about SFCC

San Francisco Christian Center is a fellowship of Spirit-filled believers committed to Christ-honoring worship, Kingdom-seeking prayer, Bible-centered instruction, local community service, and worldwide evangelism.

First known as New Testament Temple, the church was founded by Rev. William Keller in 1953 and was succeeded in 1954 by Rev. H.R. Bagwell as senior pastor. Rev. Bagwell changed the name to San Francisco Revival Center. Bishop Donald E. Green became senior pastor in 1966, changing the name to San Francisco Christian Center and served for 44 years before retiring in 2010. Today, Rev. Roderick Gittens leads the non-denominational, charismatic church located in the Outer Mission District.

At SFCC, celebration and adoration of the Lord is demonstrated through music, singing, prayer, drama, and the ministry of God's Word. The desire is that each person attending services at San Francisco Christian Center experience spiritual refreshing that will provoke a godly lifestyle.

Up-reach, In-reach, & Out-reach

We have often associated the various ministry teams and groups within our church as primarily focused on:

  • Upreach (worship and prayer),
  • Inreach (discipleship and fellowship)
  • Outreach (local community and worldwide)

Our goal is to work out our calling in practical ways that will encompass the full range of abilities, spiritual gifts, passions and experiences our members bring to our life and service together. The range of ministries is broad and deep from weekly support groups to yearly Christmas-in-the-streets outreaches, annual Haiti missions trips to Sunday morning service teams, from toddlers and youth to young adults and seniors. Additionally, we have developed partnerships with other churches and ministries that allow us to join hands with the greater Body of Christ for kingdom purposes here and abroad.