Theology Degree. He served as Youth Pastor at Chatsworth Foursquare Church (CFC) from 1983-1989. He served as Assistant Pastor at CFC from 1986-1989. He has served as Pastor of Chatsworth Foursquare Church since August 14, 1989. He is also currently serving as Divisional Superintendant for the Pacific Coast and Valley’s District of Foursquare Churches in the West San Fernando Valley.
He has been married to his beautiful wife Juliet since November of 1986. He and his wife have one daughter. Pastor Juliet Moreno serves as the Administrator of all church activities. She is the leader of the “West End” young adult ladies group. She is the worship team leader, sound team leader and is responsible for scheduling all social and calendar events that take place at the church. She also is involved with our youth worship & youth ministry.