In year 1990, we began our journey with just a few believers.
When we first started meeting together, we were not very clear as where God would bring us, but one thing was clear that we had the high calling to start an Indonesian church that was Non-Denominational and led by the Spirit of God, in Concord area, and we believed in The Kingdom Principles. Meaning, ‘a church’ that is not just to gather the people to have a Sunday Service Program, or to have religious activities or to be religious.
Then, God connected us with Pr. Paul Pitoy, a lead Indonesian Pastor, then from Bible Temple, in Portland-Oregon. And, now a travelling pastor at Portland City Blessing Church, in Portland-Oregon.
We truly believe that the Body of Christ is supposed to be built on the foundation of The Rock of Christ, and the purpose of It (His Body) is to enlarge His Kingkom, and not to enlarge certain denomination, as per God’s Great Commision.
We gave the full authority to the Spirit of God to lead us and to teach us to build an intimate relationship with the Almighty through Holy Living, because that is what God has intended for all of us to do in His Will.
(1 Peter 1:16; Luke 10:27; Matt.22:37; Deut.6:5; Lev.20:26; Lev. 11:14), and to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth (John 4:24).
Since we did not have a church building, we held the meeting at Robert and Jeanette White’s house in Concord, on by-weekly basis and the gathering of which was called “Agape Indonesian Fellowship“.
Pastor Paul Pitoy and his team faithfully and obediently fulfill the call of God to minister and to start the Fellowship in Concord for years.
It did not take that long after the outpouring movement of the HS, that the house was no longer big enough to house more than 60 people (mixed Americans & Indonesians), who came from as far as South San Francisco, San Jose and Folsom City.
In 1997, by the grace of God, we moved to and were adopted by the Harvest Church, which was then led by Pr. Gary Gilnette, as the lead pastor. He was so gracious to embrace us as their Indonesian Ministry. Amazingly, God had put us together since we were under the same umbrella of ‘Ministry Fellowsip International‘; and our church was then called, ‘Harvest Indonesian Ministry‘ (HIM), and still led by Pr. Paul Pitoy, as a lead Indonesian pastor of Bible Temple, in Portland, Oregon. Gradually God revealed His plan to the elders and the pillars of the church that it was much more effective for Fresno and Sacramento to support us due to distance & cost, compared to Portland;
The Lord planted CCBC in Concord, California in 2001.
In late March 2001, at the residence of White’s family, Pr. Paul Pitoy – Pr. Paulus Kristanto – Pr. Hermanto Anggono – Robert White – Jeanette White held a special meeting to overturn HIM to Fresno City Blessing Church Group.
And, In April 9, 2001 the first pillars meeting was held in Fresno led by the lead pastor of FCBC (Fresno City Blessing Church), Pr.Paulus Kristanto and Pr. Hermanto Anggono as the mission pastor from Sacramento City Blessing Church (SCBC), and we named the church as “Concord City Blessing Church“, where the latters are now holding the position as ‘the pastors‘, ‘the covering‘, and ‘the board‘ of the present Concord City Blessing Church (CCBC) of California, located in Pleasant Hill, which is led by Ev. Jeanette White.
And through God’s endless faithulness and kindness to CCBC, God had used His servant’s heart, Pr. Bill Mathews, a senior and lead pastor of Oak Park Church, to share the space to the Indonesian Concord City Blesing Church, to exalt and worship God in bulding D, at Oak Park Christian Center, in Pleasant Hill.
We give all the glory and honor to our God, Jehova!
Concord City Blessing Church
Service Every Sunday – 5.30 PM
First Presbyterian Church Building – Fireside Room #107
1965 Colfax St, Concord, CA 94520