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An article in the community newspaper chronicled the history of this place of gathering:

"Mushrooming from a Sunday school in 1914, the Gardena Valley Baptist Church has grown to a congregation of 408 families and more than 700 children in the Sunday school. To serve its parishioners, the need was seen to expand the church's facilities.

After the war the church met in various places, including the Japanese Community Center, and for a while used the facilities of the Seventh-day Adventist Churhc which meets on Saturdays, enabling the Baptists to use the facilities on Sundays.

The Sunday School enrollment after the war years numbered about 200."

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