About Us

A Note from our Founding Pastors

In 2007, having a clear call from God and hearts full of love for this city, we moved to LA to launch Expression 58 Church. With a desire to see love, creativity, and justice come together, we based our name off of Isaiah 58 and set out to make our lives an expression of what matters most to God. What started as a handful of friends worshiping together in a living room has grown into a beautiful community of like-hearted family. It’s been our greatest joy to love, serve, and lead this amazing tribe of world changers.

In 2016, Shawn and Cherie transitioned out of their roles as Senior Pastors to further develop their itinerant ministry (Bolz Ministries) and Jona and Jen transitioned from Associate Pastors to Senior Pastors. Together the Bolzes and Toledos continue to make up the Expression 58 Executive Team, and our vision and passion for what we are building has only grown! We’d love the opportunity to meet you and we welcome you to join us as together, we pursue Christ and build a culture that champions love, creativity, and justice.

founding-pastors

Shawn and Cherie Bolz & Jona and Jennifer Toledo
Founding Pastors

Jesus modeled love, creativity, and justice so brilliantly and lived Isaiah 58 to the fullest. At Expression 58, our desire is that as we pursue Jesus, we become like Him. May our lives be full of His love, expanded by His creativity, and empowered to bring His justice.

Love

God is Perfect Love. It is our passion and desire to experience the love of God, be transformed by that love, and whole-heartedly love Him back while cultivating a lifestyle of loving others. We believe that love is our greatest calling, and we seek to grow in companionship with God while modeling the rich heart of the Father to the world around us.

Creativity

Creativity is our inheritance and we endeavor to use every avenue to put the beauty of God on display. With God, all things are possible and together with Him, we break through barriers to see Heaven come to Earth. Our goal is to steward an environment saturated with faith and creativity that unlocks the limitless resources of a loving Creator.

Justice

Cornel West said, “Justice is love in public.” We believe that justice is the restoration of every violation of love and “setting the world right again” is what Jesus came to do. As a community, we are committed to seeking God about the injustices of our day and courageously taking action to bring hope and healing. Life is precious and justice is beautiful.

senior-pastors

Jona and Jennifer Toledo
Senior Pastors

Jona and Jennifer Toledo are the Senior Pastors of Expression 58 and are passionate about seeing transformation take place in the lives of people, cities and nations. Together they have ministered extensively in various nations seeing God move in unprecedented ways. They have three amazing children and take great joy in family. In addition to pastoring they lead The Justice Group, an international organization helping to bring justice and transformation to some of the greatest issues of injustice today. Jona grew up in the midst of a great revival while church planting in Latin America with his family, and has a grace to help people connect with Father God and experience healing. Jennifer is an author, speaker, and strategist and has been a voice for the theology of justice and the place of children in the church today. With contagious faith and a lot of humor, they lead our community towards Jesus and putting his brilliance on display.

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