Our Mission

The great commission

Go into all the world and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Populate Heaven, and Plunder Hell. Winning our city, LA for Christ & winning our world!

Our Leaders


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Pastors Mel and Desiree Ayres


At In His Presence Church you will find that our leadership team is unlike any other. Pastor Mel Ayres moved to southern California in 1977 where he had a successful acting career for 10 years. He met his wife, Pastor Desiree Ayres in an acting class, and she eventually went on to become one of Hollywood’s most successful stuntwoman. After marrying in 1983 and finding continued favor in their careers they began to feel the call of God to leave the Entertainment Industry and launch out into ministry.

Several other Leaders and Staff members also come from an entertainment background and have partnered with IHPC with the desire to help preach the Gospel throughout the entire world.

Our Staff



DENNIS & GLADYS DODD

STAFF MANAGERS / DIRECTORS OF HELPS


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nIKITA BYANJERU

YOUTH DIRECTOR WORSHIP ASSISTANT

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CHRISTINE RODELA

ASSISTANT TO PASTORS MEL & DESIREE

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ADE FAFOWORA

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE


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ERIONA GRABOCKA

YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS MINISTER

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ERIC CARRANZA

EXECUTIVE LEADER ASSISTANT TO HELPS

Loving God. Loving People.

Our Beliefs

We desire to share the gospel of Jesus Christ to all of Los Angeles while making mature disciples resulting in global evangelism.

In one God, eternal existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit
The Bible, in its entirety, is the Divinely inspired, only infallible, authoritative Word of God. All Scripture, is inspired by God, and it was written by human authors under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the final source for how to live life and what to believe.
The virgin birth of Jesus Christ, is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. He lived a sinless life, and was the perfect sacrifice to atone for our sins. He rose from the dead, declaring His victory over death, hell and the grave. He has ascended into heaven, where He is now seated at the right hand of the Father.
All have sinned and come short of God’s glory and are in need of forgiveness which is solely available through the shed blood of Jesus.
Through repentance and confession of sins to God, every person is forgiven and cleansed from all unrighteousness and is given eternal life.
Water baptism is an outward symbolic sign and testimony that demonstrates that Jesus died for our sin and was raised by the power of the Spirit. In baptism we are identifying with His death and resurrection.

In the regular observance of the Lord’s Supper.
Healing is provided by Christ’s redemptive work on the cross.
The baptism of the Holy Spirit, with initial evidence of speaking in tongues, will be given to every believer who asks. In addition, every believer is filled with, and empowered, by the Holy Spirit to live a sanctified and holy life. The believer is also to be a witness for Christ.
In the personal and imminent return of the Lord.
Resurrection of both the saved and the lost; believers to everlasting life and unbelievers, to separation from God.

Preach the Gospel

Witness Jesus

Win Souls

Make Disciples