More Welcoming Churches


The following list includes those churches that have identified themselves as welcoming of API LGBT persons. Some of these are mixed congregations and some are congregations serving in Asian and Pacific Islander Communities. Please contact GRACE for inclusion on this list.

Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco. “We pledge to do our best to be intentional in building relationships with the API LGBT community, and in including API people as leaders in our community and worship services.” We seek to be a House of Prayer for All People and a Home for Queer Spirituality. We see a transformed world, where every life matters and every person belongs. Sunday Worship Services at 11:00am and 7:00pm; Taizé Services Wednesday at 7:00pm. 150 Eureka Street (in the Castro between 18th & 19th Streets), San Francisco, California.

United Church of Hayward, an Open and Affirming Congregation. 30540 Mission Blvd., Hayward, CA 94544. Pastor Rev. Kathryn Schreiber.

Arcadia Congregational United Church of Christ, 2607 S. Santa Anita Ave. Arcadia, CA 91006 (626) 447-8053


Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists Churches – members of the association of Baptist churches (primarily American Baptist) that are inclusive, welcoming and affirming.

Affirmation organization of GLBT United Methodists – Gay-Welcoming Congregations throughout the country listed by state and denomination.

Dignity USA organization of GLBT Catholics

Evangelicals Concerned organization of Evangelical Christians

The Franciscans of Divine Providence is a union of the Franciscan Friars and Sisters of Divine Providence – an LBGT affirming, Ecumenical, Independent Catholic Religious Orders of Priests, Brothers and Sisters.

LGBT welcoming church listings by

Gays for God – GLBT Directory of Faith Communities – Congregations and faith networks. In your area, there are congregations that affirm gay people of faith. Find them by denomination/religion or by location.

Grace Online – an affirming Christian community welcoming all to partake in the freely-given grace of Jesus Christ. We exist to proclaim God’s unconditional love to all and to provide fellowship, friendship and spiritual opportunities to those seeking it.

Integrity Partners Affirming Episcopal Congregations

Lutherans Concerned organization of GLBT Lutherans and Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries (ELM)

More Light Presbyterians seeking the full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of faith in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA)

Open & Affirming Ministries – Disciples of Christ Churches

Reconciling Ministries Network – Provides the ability to search 1,416 local churches, 55 campus ministries, 37 Judicatories, and seven national and international ministries that have publicly declared themselves welcoming of lesbian and gay people

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