In 2015, Pastor Israel along with his wife and children, set out to start a church from scratch in North Orange County. They had informational meetings in their back yard and by October they were gathering people weekly for prayer and dreaming of reaching people for Christ in Fullerton. December was the preview service and March 20th, 2016 was a public launch of Branches Church OC in La Habra, a neighboring city to Fullerton.
In 2016, Temple Baptist Church of Fullerton was in need of a senior pastor. Branches, like most plants, would eventually need a permanent place. As sister churches, their common network, Pacific Church Network helped arrange the coming together of the two churches for the furthering of the gospel. We are grateful for Temple's history, their love for the Bible, their love for the name of Jesus, and the mission of God. We who are part of this local church are all benefactors of those who planted Temple all those years ago and established a local body in 1953. It is our desire that the gospel continue to be preached here in the city.
By January 8th of 2017 Temple Baptist Church of Fullerton and Branches Church OC came together to become Branches Fullerton. We are creating a culture to accomplish the mission of making disciples of Christ Jesus local and abroad individually and by laboring planting churches.