is to "Impact the World one Family at a Time."
Our Missional Focus
is to Reclaim the Lost, Regain the Unchurched, Retrain the Mind, Retain for Service, Restore to Worship,
Renew through the Spirit, Release into the World
is "to provide the family with excellent spiritual care through the ministries of our church. Our passion is to meet
every family member at the point of their need, by directing them to ministries that will equip them with
strategies for successful Christian Living.
Our 7 Core Values
Family - Worship - Globally Blended - Prayer - Loving - Fellowship - Word
Rev. Miguel and Lupe Canales
History of The Mission
Mission Ebenezer Family Church was founded in June of 1960 by Rev. Miguel and Lupe Canales, as a Spanish speaking church. It has grown from 15 to 3000 adherents since then. Principle growth came under the ministry of Pastor Isaac J. Canales. Son of Miguel and Lupe. He is happily married to Ritha Brubaker of Warren, Ohio. Ritha comes from strong Pennsylvania Dutch heritage and Assemblies of God mixed\with Christian Missionary Alliance and Mennonite roots.
The Mission has strong community ties in the great city of Carson. MEFC has been recognized frequently, both nationally and locally, for exemplary service to the community it proudly serves. Over the last 40 years it has moved, 7 times; from the projects of Harbor City to the house on Bolsa and Dominguez to Main and 2l3th, to 244th and Hawthorne, to Pastor's back yard, to Main and Torrance Blvd., and finally to Figueroa and Torrance Blvd. It has been a long Journey.
It is a Spanish and English speaking church with 5 Worship times on Sunday, drawing widely from the Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan area as well as enjoying regular mention in the media, having been featured in both the Los Angeles Times and the Daily Breeze.
It began as one of the smallest and only Spanish Assemblies in the South Bay. Over time, a switch was made to include English speaking worship for English speaking friends and family in the Spanish Congregation. Today, both language experiences are very strong. It takes five services on Sunday to accommodate the growth of this dynamic church with excellent ministries to the family. The church is located off of the major on and off-ramps of LA's major freeway system and occupies the gates of village life.
Rev. Dr. Isaac and Ritha Canales
Meet the Pastors