About Us: Our Past, Present and Future
Portrait of George Fox and Quote

Our Past

The Religious Society of Friends marks its beginning in England, in 1652. In that year George Fox, a seeker after God and true religion in a time of corruption and compromise in the established church, received a message from God. “There is One, even Christ Jesus, who can speak to thy condition.” Fox recognized the Truth in those words: true religion that honors God is not based on grand architecture, elevated clergy or rituals, but in the simple worship of Jesus Christ, God’s Son and the Savior of all who call upon Him. Fox also believed and taught that it was - and IS - possible for every believer to personally communicate with God through Jesus Christ. It is even possible, as Jesus said, to become His friend. These are basic Christian convictions today, but they were earth shattering revelations just 300 years ago.

Our Present

At Friends Community Church in Fresno, California it is our dream and desire to take the convictions of George Fox and to live them out in a world that desperately needs to hear them. The teachings of George Fox are just as timely today as they were when he first began communicating them over 300 years ago. The reason? Because they are the same teachings that Jesus taught over 2,000 years ago. A simple faith: love God, love each other. A simple structure: listen, learn, and live out the timeless truths. A simple message: there is One, Christ Jesus, that can meet you right where you are.

Our Future

At Friends Community Church we believe that we are on a spiritual adventure to follow God and have a positive impact on our community. We are trusting God to inform us of our part of his plan and to transform us into the people he created us to be. We look forward to next week, next month, and next year as we worship God and work together to build his kingdom here on earth. We need more people willing to get out of the comfortable cushioned church seats of the church and discover God’s plan for their life and develop the heart and soul to make it happen.