The Bahá’í Center in Costa Mesa is a facility stewarded by the Local Spiritual Assembly of Costa Mesa but supported by persons in a cluster of communities including Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Fountain Valley, Irvine, Tustin, Santa Ana, Villa Park, Orange and parts of unincorporated Orange County.
Located at the corner of Church Street and Walnut Street in Costa Mesa, the facility has hosted several religious groups since its inception and the street name ‘Church Street’ was chosen on account of the facility’s existence. It consists of two structures including one that is about 100 years old that used to be a livery and/or garage, and a main structure built in the early 1950s. The current main hall replaced the original one in the 1970s.
The main hall is named ‘Dabiri Hall’ in honour of Mr Parviz Dabiri, whose vision and constant efforts over more than 20 years to have a Baha’i Center in central Orange County helped make the center a reality. His persistence kept the Orange County Bahá’í community focused on the possibility, then eventual reality, of having this center. We are forever in his debt.
It is the sincere desire of Bahá’ís everywhere to promote unity between us all and the center serves as a ‘silent teacher’ in that effort – all activites hosted at the center strive to bring humanity closer together, with a focus on promoting a life of service to humanity.
All are welcome, and we hope you join in at many activities!
The Local Spiritual Assembly of Costa Mesa