Life Bible Fellowship Church began as a home Bible study in 1971 during the “Jesus Movement” sweeping through Southern California. Our founding pastor was Ray Schmautz, former linebacker for the Oakland Raiders. Due to Ray’s hectic schedule as a seminary student, we weren’t able to meet until 10 o’clock at night, and would often go until 1 in the morning.

But people kept coming to this small Bible study, and soon it wasn’t very small. We had to relocate to a larger facility—a refurbished chicken coop at the Houtz Egg Ranch in Alta Loma. We eventually moved again to Sweeten Hall, a condemned school building. We purchased our current property in 1977, which had initially served as a retreat center for Hollywood socialites. We worshipped for many years in the lodge (now The Garage), and then built our worship center in 1997.

For over 50 years, God has transformed families and the lives of people through the ministry here at LBF. We hope that as we celebrate this milestone with you during this season, not only will we look back on all He’s done to make a difference in your life but also what he’ll do next!

You’re invited to Sunday Service and to Life Bible Fellowship Church’s 50th Anniversary Open House

Date: Sunday, October 10th

Services: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the Worship Center

  • Join us for a special Sunday Worship Service that celebrates God’s goodness over 50 years at LBF
  • LIFEkids is available only during the 11 a.m. service

Open House: 4-7 p.m. at Life Bible Fellowship Church

Come back anytime between 4-7 p.m. for the 50th Celebration Open House, and walk down memory lane!

  • Small plates and dessert served throughout the evening! Try them all!
  • Guest speakers from throughout the history of LBF
  • Live Band featuring songs from the decades and special guest singers
  • Interactive art installations to leave your mark on LBF Church
  • LBF Photos from the Vault
  • LBF Videos from the Vault
  • Kids Club for children: Nursery – 3rd grade from 4-7 p.m. (with dinner included), register your child below
  • Giveaways and special LBF Swag to purchase
Register for Kids Club