History of Desert Reign: In 1982 Reverend Art Huges began a bible study in his home, located at 17544 DuBarry Drive in Bellflower, CA. A few months later February 3, 1983, Pastor Don and Deborah Metcalf joined Pastor Art and Grace Fellowship Church was established. For the next five years the Masonic Lodge in Artesia served as our meeting place. Grace Fellowship Church joined with Messenger Temple in October of 1987 and became Messenger Fellowship Church. Messenger Fellowship worshiped at 16000 Norwalk Blvd. in Norwalk, CA until September 1998. In 1991 Messenger completed a major building program and God moved us to a whole new level. In 1994 being prompted by the Holy Spirit, the congregation removed itself from its denominational affiliation and in doing so Messenger was asked to surrender its building. God worked a Miracle! Just a few weeks later and only two miles away, Messenger joined Cerritos First Assembly and Desert Reign Assembly emerged. Pastor Frank Tiggs opened the doors to Cerritos First Assembly in 1974 and in 1997 led the church in a campaign to build the building we presently use. Since 1977 we have labored to have a Christian school, a Christian preschool, and the church all on one small acre. We were able to purchase a school campus in 2002. This allowed us to move our school and preschool ministry to its own home and freed us to turn our attention to relocate the church without jeopardizing those ministries.
We are founded upon the fundamental and guiding principles of the Word of God, and
the historic Christian worldview as presented in the Bible.
We believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God (II
Timothy 3:15; II Peter 1:21).
We believe in the absolute truth of the Bible.
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy
Spirit (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30).
We believe in the deity of Christ (John 10:33); His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew
1:23; Luke 1:35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15, 7:26); His miracles (John 2:11); His
vicarious and atoning death (I Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9); His
resurrection (John 11:25; I Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the
Father (Mark 16:19); His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11; Revelation
We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation, and
that men are saved only through faith in Jesus Christ (John 3:16-19, 5:24; Romans 3:23,
5:8-9; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5).
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost (John 5:28-29).
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9; I
Corinthians 12:12-13; Galatians 3:26-28).
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is
enabled to live a Godly life (Romans 8:12-14; I Corinthians 3:16, 6:19-20; Ephesians