metro community

Over the years, Metro has been actively ministering throughout the Westside of Los Angeles.

In our vision, Metro is organized along the lines of the various village communities that make up the Westside of Los Angeles. Our approach is to be active in these communities by praying for the neighborhoods, building relationships, and meeting in homes and in coffee houses, In this neighborhood model, we both love one another out in public settings and we love our neighbors close to home. In John 13:35, Jesus said, "By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." We believe God loves the world through us, His church. 

The list below highlights Metro's history on the Westside.

santa monica

 Metro's home base  is located in Santa Monica. We have been actively ministering in this city for over 20 years, including establishing both our first and current church office here. The list below highlights some of our history in Santa Monica. 

  • 3/1991-3/1995 – Sunday Services at Seventh Day Adventist Church at 19th/Arizona
  • 6/1992-6/1995 – 1st real church office – 4th Street
  • 3/1995-7/1998 – Sunday Services at Will Rogers Elementary School, 14th Street
  • 6/1995-6/1996 – Church office at 1630 Ocean Park Blvd
  • 3/1996-6/2002 – Metro opens and operates a coffee house called Metro Rags and Java
  • 2001-2002 - Philosopher's Cafe launches at Mstro's coffehouse (MRJ)
  • 6/1996-4/1998 – Church office at Santa Monica Community Church on 14th/Arizona
  • 4/1997 – Held the Easter Service in the Santa Monica High School Auditorium
  • 1/1997-6/2002 – Monthly Jesus' Jam worship events occur under Metro's spiritual covering
  • 4/1998-4/2001 – Church office at 1800-B Berkeley Street - Santa Monica Studios
  • 4/2001-1/2005 – Church office at 3019 Olympic Blvd - Santa Monica Studios
  • 7/2001-6/2002 – Sunday Services at 3024 Olympic Blvd - Soundstage - Santa Monica Studios
  • 6/2002-11/2002 – Sunday Services - under a tent in the parking lot - Santa Monica Studios
  • 11/2002-3/2004 – Sunday Services at Four Points Sheraton – 4th/Pico
  • 3/2004-11/2010 – Sunday Services at John Adams Middle School – Pearl Street
  • 1/2005-7/2008 – Church office at 1231 4th Street
  • 7/2008-11/2010 – Church office moved back to 14th/Arizona
  • Over the years – Partnering church with Thanksgiving Day Outreach at SM Civic Auditorium
  • Over the years – Metro Christian Academy
  • Over the years – Outreach at 3rd Street Promenade
  • Over the years – Prayer meetings, walks, drives, rides (Bikes and buses)
  • Over the years – Community Groups – many locations 
  • Over the years – Pastor Steve becomes one of the Chaplains for SMPD
  • Over the years – Men’s Groups - (Nat’s, Fromin’s, Omelet Parlor)
  • Over the years – Men’s Discipleship - (Nat’s, Galliagos, Urth Caffee)
  • Over the years – Partnerships with many churches and ministries
  • Over the years – Worship LA events with ACTS, Trinty
  • Over the years – Christmas Eve Services with Trinity Church of Santa Monica
  • Over the years – Good Friday Services at the beach
  • Over the years – Women's Bible Study (Thursdays)
  • 11/2009-11/2013 – Sunday Services and church office at 1420 Yale Street
  • 2/2010-12/2013 – Second Saturday Outreach 
  • 8/2011-12/2013 – 9am beach service at Santa Monica Beach (11am at Yale Street)
  • 6/2012-9/2012 – Open Forum Discipleship Summer Series at 1420 Yale Street
  • 1/2013-11/2013 - Metro Collaborative at 1420 Yale Street.
  • 2/2013-11/2014 – Santa Monica Prayer Group at 604 Arizona Ave
  • 6/2013-8/2013 – Multiply Summer Mid-Week Study at 1420 Yale Street
  • 10/2013-2/29/16 – Church office and Metro Collaborative at 604 Arizona Ave
  • 11/2013-11/2015 – Sunday Services at 604 Arizona Ave
  • 12/22/2013 – Metro Christmas Service at Annenberg Community Beach House
  • 4/18/14 – Good Friday Service at the beach
  • 5/25/14 – Mobile Church Service (on the sand at Annenberg Beach House)
  • 7/16/14-9/3/14 – Summer Midweek Gathering at 604 Arizona Ave
  • 8/31/14 – Community Fun Day (Block Party) - Clover Park, Ocean Park Blvd
  • 9/28/14 – Mobile Church Service - Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Avenue
  • 12/7/14 – Metro Christmas Party - 604 Arizona Avenue (Rooftop)
  • 12/21/2014 – Metro Christmas Service - 604 Arizona Avenue
  • 4/3/15 – Good Friday Service at the beach
  • 6/24/15-8/26/15 – Summer Midweek Gathering at 604 Arizona Ave
  • 8/30/15 – Homeless Outreach
  • 12/6/15 -  Sunday Service at Santa Monica Library
  • 12/6/15 – Metro Christmas Party - 604 Arizona Avenue (Rooftop)
  • 12/13/15 - Mobile Church Service at Tongva Park
  • 12/20/15 - Metro Christmas Service at Santa Monica Library Auditorium 
  • Over the years-present – Life Groups
  • 12/2015-present - God provided a building for us at 603 Arizona Avenue that we named Metropolis 
  • 12/2015-present – Sunday Services at 603 Arizona Avenue
  • 3/1/16-present - Church Office and Metro Co-Lab at 603 Arizona Avenue
  • 6/5/16-present - Metro Cafe at Metropolis - 603 Arizona Avenue (Metro opens it's 2nd coffee house in Santa Monica)
  • 2/25/17 - Metropolis Grand Opening Party at 603 Arizona Avenue
  • 3/2/17-6/29/17 - Philosopher's Cafe at Metropolis (Thursdays)
  • 3/3/17-6/30/17 - Live Music at Metropolis (Fridays)
  • 4/16/17 - Community Easter Celebration at Metropolis (603 Arizona Avenue)
  • 5/14/17 - Mother's Day Service at Metropolis (603 Arizona Avenue)
  • 6/18/17 - Father's Day Service at Metropolis (603 Arizona Avenue)
  • 7/2/17 - Freedom Celebration BBQ at Metropolis (603 Arizona Avenue)
palisades

We have a long history in Pacific Palisades, including that it was (20+ years ago) and currently is the residence for Pastor Steve and Tamara Snook and the kids! 

  • Steve and Tamara Snook's Residence – 20+ years ago
  • Steve and Tamara Snook's Residence – Again today
  • Over the years – Bible study / leadership meetings (Kathy’s place)
  • Over the years – Prayer walks, etc.
  • Easter at Temescal camp
  • Over the years – Partnering church for the Easter Sunrise Service at Will Rogers State Beach
  • Over the years – Good Friday Services at Will Rogers State Beach
  • Over the years – Community Groups
  • 6/2102-1/2013 – Metro Palisades 9am Beach Service
  • 3/31/2013 – Easter Service in the park at Temescal Gateway Park
  • 4/2013-12/2013 – Second Saturday Outreach 
  • 3/30/2014 – Mobile Church - Community Fun Day at Palisades Recreation Center
  • 4/20/2014 – Easter Service in the park at Temescal Gateway Park
  • 7/27/2014 – Mobile Church - Beach Day & Baptism at Will Rogers State Beach
  • 4/5/2015 – Easter Service in the park at Temescal Gateway Park
  • 10/30-11/1/2015 - Metro Fall Retreat at Temescal Gateway Park
  • 11/1/2015 - Special Mobile Church Service at Woodland Hall, Temescal Gateway Park 
  • 3/27/2016 – Easter Service in the park at Temescal Gateway Park
  • Over the years – Life Groups
grove / LA

Metro's very first bible study met in this area over 20 years ago! We currently meet in the community room at Farmers Market on Sunday evenings at 7pm. The list below highlights some of our history in this area. 

  • 1989-93 – Metro’s 1st Bible Study – Curson
  • 1st office and residence
  • 1st Men’s Group/Accountability – Farmers Market (Kokomo)
  • 1990 - Metro’s 2nd Bible Study –  Beverly Center
  • Prayer meetings  – W. Hollywood
  • Over the years – Prayer walks (Melrose, Santa Monica, Roxbury, Bus to Ktown)
  • Boys Town Outreach – W. Hollywood 
  • W. Hollywood Bible Study – 40+
  • 1/1997-6/2002 – Monthly Jesus' Jam worship events occur under Metro's spiritual covering 
  • 11/1998 - Metro Hollywood begins Sunday night meetings – Plummer park (2 x's churches planted)
  • Partnership – Calvary Hollywood
  • Men’s Breakfast – Larchmont, Norms, Kokomo, Mel and Roses
  • 9/2009-4/2011 - Farmers Market Fellowship - Mid-week  - Farmers Market Community Room
  • 4/2012-6/2013 – Metro Grove Fellowship - Sunday nights - Farmers Market Community Room 
  • 4/2013-12/2013  Second Saturday Outreach  
  • Over the years – Life Groups
west LA

Metro's very first Sunday service was in this area over 20 years ago. We have been actively ministering here ever since. The list below highlights some of our history in the West LA area.

  • Easter 1990  Metro's 1st Sunday Service – Roxbury Community Center
  • 4/1990-3/1991 – Sunday Services at  Roxbury Community Center
  • Metro’s 3rd Bible Study  –  Bel Air
  • 12/1997 – Held the Christmas Service at the Wadsworth Theatre on the VA Campus
  • Over the years  –  Prayer walks & meetings
  • Metro office – residence – Gayley
  • 4/2012-12/2013  – Young Adults Group
  • 4/2013-12/2013 Second Saturday Outreach
  • 2/2014-6/2014 – West LA Prayer Group
  • Over the years – Life Groups   
venice / marina del rey

We have been actively ministering here for many years and currently have bible studies for men and women that meet in this area. The list below highlights some of our history in Venice.

  • 4/1998 – Held the Easter Service in the Mark Twain Middle School Auditorium
  • 7/1998-7/2001 – Sunday Services at Mark Twain Middle School
  • 2000s – Outreach Concert – Venice Pavilion
  • 2000s – Café Collage – Monday mornings
  • 2000s – Café Collage Bible Study
  • 2000s – Venice Beach Bible Study (Venice vision)
  • 2000s – Easter annual paddle out prayer
  • 2000s – Prayer paddle outs, walks, rides
  • 2000s – Outreach – Church on Beach, Music festival, 1st Fridays
  • 2000s – Walking on Water Outreach – Electric Lodge
  • 5/2011-12/2011  – Venice Beach Home Group meets at Venice apt.
  • 12/2011-1/2012  – Metro Venice midweek Bible Study goes public (Peets/Abbot’s Habit)
  • 1/2012-8/2012 – Metro Venice Fellowship meets at Electric Lodge (Wednesdays)
  • 2012 – Worship and prayer night
  • 4/2012 – Outreach Concert w/ Chelsea Moon – Electric Lodge
  • 5/2012 – Men’s Prayer Walks / Outreach- Abbot Kinney, Venice Boardwalk
  • 7/2012-9/2012  – Metro Venice Fellowship meets at Oakwood Park on Sundays
  • 9/2012-6/2013 –  Metro Venice Women's Bible Study
  • 1/2013-7/2013 – Men's Fellowship on Thursdays mornings  – Toms, Abbot Kinney
  • 7/2013 – Outreach Concert w/ Savannah Moon - Electric Lodge
  • 7/2013 – The Meaning of Life? (outreach event) - Electric Lodge
  • 1/2013-11/2014 – Men’s prayer walks on Thursdays mornings – various locations
  • 4/2013-12/2013  – Second Saturday Outreach
  • 7/2013-9/2013 – Men's Breakfast Club on Thursday mornings – various locations 
  • 8/2013-3/2016 – Men's Group on Thursday mornings – Toms, Abbot Kinney
  • 12/8/2013 – Metro Christmas Party - Electric Lodge  
  • 6/29/2014 – Community Fun Day - Alla Park, Marina Del Rey
  • Over the years - Life Groups
  • 2/2014-present - Venice Prayer Group - Intelligentsia Cafe, Abbot Kinney