Defending the rights of the poor and needy... Proverbs 31:9b


This is a time for believers to come together 

  • To learn
  • To study
  • To pray

About the truths of abortion and how its influence flows through our families and our communities.

…And to love our neighbors

To equip ourselves to for every conversation, every kind act, every proclamation of the truth and of Christ’s mercy.

As Christians, we are called to be salt and light.

This conference is about exploring how do we make those opportunities happen? How do we respond in love? How do we change hearts and minds?

It’s not about “the issue” of abortion. It’s about the babies, the mothers, the fathers, the grandparents…

Only Christ can change hearts and minds–He uses us to reach others and He promises His word doesn’t come back empty. 

Join us for

Southern California Defending Life Conference

a free 2-day conference in Gardena, CA

September 6-7, 2019

At Pacific Lutheran High School

1473 W. 182nd St., Gardena, CA  90248



Our Keynote Speakers

Friday Keynote Speaker

Abby Johnson

Founder  of And Then There Were None,  Former Planned Parenthood Clinic Director, Author — Unplanned


Saturday Keynote Speaker

Pastor Michael Salemink

Executive Director, Lutherans for Life 



Saturday Keynote Speaker

Kathleen Eaton Bravo

CEO/Founder of Obria Group, Inc., and the Founder of Obria Medical Clinics



Plus 17 Breakaway Presenters (51 Breakway Sessions!) and Edifying Topics for the Whole Family

5 Breakaway Presentations are Specifically Meant for Middle School and High School-Aged Teens

What's Happening at the Southern California Defense of Life Conference?

We’re coming together to learn

“…Always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and respect…(2 Peter 3:15”

Some of the topics we’ll cover:

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Bioethics
  • Apologetics
  • Theology

We’ll explore these so that we can learn how to better understand and to help.

We’re coming together to study

We’ll dig into God’s Word and trust in the love of Christ and His sacrifice on the cross for us.

“For God so loved THE WORLD that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him, will not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him (John 3:16-17).

How do we share this grace with those who are so desperately in need of God’s love?

We’re coming together to pray

Jesus promises “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am among them (Matt 18:20).”

He also promises that He answers prayer. 

So we’re following His command to pray, several times during these two days, starting with Matins in the morning. 

We know “the prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working (James 5:16).”

We trust in Christ’s righteousness and we pray.

Our Sponsors Who Make This Conference Possible

Bethel Lutheran Church, Buena Park

Jim & Patti Edwards

Todd & Shannon Gallina

Jeff & Vicki Mays

Dac & Donna Clark

Bruce & Debbie Dannemeyer

 Paul & Vicky Bartelt

Neal DeLoye

Jeff & Karen Armour