From the Beverly Hills Patch:
Founded Dec. 12, 1923 in a small nine-year old suburban community that would soon be synonymous worldwide with the rich and famous, the Church of the Good Shepherd has a long and rich history and holds a prominent place in the city’s ties to the entertainment industry. Film notables such as Loretta Young, Gene Kelly, Irene Dunne, Ricardo Montalbano and Bob Newhart as well as President John F. Kennedy have worshipped God within its walls.
Pastor Thomas Welbers, who's served the church for the last 4.5 years, told Patch Wednesday they look forward to having a strong religious presence in Beverly Hills for years to come.
"This is one of the first churches in Beverly Hills," he said. "It's is a very thriving and dynamic faith community."
It was very small community in 1923, Welbers said, and the chracter of the Church of the Good Shepherd has changed over the years as the parish grew. He said the demographics have changed from once having mostly a movie star demographic to now young adult professionals in the entertainment industry.
Plus a law professor and his retired wife.