Join us for worship & stay after for pan dulce!
Sundays at 10am
Anglican worship is centered on an encounter with Jesus.
We worship in the same basic pattern that most Christians have worshipped through the centuries. We sing God’s praises, we hear God’s Word and we respond through prayers and confession. We offer ourselves to God as we celebrate Holy Communion and we are sent out with a blessing to do God’s work.
Ancient and Modern.
The new (Electronic keyboards, guitars, projection screens) and the old (chalices, candles, and incense) work together to create a worship experience that is consistent with our past and fitting for our future.
1500 N. Ave. 53. LA, CA 90042
Beauty. Goodness. Truth
In a city that often seems divided along ethnic and socio-economic lines, Gold Line Church is growing into a diverse family that welcomes everyone to the table, shares power, and celebrates each person’s gifts, story, and culture.
We began in 2014 with a small group of friends in a living room apartment. We were praying and dreaming together about a new church for Los Angeles. In 2016 we started Sunday morning worship services.
we love highland park
We demonstrate God’s goodness through partnering with schools and the local homeless shelter, and by mentoring and tutoring neighborhood youth. Our Sunday worship is mostly in English, but it also incorporates songs, readings, and prayers in Spanish, celebrating the diversity of our church and our neighbors.
we love los angeles
We seek to benefit our immediate neighbors in Highland Park, but our church has always included people from other neighborhoods along the Metro Gold Line (such as Lincoln Heights, Arts District, and Pasadena) hence the name “Gold Line Church.” With the recent addition of members from the Westside, we began a Community Group in Hollywood. Our prayer is that everyone in Los Angeles will eventually have access to neighborhood-loving church that is rooted in vibrant, sacramental faith.
Reverend janna ziegler | rector | senior pastor
Janna is one of the founding rectors of Gold Line Church. Upon completing an M.A. in Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, she was ordained to the Deaconate in 2015, and to the Priesthood in 2016. She and her husband, Jon (co-rector), have been married almost 10 years and are parents to three kids: Julia, Ana, and Martin. Prior to seminary, Janna spent 10 years teaching and doing research in the biological sciences. In addition to theological training, she holds a B.S. in Biology and M.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology.
father jon ziegler | rector | senior pastor
Jon grew up in the New Orleans area and has served in a variety of ministry capacities for over ten years. He graduated from the University of Louisiana with a concentration in Business and from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena with a Master of Divinity. Jon values his experience of growing up in the Pentecostal church, but he’s also really excited to have discovered his home in the Anglican Church. Leading Gold Line Church in Highland Park is like a dream-come-true. Jon was ordained to the priesthood in 2016. Jon also enjoys playing music, reading books, and cooking food. He lives with his wife Janna and three children in Highland Park (Northeast L.A.).
The ANGLICAN way
Ancient Future Faith
To be an Anglican is not to embrace a distinct version of Christianity, but a distinct way of being a “Mere Christian.” We strive to believe “that which has been believed everywhere, always and by all.” We belong to a world-wide Anglican Communion, constituting the third largest Christian body globally.
Anglicanism has often been described as the via media, the “middle way” between Catholicism and Protestantism. We understand Anglicanism as a reform movement in the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church that is calling the entire Church back to her roots. During the first centuries, the Church was not only sacramental and liturgical, but also lived in the power of the Spirit under the guidance of the Scriptures. Words like “charismatic,” (spirit-filled) “evangelical,” (bible-guided) or “catholic” (tradition-formed) should not be labels for various churches but rather adjectives that describe the very nature of what God intended the Church to be.
We hold to the ancient faith that was passed down by the Apostles and practiced in the early Church. This faith was summarized in the Nicene Creed and the Apostle’s Creed.
We worship using the Book of Common Prayer, a book that includes scripture readings, prayers, and daily liturgies. Our beliefs are expressed in how we worship.
Our congregation includes members from a wide variety of Christian churches. We don’t all agree on every theological issue, but we serve one Lord, Jesus Christ and are united through one baptism into God’s family. Together we strive to life in accordance with the Scriptures by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Anglican Church in North America
Members of the Anglican Church in North America are in the mainstream, both globally and historically, of Christianity – the biblically-faithful way of following Jesus and being part of the “One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.” As Anglicans, this orthodoxy is defined by and centered on our church’s classic formularies – the Book of Common Prayer, including the Ordinal, and the Thirty-nine Articles – which all point back to the authority of the Holy Bible and articulate foundational principles of the Anglican tradition throughout the world. More information about our Christian beliefs and practice can be found at the Anglican Church of North America’s website.
Churches for the sake of others
Churches for the Sake of Others (C4SO), a Diocese of the Anglican Church in North America, is a community of churches and leaders committed to nurturing existing congregations as well as planting new churches. Under the leadership of Diocesan Bishop Todd Hunter, C4SO seeks to announce, embody and demonstrate the Kingdom of God.
The new Diocese unites a community of churches and leaders located primarily in California, Kansas, Texas, and the Southeast, organized by regional deaneries. C4SO will also be involved in planting churches in collaboration with other bishops throughout the United States. Begun as a church planting movement in 2009, the Anglican Church in North America’s Provincial Council approved formation of the Diocese in June 2013.
For more info about C4SO, please visit: c4so.org
The Rt. Rev. Todd Hunter
Bishop of the Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Todd Hunter is the founding bishop of The Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others and founding pastor of Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Costa Mesa, CA. He is past President of Alpha USA, former National Director for the Association of Vineyard Churches and author of Christianity Beyond Belief: Following Jesus for the Sake of Others,Giving Church Another Chance, The Outsider Interviews, The Accidental Anglican and Our Favorite Sins.
Todd holds a Doctor of Ministry degree and serves as an adjunct professor of evangelism, leadership in contemporary culture and spiritual formation at George Fox University, Fuller Seminary, Western Seminary, Vanguard University, Azusa Pacific University and Wheaton College. He has been a Distinguished Lecturer at several institutions of higher learning. He has written articles for study Bibles, dictionaries and encyclopedias as well as for key publications such as Christianity Today, Charisma, Outreach and Ministries Today.
Todd and his wife Debbie, with two adult children, live in Southern California.