Holy Chapel Missionary Baptist Church

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"I Support the Ministry of the Word"
— John 1:14

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Family-Oriented Baptist Church in Compton, CA

Come as you are; all are welcome at Holy Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Compton, CA. No one is a stranger in our congregation. Our church has served the community for over 76 years with worship services and Sunday school for all ages, youth ministry, homeless ministry, and more.

We hope you join us this week for our joyous worship services with traditional and contemporary music. There's no need for formal attire, only an open heart.

Get Involved

More members are always welcome, and we have no membership dues to keep our congregation open to all. If you feel moved to support our Christian ministry with a monetary gift, your donation will be tax-deductible. We're also recruiting volunteers for our ministry. Talk to our staff to learn more about how you can get involved and help us spread God's love.

  • Sunday Services at 7:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
  • Bible Study Every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Radio Broadcasts on KALI 900 AM Every Sunday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Meet Pastor Thomas

George Louis Thomas was born on October 27, 1951, in Los Angeles. He preached his first sermon on the fourth Sunday in January of 1975, was licensed on April 6, 1975, and was ordained January 23, 1977. By the age of 35, he had the rare distinction of having held the pastorate position of two churches, beginning with his six-year pastorate in July 1980 at the Greater Rock of Ages Baptist Church in Los Angeles, California.

Pastorate at HCMBC

In August 1986, Pastor Thomas accepted the call as pastor of the HCMBC, located at 1016 East Rosecrans Avenue in Compton, California. An ultimate testimony to his leadership and administrative ability is the burning of the church's mortgage just two years into his pastorate in 1988 and his service as the general contractor for rebuilding the church after it was destroyed by fire in February 1991. The church was ready for occupancy again in October 1993.

To meet his thriving congregation's needs, he holds two Sunday worship services, where he fervently preaches the unadulterated Gospel to the spiritual uplifting of God's people. He never preaches the same sermon twice.

With a strong emphasis on Christian education, Pastor Thomas is involved in the ongoing development of a complete and comprehensive Bible study program. He believes every Christian should be in some arm of the teaching ministry and stresses the importance of Sunday school, offering two sessions each Sunday morning. As a peerless teacher in his own right, he personally conducts Bible study each Wednesday. Soon after his pastorate began, he initiated a radio broadcast that is still a viable part of the ministry.

George Louis Thomas

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Some of his noteworthy accomplishments over the last several decades are as follows:

  • Establishment of a Full-Time, Fully Staffed Business Office
  • A Drug Ministry
  • A Day Care Center
  • A Leadership Council
  • A New Member Orientation Program
  • A Youth Program for Ages 10 Years and Up

Community Affiliations

During the past decades, Pastor Thomas has served as an advisor to several Baptist churches within the Los Angeles community, keeping congregations together who might have otherwise become scattered sheep. He has been and is supportive of many community organizations that serve to aid God's people. He was instrumental in the Southern Area Clergy Council's formulation, and he served as Executive Secretary for approximately two years.

Other affiliations include Rainbow Push, Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches, Concerned Citizens for Compton, Pastors for Compton (where he served as Executive Secretary and Vice President), and the Baptist Ministers Conference of Los Angeles/Southern California. Also, in August 2012 he founded and organized a community group of clergy called Christian Clergy United Network Action Team (CCUNAT).

Ruby Thomas


Pastor Thomas has earned the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Religion from the University of LaVerne in LaVerne, California
  • Master of Arts in Religion from the Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, California
  • Honorary Degree - Doctor of Humanities Elbon Solutions, College of Ministry - 2016


Pastor Thomas is very family-oriented and has spent most of his life married to his wife Ruby, who is also highly involved with Christian ministry. He and Ruby are the parents of three grown children and the proud grandparents of 12 grandchildren. They reside in the Los Angeles area.

Our Mission

Holy Chapel Missionary Baptist Church is a church whose primary mission is to introduce sinners to Jesus Christ through evangelism, to equip those who already know Him to know Him better and to serve Christ and His church effectively through discipleship, and to praise, honor, and glorify the living God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We are committed to understanding the evolving needs of the people, to providing excellent biblically based programs, to introducing Jesus Christ to the community, and to doing all things in an excellent manner, maximizing our resources to accomplish the greater good. More specifically, the mission is accomplished, and the purpose realized through the work of dedicated, devoted, and disciplined ministers, evangelists, and laypersons who work toward the advancement of the kingdom of God. Every teaching ministry is based on the saving work and Lordship of Jesus Christ, the centrality of His person, and the inerrancy of the Word of God. From this Life Source flows our evangelical perspective, our discipleship equipment, our ministry motivation, and our reason for being.

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(310) 537-3149

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1016 E Rosecrans Ave,
Compton, CA 90220

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