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Intercultural Ministries

Reaching the nation within our nation

Intercultural PosterMulti-ethnic and multi cultural is the best description for the population of Southern California. Some statistics, mostly from the 2010 census describe SoCal like this:

In the L.A. Basin

  • There are 800,000 deaf
  • 192,000 are identified as blind
  • 43.2% speak something other than English at home, including Pashtu, Tibetan and Romanian
  • 27.8% is non-Hispanic white
  • SoCal has the largest U.S. populations of:
    • Filipino
    • Vietnamese
    • French
    • Native American
  • And the 2nd largest populations of:
    • Chinese
    • Russian
    • Armenian
    • Jewish

In SoCal generally

  • More non-Christian religions than in any other place in the world
  • 39.7% of the people are non-Hispanic white
  • 38.1% are Hispanic
  • Asians make up 13.6% of the population
  • Pacific Islanders are 0.5% of the population
  • Native Americans make up 1.9% of the population, mostly in So. L.A. county

The Vision and Mission of SoCal Network’s InterCultural Ministries is to be intentionally missional; always be seeking to live out God’s vision, which we believe is best depicted in Revelation 7:9-10, “After this I had a vision of a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation, race, people, and tongue. They stood before the throne and before the Lamb, wearing white robes and holding palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice: ‘Salvation comes from our God, who is seated on the throne and from the Lamb’”.Our task as SoCal Network’s InterCultural Ministries is to facilitate ministry to and with all the many people groups that are the MOSAIC that is Southern California until we all together make up that great multitude

SPrestonSteve Preston serves as our Intercultural Ministries Director. A Pastor for many years, Steve has always reached out to all people, with the church he pastored in Los Angeles representing the wide variety of people groups found here, from black to white, Hispanic to Africans. His vision is for all our InterCultural churches to work together in one ministry while celebrating the distinctiveness of their people groups and segments.

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Name: Steve Preston
Phone: (949) 252-8400
Fax: (949) 252-8435
Address: 17951 Cowan Irvine, CA 92614