About Us


 

History

PCOC traces its inception to 1985 when Carl and Bonnie Friedrich along with their 10 year old son Adam, left their home and business in Arizona to pioneer a new church. We opened in a small storefront building in the city of Buena Park with no members other than our immediate family. Our fledgling ministry reached out to the broken and underserved of the community and quickly grew into a viable church that has become a dynamic center of Christian influence in the community. From these humble beginnings, our church has experienced a breath of heaven upon its efforts, and one visit is all it will take for you to see for yourselves what is possible when God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary exploits for His Name.

 

 

Vision

PCOC believes God’s Word, which declares that once a person surrenders their life to Christ a brand new life begins. The founding vision is to win one person for Christ and through personal relationship develop them into followers of Jesus, so that they would reach others for the Kingdom of God. We firmly believe that every believer is important in the God’s plan of redemption.

 

Win One

To lead every ONE into a personal relationship with Jesus.

Build One

To lead each ONE into a fully devoted follower of Jesus.

Release One

To help each ONE get out what God has placed in their heart.

Meet our team

We’ve got some of the friendliest staff on the island. From the moment you step onto our property you will be transported to a paradise of incredible beauty and service.

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President

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Guest Services

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Tours

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Guest Services

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Tours

World Missions

Praise Chapel has from its inception made world missions a central focus of our vision. From an initial trip to Hermosillo, Mexico by Pastor Carl in 1985, the PCOC congregation has sent workers to pioneer churches in seven nations, and has mobilized short-term mission teams to carry the gospel to 37. Members of PCOC have the opportunity to travel to nations all throughout the world to share the message of Christ. Mexico remains a central part of our missions effort, having established fellowship of over 40+ churches. Additionally PCOC supports missionaries in Iraq, Ethiopia, Ghana, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Eastern Europe on a monthly basis.

 

Schedule a visit with us

Take a moment to schedule a visit to PCOC. One of our welcome team members will arrange for your arrival by checking your children into their age-appropriate classes, reserving special parking, and be ready with anything specific you may need. Just tell us a little about yourself and we will set it all up!! Can’t wait to meet you in person!