our community

The Culver Palms Church of Christ is a vibrant mosaic of people representing the rich cultural and ethnic diversity of Los Angeles. Our experiences are varied, but we are united in and by the love of Christ.

our beliefs

The living God is surprising, wild, and passionate while pursuing a living relationship with us. 

The Bible is the remarkable story of God's pursuit of men and women. 

Jesus is the clearest picture of God and the Messiah promised to ancient Israel. 

God lives through the Holy Spirit in Jesus' people. 

Faith is accepting the risk of trusting God with our whole life. 

In baptism, the story of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection becomes our story of forgiveness. 

The Church is the God-given group for achieving God's loving purposes on earth. 

Racism, both systematic and individual, is a sin against humanity and God.

Racial justice and reconciliation are intrinsic to the Gospel.

The Church is a community of God's missionary people living as a demonstration of what God plans to do in and for all creation in Jesus Christ. 

God calls men and women to use their gifts in all aspects of the church's life. 

One day God will show his presence in Jesus again and all creation will be made new.

our minister

  • mark manassee

    senior minister

    Mark has served Culver Palms as Senior Minister since 2004. He graduated from Pepperdine University and has graduate degrees from Pepperdine, Emory University, and Fuller Theological Seminary. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Pepperdine. His interests include reading, biking, basketball, volleyball, great coffee, guacamole, the Lakers, Dodgers, all things U2 and spending time with his wife, Angela and son, Micah.

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