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Welcome to our Bakersfield
Christian Science Church
& Reading Room

2215 18th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301`
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Church Services

Sunday Services at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Meetings at 7:30 p.m.

You are invited to our in-person services and we also broadcast our services for remote listeners. 

To join us via phone:
Dial 1-857-444-9650
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Visit our Reading Room

A library & bookstore

Hours: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday
or call for an appointment 661-323-1806

More about our Reading Room


Spanish Program

El Heraldo Radio 
KEBT FN 96.9 - 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Sunday

...a church designed to commemorate the word and works of our Master, which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing.

Mary Baker Eddy

We are a branch of The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts

Founded by Mary Baker Eddy in 1879, the Christian Science Church was the first religious denomination to be established by an American woman. Since then, branches of The Mother Church in Boston, Massachusetts have spread around the globe to over 75 countries. Eddy has been recognized as one of 75 "Women Whose Words Have Changed the World" by the Women's National Book Association. She established the Church of Christ, Scientist to make this Science available to all mankind which restores primitive Christianity's vital element of healing.


Christian Science in Bakersfield

In 1894 Christian Science was introduced to the Bakersfield area though a healing of a local woman, Laura Owens. She was healed of a diagnosed fatal illness when she read the Christian Science textbook Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, written by Mary Baker Eddy. 

Ten students of Christian Science gathered in the Masonic Temple on September 20, 1904 to formally organize as the Christian Science Society of Bakersfield, California. The State of California charter of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Bakersfield  was signed on February 3, 1910. 

A rapidly growing attendance necessitated a number of changes in the church location until December of 1930 when the present site at 18th & C Streets was purchased and construction of the large edifice and Sunday School began. A Christian Science Reading Room was added in the 1980's.