The missionary church is a praying church. The history of missions is a history of prayer. Everything vital to the success of the world's evangelization hinges on prayer. Are thousands of missionaries and tens of thousands of native workers needed? ‘Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He send forth laborers into His harvest.'John R. Mott
John R. Mott Auditorium
Located at the Venture Center, Mott Auditorium is a place for ongoing night and day prayer for the nations as well as student missions mobilization. The auditorium is occupied and stewarded by our collaborative partners the Pasadena International House of Prayer and The Call, along with Epicentre Church.
The building was so named by Ralph D. Winter to honor the famous leader of the Student Volunteer Missions Movement, John R. Mott.
A Message To the Future
This 70-year-old structure, completed in April of 1944, is full of rich history and legacy.
It was the largest auditorium in Pasadena and was originally built to house the yearly Nazarene revival camp meetings.
Known in those days as the Pasadena Memorial Auditorium, it was said by writer A.E. Sanner to be a "memorial to the past, a utility to the present, and a message to the future."
You can read about the history in Sanner's book The Key Works.
Help Leave A Legacy
It is our collaborative vision to see Mott Auditorium restored for a new generation, for the glory of God.
Would you consider giving a small gift of $50 to help restore a piece of history with a look to the future?