The mission of St. John Baptist Church is to glorify God among the people, so that the people may glorify God.
This will be done through growth, love, evangelism and mission.

St. John Baptist Church is a small, predominantly African-American church located in Los Angeles, CA, about a 10-minute drive from the USC campus and the Coliseum (click here for a map). For nearly 67 years we were led by our late Pastor James A. Brooks (who recently made his transition at the ripe age of 105 years old – that’s not a typo!). During Pastor Brooks’s tenure, St. John grew to be one of the most recognized and well-respected churches in the Los Angeles area, changing the lives of countless individuals and families while glorifying God to the fullest!

St. John, led by the Spirit, has decided to call his grandson, Rev. James Andrew Brooks II, as the new Pastor. Pastor James continues the legacy of St. John as a Bible-believing, Bible-preaching, Bible-teaching church. We would love to have you with us! Come by this Sunday!