Find a Church

We understand that being a progressive Asian American Christian can be lonely sometimes. So we’ve crowdsourced a list of progressive churches throughout the country in case you are looking for a faith community. We look at 3 major criteria when including a church in this list:

  • Affirmation of the complete humanity and human rights of LGBTQ+ individuals
  • Affirmation of women in leadership roles within the church (does not always mean that lead pastor is female)
  • Involvement in social justice issues such as anti-racism and pro-immigrant activism, LGBTQ+ advocacy, creation care, etc. (All the things included in our Statement on God’s Justice!)

Please note that this crowdsourced list is subject to change. Inclusion on this list does not represent endorsement by the organization Progressive Asian American Christians. We encourage you to visit these church websites and/or contact church staff as you search for a faith community aligned with your progressive beliefs.

You can also submit a listing for consideration. All suggestions are subject to PAAC moderator approval.

Address: 2460 Sutter St
94115
City: San Francisco
State:
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Multi-ethnic congregation; about 30% are Asian. LGBTQ+ affirming.

Affirms women in leadership?: Yes
Involved in social justice issues?: Yes
LGBTQ+ affirming?: Yes
Approximate % Asian: 30
Address: 95 Linden Rd
28374
City: Pinehurst
State:
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Welcoming, friendly, progressive church.

Affirms women in leadership?: Yes
Involved in social justice issues?: Yes
LGBTQ+ affirming?: Yes
Approximate % Asian: 1
Address: 3133 Dumbarton St NW
20007
Denomination:
City: Washingtonv
State:
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Intentionally progressive church located in Georgetown. Strong commitment to social justice issues. Has strong intergenerational relationships.

Affirms women in leadership?: Yes
Involved in social justice issues?: Yes
LGBTQ+ affirming?: Yes
Approximate % Asian: 5-10
Address: 614 N Bush St
92701
Denomination:
City: Santa Ana
State:
Contact Person(s): Rev. Jim Lee - revjimlee@gmail.com
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Multi-ethnic congregation; over 33% are Latinx. Roughly 20% of the congregation identifies as LGBTQ+.

Affirms women in leadership?: Yes
Involved in social justice issues?: Yes
LGBTQ+ affirming?: Yes
Approximate % Asian: 5
Address: 425 College St
06511
Denomination:
City: New Haven
State:
Church Website: http://www.fsumc.org/
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Services in English and Korean. Reconciling Ministry; fully LGBTQ+ affirming and welcoming. Senior pastor is multiracial (Chinese/white) woman. Sanctuary church (houses people at risk of deportation).

Affirms women in leadership?: Yes
Involved in social justice issues?: Yes
LGBTQ+ affirming?: Yes
Approximate % Asian: 20
Languages: English, Korean
Address: 125 Elmer St
07090
City: Westfield
State:
Affirms women in leadership?: Yes
Involved in social justice issues?: Yes
LGBTQ+ affirming?: Yes
Address: 300 S Western Ave
90020
City: Los Angeles
State:
Contact Person(s): Pastor Samuel Chung - pastorsam@fpc.la
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Fully affirming, open, and progressive.

Affirms women in leadership?: Yes
Involved in social justice issues?: Yes
LGBTQ+ affirming?: Yes
Approximate % Asian: 95
Address: 915 4th St
85719
Denomination:
City: Tucson
State:
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Located near the University of Arizona maingate. Reconcilng Ministry; fully LGBTQ+ affirming and welcoming. Services in English and Korean.

Affirms women in leadership?: Yes
LGBTQ+ affirming?: Yes
Approximate % Asian: 25
Languages: English, Korean
Address: 509 Atlantic Ave
11217
City: Brooklyn
State:
Church Website: http://forefrontnyc.com
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Progressive ideology (liberation theology + social justice) with evangelical flavor/methodology (contemporary music, small groups). About 30% are people of color. Strong emphasis on asking good questions and intellectual curiosity.

Affirms women in leadership?: Yes
Involved in social justice issues?: Yes
LGBTQ+ affirming?: Yes
Approximate % Asian: 10-15
Address: 1500 16th St NW
20036
Denomination:
City: Washington
State:
Affirms women in leadership?: Yes
Involved in social justice issues?: Yes
LGBTQ+ affirming?: Yes
Approximate % Asian: 5