Who we are
We’re glad you’re here! Legacy is a unique kind of church. It’s not a program or a place, but people — people who all share a couple of life-altering beliefs.
- We believe that what has happened in the past is less important than what God has for you in the future.
- Every person has a legacy when they follow Jesus — something given to us by God to bless our lives and the lives of those around us. For us, that legacy is the love we experience through Jesus.
What makes a legacy interesting and unique is this: the more of it you give away, the more of it you have. You could even say that a legacy isn’t yours until you give it away. We are happy to give our legacy, the Legacy, to you. We desire nothing more than to see your life be blessed and to help you find and give your legacy away to others.
We do things a little bit different than you might expect from a church.
How different? We’d love for you to come and find out!
Legacy Church began as a bible study in the apartment of Pete and SueJae Bertolero in 1979. The group outgrew their little apartment as people's lives were changed by the love and message of Jesus. In 1981 the bible study officially became a church called The Fresno Christian Growth Center with Pastor Pete and Suejae as its founding Pastors. The church continued to grow and would move many times over the years to make room for that growth. In 2006 the name was changed to The Legacy Christian Church to better reflect the work God was doing in his people. That same year the church made the transition from being nomadic (moving from building to building), to being mobile and meeting at Ahwahnee Middle School in Fresno. Pastor Pete and SueJae Retired in 2017 and passed the leadership of Legacy to Pastor Andy and Sondra White. On Easter Sunday, April 1st, 2018 Legacy held its last service as a mobile church and moved into the current location at Shaw and Villa in Clovis.
Why - The Purpose of Legacy
At the Legacy WHAT we do and HOW we do it is important but not as important as WHY we do it. The reason and purpose behind everything we do is simple.
"We Love because He first loved us"
— 1 John 4:19
What - The Vision of Legacy
We desire to be a church that shows people the same kind of love that led us to Jesus and changed our lives forever.
How - The Mission of Legacy
Here is where things get interesting. We believe that the church is not a program or a place but people. So the Mission of Legacy does not come from the Pastors or the Organization but directly from the people of the church. The ministries and missions of Legacy exist because God put a particular desire to love people in a certain way directly into the heart of a person or group of people. This means that the Mission of Legacy is not limited to a single statement. It is as infinite and as creative as the God who gives it. Our question to you is this; How is God asking you to show His love to others? Whatever that is, we are here to help you do it! Our mission is to love and help other people love like Jesus.