Soon to be serving 7000 patients in Skid Row!


I have the privilege to help with this project called the New Joshua House, a health clinic run by Los Angeles Christian Health Centers (LACHC) with my friend Lisa Abdishoo who is CEO. I have had the chance to do some coaching with the staff and host some training events. Some quick facts about the New Joshua House:

I have the privilege to help with this project called the New Joshua House, a health clinic run by Los Angeles Christian Health Centers (LACHC) with my friend Lisa Abdishoo who is CEO. I have had the chance to do some coaching with the staff and host some training events. Some quick facts about the New Joshua House:

-7000 patients per year will be served in this new 25,000 sq ft facility

-Medical, Dental, Optometry, Mental Health and Social Services will be provided

-Located at 7th and Wall in downtown LA’s Skid Row

-Skid Row Housing Trust is building and overseeing the permanent supportive housing above the clinic.

-We were praying over the building today that God would be glorified and people would experience God’s love physically, mentally, socially, relationally, and spiritually.

I will keep you posted but likely we will have a ribbon cutting in September 2019!

More info can be be found here: http://www.ladfnewmarkets.org/index.php/joshua-house-health-center

Instagram Insecurity?

I saw this post at OverheardLA:

“LA is like real-life Instagram. You’re constantly seeing people living better lives than you.”

How do you remain sane amidst so much pressure in our lives to find value by comparing ourselves to others?

I find resting in my identity as a child of God is so important no matter where you live and what you do.

Prayer: Lord, help me to hear Your voice that I am Your handiwork and have a purpose in this life that is beyond what I do, what I have or what people say about me. Show me the opportunity today to help others see Your love and goodness. Amen.

Final sermon: “If You are the sun then I want to be a moon…”

For those who weren’t able to attend my last sermon at Union, I had it recorded and edited and it gives you an idea of what the church I led the past eight years was like: a multi-ethnic, multi-socioeconomic and multigenerational community seeking to Love God and Bless the City. Enjoy and leave a comment if it ministered to you in some way.

Pastor Tim’s last service at Union

A friend used Facebook Live to record my last service: music, prayers, sermon, etc. It was a beautiful last day at Union Church and I’ll post here on where we land in 2019!

Posted by Allie Gisel Sotelo on Sunday, January 27, 2019

Farewell to Union Church

After a challenge from Tim Keller in 2010 to serve urban centers, I have enjoyed leading and serving Union Church in downtown Los Angeles. This Sunday is my last worship service at Union and we’re going to have a special time reflecting on what God has accomplished and the continued assurance that His light will shine in and through God’s people to the neighborhoods in which we live. Join us if you’re in town! https://www.facebook.com/events/238272283722012/