Praise Chapel Christian Fellowship began in 1976 with one church in Maywood, California. Pastors Mike and Donna Neville moved to the Los Angeles area from Tulsa, Oklahoma. The church in Maywood, California was in an area filled with gangs and drugs. Within a few years, God began to move in a very special way as gang members and their families began to get saved. Soon, the church was filled with people on fire for God who couldn’t be contained. They took the fire outside the church walls into the streets and neighborhoods of the Los Angeles area; preaching the gospel and seeing souls saved.

Following the move of God, Pastors Mike and Donna began to train up pastors and send them out to the various areas of Los Angeles to start new churches. God blessed these new churches as they reached out to the lost. Those new churches continued in the vision God gave Pastors Mike and Donna Neville to WIN-BUILD-SEND. Over the years, the fellowship has continued in this vision. Today, Praise Chapel has multiplied into many different areas of the United States and the world. There are over 260 Churches that have been planted in the United States and more than 2000 internationally throughout our Churches and Fellowships in over 20 nations. Praise Chapel Christian Fellowship is an ongoing and growing story as new churches are continually being planted out. It is a Book of Acts story being written today.

Praise Chapel Concord, Pastored by Randal (Razz) and Eva Taylor, has continued in this vision and sent Pastors Ralph and Wendi Gonzales out to the city of Pittsburg, CA in March 2007. Praise Chapel Pittsburg began as a home Bible Study in the Lopez residence. On July 15 2007, they had their Grand Opening Service at the C.P.C. Church located at 200 East Leland Rd in  Pittsburg, Ca where services were held for 2 ½ years. God then opened a supernatural door for them to get a building of their own located at 3837 Railroad Avenue where they held services for over 4 years. During this period of time, Praise Chapel Pittsburg experienced tremendous growth. They are now currently holding services at 2301 Range Rd. Pittsburg, CA.

Pastors Ralph & Wendi have also continued in the original vision of Praise Chapel by planting 3 campus churches in the US (Praise Chapel Antioch, Praise Chapel Oakland, and Praise Chapel Brentwood). Recently, holding true to the vision of Reaching the Bay Area and Beyond for Jesus, they sent their first full-time missionary to plant a church near Warsaw, Poland.