Supportive API Churches & Community Groups

California, USA

Aldersgate United Methodist Church

4243 Manuela Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306-3705
(650) 948-6806

A Japanese American reconciling congregation open and affirming to all.

Berkeley Methodist United Church

1710 Carleton Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 848-4680

Buena Vista United Methodist Church

2311 Buena Vista Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 522-2688

Building on the legacies of Alameda Japanese American families, Buena Vista United Methodist Church is a welcoming multi-generational community of faith that affirms Asian American spiritual values. Buena Vista voted to become a Reconciling Congregation in 2006.

Diamond Bar United Church of Christ

2335 S. Diamond Bar Blvd.
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
(909) 861-4735

A church with an Asian American ministry, Sunday worship services in English with Korean translation. Voted to become Open and Affirming in 2001.

Episcopal Church of the Incarnation

1750 - 29th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 564-2324

A small LGBT-affirming Episcopal parish in San Francisco’s Sunset district. The 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday services are offered in English. The 11:30 a.m. service is primarily in Cantonese. Same-sex weddings are available.

Pine United Methodist Church

426 - 33rd Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 387-1800

A Pan-Asian church with members of Japanese American, Mixed, Chinese, Korean, White, Thai, and Okinawan descent. Voted to become a Reconciling Church in 1994.

Presbyterian Church in Chinatown,
English Worshipping Group

925 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 392-1500

Primarily Chinese American congregation. English language service is Sunday at 10:45 am.

Wesley United Methodist Church

566 N. 5th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 295-0367

Hawaii, USA

Church of the Crossroads (UCC)

1212 University Avenue
Honolulu, HI
(808) 949-2220

An open and affirming multi-ethnic congregation.

Iao Congregational Church

2371 W. Vineyard Street
Wailuku, HI 96793
(808) 244-7353

An open and affirming Japanese American congregation.


Free Community Church

1 Commonwealth Lane
Singapore 149603
Sunday Service at 10:30 am

Tokyo, Japan

Shinjuku Community Church (UCCJ)

5-8-6, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo, 160-0022
Hotel Tateshina

Shinjuku Community Church was started in 2004 in Shinjuku district in which many LGBTIQ people gather. The church is open to all and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons into full participation, leadership and ministry in the congregation.

If you know of an LGBT-affirming Asian or Pacific Islander congregation to add to our list, please email: susannah [at]