Rick & Pam Wright
|The Gathering Place began as Harvest Rock Church (HRC ) of Hollywood in October 2001.
Founders and Senior Pastors of Glendale Vineyard for 15 years, Rick and Pam Wright then
joined HRC Pasadena's pastoral team where they provided oversight to many of the
Harvest International Ministries churches.
Returning home from a 1998 ministry trip to Europe, the Lord moved upon Rick's heart to
intercede for Hollywood, and as a result, the vision for a new church was born. Numerous
confirmations and prophecies followed, along with an increasing desire to see the Lord's
glory and power bring transformation to this strategic area. The Lord spoke to Rick that
He'd come to Hollywood and Los Angeles as He had come to the woman at the well
(John 4:1-26), redeeming her past and giving her an evangelistic voice, that she might
declare to everyone what Jesus had done for her.
The Gathering Place first met in Westwood until the Lord directed us to Studio City in
October 2005 where we held services at The Sportsmen's Lodge. We then moved to our
current meeting place in North Hollywood at The Beverly Garland Holiday Inn.
OUR CORE VALUES
WORSHIP We believe we're to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind, and
strength. Mk 12:30.
RELATIONSHIPS We believe we're to love others as we love ourselves and that we will
be known as Jesus' disciples by our love for one another. Mk 12:31, Jn 13:35.
FAMILY CHURCH We believe we're called to nurture and minister to single people,
married couples and families. Ps 68:6, Mal 4:5-6.
PRAYER We believe in the power of personal prayer, small group prayer, and in special
corporate prayer meetings. Prayer allows us to partner with God's work on the earth.
CHRISTLIKENESS We believe in developing and living in the fruit of the Spirit, having
the beatitudes formed in us, the divine life of Christ flowing through us, and being
conformed to His image. Gal 2:20, 5:22-23, Mt 5:3-12, Col 1:27, Jn 15:1-7, Rom 8:28-29.
SPIRIT-FILLED LIVING We believe in being filled with the Holy Spirit continually and
following Him into each new move of God. Acts 1:8, 2:1-4, Eph 5:18.
EQUIPPING THE SAINTS We believe in the fivefold ministry of apostles, prophets,
evangelists, teachers for the equipping of the saints, that every member will function in
their calling as part of the local body of believers. Eph 4:8-11.
RESTORING THE MINISTRY OF JESUS We believe in the restoration of the full
Gospel message with power, signs and wonders, healing, and deliverance as
demonstrated by the Lord through the early church. Is 61:1-3, Jn 14:12, Mt 24:14,
WOMEN We believe we have a special calling to release women in ministry. Joel 2:28,
OUTREACH We believe in the Great Commission. We believe in local, national, and
international evangelism and missions. Acts 1:8.
A MULTI-GENERATIONAL REVIVAL We believe God is reviving young and old
together and healing the generation gaps, thus breaking curses on the earth. Mal 4:5-6,
EXALT GOD by coming into His presence with exuberant and passionate worship as we
express our love to Him.
ESTABLISH A CARING COMMUNITY by becoming a family and providing a place
where every individual can find forgiveness, healing, and love.
EQUIP THE SAINTS so every member of the church discovers and develops their
spiritual gifts and moves into their unique, God-given calling.
EXTEND THE KINGDOM by doing our part in evangelizing the world and
demonstrating the Gospel of Christ in word and deed. We hold church-planting and
missions as priorities in order to reach the lost and hurting world with the love of Jesus.