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Knowing Jesus and making Him known is what Praise Chapel Orange County is all about.
Authentic, Passionate, and Innovative are words that can begin to describe our community of ordinary people that are working together to change the world. You Belong!

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getting to know us

What should i expect?

We work diligently to make Praise Chapel a church that people want to come to. Our weekend services are welcoming and encouraging. You will feel relaxed, the atmosphere will be energized, and our plans are always a bit unpredictable. We intentionally work to engage all senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, feel) to stimulate a spiritual hunger within every person that steps through the doors of our building. We contend for the Spirit of God.

We are deeply relational, and we attempt to provide a sense of belonging and connection for every person.
We are on mission to change the world one person at a time.

For more questions and answers, visit our FAQ Page.

Frequently Asked Questions

You don’t know what to expect when you show up and are hoping that it won’t stink, right? We really want your experience here at PCOC to be awesome and we work hard to make that happen. Here are a few frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

We work diligently to make Praise Chapel a church that people want to come to. Our weekend services are welcoming and encouraging. You will feel relaxed, the atmosphere will be energized, and our plans are always a bit unpredictable. We intentionally work to engage all senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, feel) to stimulate a spiritual hunger within every person that steps through the doors of our building. We contend for the Spirit of God. We are deeply relational, and we attempt to provide a sense of belonging and connection for every person. We are on mission to change the world one person at a time.
A service runs for approximately 90 Minutes.
Yes! Our friendly usher team is there to help you find a seat.
Dress comfortably. The pastor usually wears jeans and a nice shirt but you can wear a t-shirt or a tie if you want. The important thing to us is that you are able to be yourself.
Yes! There is a check-in process as you walk into the lobby. From there, you will be directed to either our Nursery/Pre-K area or instructed about when your child will join the 1st-5th grade classroom where your children will hear a lesson from the Bible in an enjoyable and age appropriate way. You will most likely meet one of the Sunday School teachers on your way into the building.
Our church is an industrial warehouse transformed into a worship center. It’s totally not your typical church building–but hey, we aren’t a typical church. So when you walk in, you’ll follow the lobby straight into our auditorium. If you happen to come early you’ll be treated to a cup of coffee from our coffee bar where you’ll be sure to make a few new friends. Stop by Guest Central in the lobby and a host will help you through the process!
We have an interesting midweek schedule. We have a general adult Bible Study that meets in our sanctuary, an exciting Student Ministry that meets in a 2nd warehouse facility, ‘The Vault’, directly across the street, and an interactive children’s club-type program called J.C. Club. It is a busy night for sure! We also have numerous small groups known as H.U.B. Groups (Helping Us Belong) meeting throughout the week all around Orange County.

Our Mission

What are we about?

Our Mission at PCOC is to change the world ONE person at a time.

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.

upcoming events

What are we doing?

ministries

Serving God in So Many Ways

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Get ready for your children (grades 1 through 6) to greet you after their class with unexpected enthusiasm! They will have experienced a biblically inspired, animated lesson taught by passionate instructors who care deeply about our youth having a solid spiritual foundation. The Orange Grove Club House is ready…along with the legendary tire swing. The only thing missing is your children!
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The Beacon of HOPE is a 503(c) non-profit Community Development Corporation purposely designed to assist local families become and remain successful. The scope of our mission is wide, including: weekly food subsidies, school supply assistance, a sober living facility for men, special holiday season helps, a safe-place youth center, the hosting of special events, and various other mission related efforts. Where social needs are found, the Beacon of HOPE stands ready to respond
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The Leadership

Meet the Pastors

Carl Friedrich

Pastor Carl is the senior pastor and founder of Praise Chapel Orange County. He has been serving our congregation for over 32 years, and is the lead visionary of our movement. Carl authored the book, ‘One, The Power to Change Your World’, which details the heartbeat and vision of Praise Chapel Christian Fellowship of Orange County.

Adam Friedrich

Pastor Adam has been a dynamic part of the PCOC staff for 22 years before stepping into the lead pastor role. His compassion for people coupled with a unique ability to expound the Word of God in a relevant and compelling manner has made him a favorite speaker to many.

Stephen Perez

Pastor Stephen serves with distinction at the Fullerton campus. His quick wit, passionate heart, and love for people make him stand out in any room. His love for God is contagious.

Danny Arellano

Pastor Danny Arellano leads the Spanish Service. Danny is known as a true servant with uncompromising character. His heart to help people grasp spiritual truth along with His easy-going personality and unique sense of humor sets him apart from the crowd.

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Schedule your 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!