The PCJC was founded upon the sacrificial lives of four women who reached out in faith to the first Japanese who had settled in the United States in the early 1900’s. The network was forged out of the difficult and challenging conditions of the Japanese Internment Camps of the 1940’s. It was then that several Free Methodist Pastors and congregations reached out with love, compassion and to share the Gospel. The fruit of their outreach was overwhelming and led to the formation of multiple churches throughout California.

Today, the PCJC is a multi-ethnic network of 21 churches and three preaching points throughout California with an aggressive strategy and vision to plant 20 churches from "San Diego to Seattle and beyond!" in the next 10 years.