Who We Are
CityLight is a church community that was started as Victory Baptist Church in North Hollywood 10 years ago. We moved to Burbank a few years in, and were able to rent a church building right in the heart of the media district. The church remained small in the early years, and in the summer of 2012 ended up without a pastor. Through this difficult time, God led our current pastor, Nick Reed, and his family to take over Victory Baptist Church in the Fall of 2012. Immediately after this, we began to see God bless. In about two and a half years the church grew from around 50 to averaging 350 in attendance, with some high days over 500. We then received news that the building we were renting would be torn down due to a large construction project that had been approved. We were able to secure a new location, which is where our future campus is located at 1110 S. Victory Blvd.
This building was a blessing from God, but we still needed to build the inside in order for us to meet, which brings us to where we are today as CityLight. Over the last year and a half, we have completed 75% of the needed construction while meeting in temporary locations within Burbank. It is our prayer that we would be able to raise the needed funds within the next few months so we can begin meeting in this building by June. In our future campus we will continue to fulfill our three core values as listed below.
One of the things that made Christ’s ministry so powerful is that he loved people. He touched the untouchable and spent time with both the rich and the poor. We strive to follow the example of Jesus and love others without prejudice and judgment. Just unadulterated, genuine love.
LEARN THE TRUTH
God’s Word is full of rich and life changing truths. We believe that the answers to life’s questions can be found by studying and applying the wisdom and knowledge that we gain from the Bible. As a church, we learn through Sunday services, small group Bible studies called Life Groups, one on one discipleship, and personal accountability amoung friends.
LIVE FOR CHRIST
Cultivating a personal walk with Christ is vital in the Christians life, but this inward walk with Christ should overflow into our outward actions. We do our best to help believers identify their God-given spiritual gifts, and give them opportunities to use those gifts to serve Christ through their local church.
Nick Reed has been involved in Pastoral ministry for 10 years, is the founding Pastor of CityLight, and has a passion to reach L.A. with the gospel of Jesus. He and his wife Rachel have four children: Amy, Elisabeth, Charlotte, and Cornelia.
The Reed family has served and sacrificed so much in the past 4 years to get us where we are today. They have never claimed to be perfect, and their authenticity and humility in following God’s leading has been a huge blessing to our church family.
The address to the building is 1110 S. Victory Blvd. Burbank, CA 91502. If you have any questions about the building or would like to schedule a walk through, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (818) 736-5556.
A NOTE ABOUT CREDIT CARDS
While we allow the use of credit cards for contributions, we still strongly encourage the use of electronic funds transfer rather than credit cards. Although many pay off their credit cards each month, many also do not. We do not want to encourage someone to go into debt and pay interest on gifts given to the church. With electronic transfer, your entire gift goes to the church. When using a credit card, as much as 3% of your gift can go to the credit card company.
CAN I GIVE AS LITTLE OR AS MUCH AS I WANT?
With our current system, donations can not exceed $10,000 per transaction.
WHAT IF I MAKE A MISTAKE AND NEED TO HAVE A TRANSACTION REVERSED?
Contact the church office immediately so your situation can be handled appropriately.