Who We Are

Drama Free Fellowship

That’s what we are all about at Open Door. We are a fellowship of believers striving to keep an open heart and an open mind. We are a come as you are church whose environment is drama free and welcoming.


We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, confused, well-heeled or down-at-heel. We especially welcome wailing babies and excited toddlers. We welcome you whether you can sing like Pavarotti or just growl quietly to yourself. You’re welcome here if you’re just browsing, just woken up or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you’re more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury or haven’t been to church since Christmas 10 years ago. We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet and to teenagers who are growing up too fast.


We welcome keep-fit moms, football dads, starving artists, tree huggers, latte sippers, vegetarians, junk food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems, are down in the dumps or don’t like organized religion. We’re not that keen on it either. We offer welcome to those who think the Earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or are here because Granny is visiting and wanted to come to church. We welcome those who are inked, pierced, both or neither. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throats as kids or got lost on the Ring Road and wound up here by mistake. We welcome pilgrims, tourists, seekers, doubters and YOU.”

We are a come as you are church and everyone is welcome! Please join us any and every Sunday for 10am worship.


Michael Foutz

Michael is an evangelist, preacher, pastor and professor from Riner, VA. He founded Open Door Fellowship in Bakersfield, CA in 2014. He has served in all areas of ministry and...


Jim Robinson

Jim has been a member of the Open Door Fellowship praise and worship team since the very first service in 2014. He became team leader and music director in June...


Kandy Ross

Kandy joined Open Door Children’s Ministry in March of 2018. Born and raised in Bakersfield, California, she attended the local High School and Bakersfield College. She’s currently employed with Apple...