About Us

We are a Christ preaching, Bible believing, sinner receiving community of grace. As the Gospel heals our brokenness, God helps us through our failures as we open our lives to His protective love and the love of one another.
Relationships in our community are critical in this process and we gather in smaller groups (HUB groups, discipleship relationships, Bible classes, service opportunities) to support and pray for one another. We are humbled both by the successes and the failures in this spiritual family we call Church of the Open Door; we are enamored by the grace of God that privileges us to be a part of each other’s lives in this way.  
Church of the Open Door (COD) was conceived in the mind of Dr. R.A. Torrey, who had come to Los Angeles to start the Bible Institute of Los Angeles (BIOLA). The church was to be strictly nondenominational. Its purpose was to reach the lost of Los Angeles and was reflected in the name based on two passages of Scripture, John 10:9 and Revelation 3:8. Other pastors have included Dr. Louis T. Talbot (1932-1948) and Dr. J. Vernon McGee (1949-1970). 
For 70 years it was located in downtown Los Angeles and was identified by the Jesus Saves signs, which could be seen from all the surrounding freeways. In 1985 the church relocated to Glendora, California. The people of COD have always been a people of faith and vision. Over the years our faith and vision have guided us to accomplish great things in the name of Jesus Christ. We are praying that He will continue to allow us to make disciples of all the nations.
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Our Pastors
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Our Elders


Small Group ministries are integral to how people connect at COD every week! Each ministry serves not only the church body, but each other and our community in unique, God-honoring ways. They are avenues to access for those who want to go deeper in their walk with our Lord Jesus. They are doorways to enter for those who desire closer relationships within the COD community. They are bridges to cross for those whose hearts are seeking lives of eternal significance. Small groups at COD not only describe the weekly meetings in many homes in our local community, but also exist within the regular framework of ministry developed and nurtured by our staff, elders and lay leaders. We pray you’ll get involved in a group and invite God and others to have real influence in your life.


Church of the Open Door is committed to making disciples to Jesus Christ. This passion for making disciples sometimes leads our members to become burdened to go as disciple-makers to other countries. Together with them we begin praying that God will allow us to send them out, equipped and prepared for the challenges. When they go out we pray for them, support them financially, and stay connected to them as members of our church family who represent us and who are still in our hearts. When they return to visit we love to get reconnected, help them be refreshed, hear their stories and provide places they can minister while we are together. 
We have missionaries in Africa, Asia, South America, and North America, and have been sending missionaries out since 1916! The missions map on the wall of the downtown church was a constant reminder of the church’s heart for the world, and that heart still beats strongly for Christ’s message of hope to be shared and heard throughout the earth!
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Our Address
701 W. Sierra Madre Ave.
Glendora, CA 91741
Phone: (626) 914-4646
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Weekly Services at COD
Services at 9:00am & 11:00am in the Worship Center.
Our services usually include 6-8 singers leading modern worship and hymn arrangements along with full band. There is an emphasis on corporate praise and expository teaching from the Word of God, all in an informal, multi-generational atmosphere.
Prayer Requests?
If there is any way that we can pray for you, for your family or for your children please message us below and include your specific prayer request. Our elders and staff pray for these needs each week.