Bel Air Presbyterian Church
is a Christian megachurch
located in the Bel Air
neighborhood of Los Angeles
. The church is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church
currently averages more than 3,000 in attendance each weekend.
Since its founding in 1956, Bel Air Presbyterian has become one of the largest churches in Los Angeles. The church's motto is Making Los Angeles the greatest city for Christ
. The church is located at 16221 Mulholland Drive
, on a hill overlooking the San Fernando Valley
The original sanctuary organ
was a four-manual, sixty-eight rank mechanical action pipe organ by Casavant
. It was seriously damaged, mostly by water leakage, in the 1994 Northridge earthquake
. It was later rebuilt as a pipe combination instrument with a digital console from Rodgers Instruments
Corporation, in protest of which Casavant declared it to be "destroyed" and stricken from their register of surviving instruments. At the time of its rededication, it was one of the world’s largest digital/pipe combination organs in the world.
In 2007, the church completed a $12 million dollar campus expansion program, The Campaign for Bel Air: Phase I
, which included the two story Education Building, Discipleship Center, and Administration Building, including staff offices with views overlooking the The Valley
Former Senior Pastors include Dr. Louis H. Evans Jr., Dr. Michael H. Wenning, and Dr. Donn D. Moomaw
. Dr. Moomaw gave the invocation at President Ronald...