The Command Chaplain and Religious Services staff at the All-Faith Chapel provide and facilitate religious ministries, pastoral care, education and ceremonial support to China Lake personnel and their families regardless of denomination. Currently, the All-Faith Chapel serves the worship and religious education needs of Christian (Protestant and Catholic), Jewish and Muslim congregations.
Location and Hours
The All-Faith Chapel is located on Blandy Ave. directly across from the gym. The Religious Education Building is located on the corner of Blandy Ave. and Richmond Rd. The Chapel Office, located between the East Wing and Main Chapel, is open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office is closed on flex Fridays.
The All-Faith Chapel is often recognized as the “Mother Church” of the Indian Wells Valley. It was established at what was then the Naval Ordnance Test Station in 1944, long before the building of churches in Ridgecrest and vicinity. The original chapel served Roman Catholic, Jewish and a variety of Protestant denominations.
The present chapel complex consists of the main auditorium with a seating capacity of 600, a smaller chapel seating 80, the east wing with kitchen facilities and space for congregational dining, and a religious education building with numerous classrooms.