A Brief History...

Moreno Christian Assembly (MCA) held its first services June 14, 1987, with just over 2 dozen worshippers present. Pastor Richard Carlson and his family came from Valley Christian Assembly, in Palm Desert, their most recent church planting assignment.

MCA was able to purchase the property they are now located on. After about 8 weeks in the original location, the group gathered in a large single family residence, everyone able to fit in the living room. This space quickly became inadequate, and over the next several years the growing congregation had 3 challenging construction projects, culminating in the complex they now occupy.

MCA continues to grow both in numbers and impact as the church has planted many other churches throughout California and Arizona, as well as sending and sponsoring a number of missionaries around the world.


See how we view God, Jesus, the Bible, man, and many significant aspects of our faith. Firmly rooted in Scripture, the beliefs of MCA guide our decisions as a church.


The Bible to be the only inspired, infallible, and authoritive Word of God. 

(John 16:13II Timothy 3:15-17II Peter 1:21I Thessalonians 2:13) 

That there is one God, eternally existant in three persons:Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

 (Deut. 6:4, Isaiah 43:10-11, Matt. 28:18, Luke 3:22, John 14:16) 

In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

(John 1:1, 14, 20:28-29, Phillipians 2:6-11, Isaiah 9:6, Col. 2:9) 

His Virgin birth. 

(Matthew 1:18, Luke 1:34-35, Isaiah 7:14) 

His sinless life. 

(II Cor. 5:21, Heb. 4:15, 7:26-27, I John 3:5, I Peter 2:22) 

His miracles. 

(Matthew 4:23, Luke 6:17-19, John 3:2) 

His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood.

(Collosians 1:14, 20, Romans 5:8-9, Ephesians 1:7) 

His bodily resurrection. 

(I Cor. 15:3-4, Luke 24:4-7, 36-48, Revelation 1:17-18) 

His ascension to the right hand of the Father. 

(Acts 2:23, 5:30-31, I Peter 3:22) 

His presonal return in power and in glory. 

(Acts 1:11, Phil. 2:9-11, I Thess. 1:10, 4:13-18, John 14:1-3) 

That Justification by faith in the atonement of Jesus Christ and regenration by the Holy Spirit are absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful man. 

(Rom. 3:24-25, John 3:3-7, I John 5:11-13, Eph. 2:1-16, Rev. 5:9, Acts 4:23, I Cor. 6:11) 

That the prime agency for the work of God's Kingdom is the local church functioning under the sovereignty of our Lord Jesus Christ. To the church have been entrusted the ordinances of Believer's Baptism and the Lord's Supper.

(Acts 2:41-47, 16:4-5, Matt. 16:18, 28:18-20, Eph. 1:22-23, I Cor. 12:1, 11:23-26) 

In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit; which includes: the baptism in the Holy Spirit as a distinct experience from regeneration; His indwelling whereby the Christian is enabled to live a godly life; His supernatural gifting and enpowering of the church for its work, life and worship.

(Luke 24:29, Acts 1:4-8, 2:1-4, 10:44-46, I Cor. chapters 12 & 14)

In the return of Jesus Christ, to consummate His Kingdom in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved unto the resurrection of life, and those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. 

(John 5:28-29, Mark 14:62, II Thess. 1:2-10, Rev. 1:5-7, 20:4-5, 11-12) 

In the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

(John 17:11, 21-23, Romans 12:4-5, Ephesians 4:11-16)