The Indonesian Community

Compiled by Clifton L. Holland


There were probably a little over 30,000 Americans of Indonesian descent in the United States in 1988, a small portion of them being former Dutch colonials who left Indonesia when the country gained its independence from the Netherlands.  Almost all the remainder are native Indonesians who spoke Malay, Bahasa Indonesian (a variety of Malay), Javanese, or one of a number of Austronesian Languages in their homeland.  Most of the population are Sunni Muslims, although there are small groups of other denominations.  The immigrants, except for students, tend to arrive in family groups and are usually professional, technical, or white-collar workers.

There are also about 60,000 "Indos," people of mixed European and Indonesian ethnic ancestry in the United States.  Most Indos came prior to 1962 after having fled Indonesia during the domestic crises in 1947 and 1951.  For many, the trip to the United States was a secondary migration, as most had initally fled to the Netherlands.



Indonesian Christian Churches in the Los Angeles area

Gergeja Bethel Indonesia of Los Angeles (Bethel Indonesian Church of Los Angeles)
6115 Fallbrook Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Pastor:  Rev. B. G. Adinata
Phone:  818-758-9353   E-mail:
Note:  serves the Indonesian community in the San Fernando Valley

Gereja Kristen Indonesia Monrovia (Indonesian Christian Church of Monrovia)
2154 S. Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016
626-359-7131  626-359-7131

Churches affiliated with
The International Full Gospel Fellowship (Gereja Injil Seutuh Internasional)

IFGF GISI Southern California

IFGF GISI Arcadia - Southern California Headquarters
Senior Pastor:  Rev. Daniel Hanafi
317 E. Foothill Blvd, Arcadia, CA 91006
Phones: (626) 358-7700; (866) 379-IFGF
Fax: 626-256-0707

IFGF GISI Antelope Valley
Senior Pastor:  Rev. Danny Hanafi
Satelite Pastor:  Tony Pramono
Sunday Service:  3:30 - 5:30 pm
c/o Quartz Hill Christian Church
1754 West Avenue, L-12, Lancaster, CA 93534

IFGF GISI Beverly Hills
Senior Pastor:  Rev. Danny Hanafi
Satellite Pastor:  Rev. Raymond Teguh
Sunday Service at 11 AM
1700 Chevy Chase Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Senior Pastor:  Rev. Danny Hanafi
Deputy Senior Pastor:  Rev. Arif Jaya Kusuma
Sunday Service at 11 AM
4001 Westerly Place St 100 (in Commerce Plaza)
Newport Beach, CA 92660

IFGF GISI San Fernando Valley
Senior Pastor:  Rev. Danny Hanafi
Associate Pastor:  Rev. Heintje Tjahja
Sunday Service:  4:00 - 6:00 pm
c/o Evangelical Free Church - San Fernando Valley
7702 Tampa Ave, Reseda, CA 91335

Jemaat Kristen Indonesia - Indonesian Christian Fellowship (Mennonite)

Pastors Church Name & Location
Pdt. Adi Sutanto
Assoc. Pastor Steve Jachin
Assoc. Pastor Tony Moniaga
JKI Imanuel - Downey
11821 Old River School Road
Downey, CA 90241

(909) 465-9211
Pdt. Haryono Petrus JKI Maranatha - Reseda
18425 Kittridge Street
Reseda, CA 91335
(818) 340 - 5577
Pdt. Sutanto Adi JKI Hosana - Upland
1120 W. 13th Street
Upland, CA 91786

(909) 465-9211
Pdt. Virgo Handojo JKI Anugerah - Sierra Madre
Pdt. F.J. Koutjie JKI Zion - Fullerton
2000 W. Valencia Drive
Fullerton, CA 92633

(714) 521-5742
Pdt. Sutanto Adi JKI Bethel - Orange
221 N. Waverly Street
Orange, CA 92666

(714) 938-0855


Cultural Information

3457 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: (213) 383-5126  Fax: (213) 487-3971 email:

Indonesian Restaurants in the Los Angeles area


Manja Resto Restaurant
1206 East Huntington Drive #A, Duarte, CA 91010
(626) 359-7564

Los Angeles

Batavia Cafe   Map
970 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Indo Cafe   Map
10428 1/2 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Little Java Indonesian Restaurant   Map
2099 S Atlantic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90040

Ramayani Westwood   Map
1777 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Manhattan Beach

The Banyan Indonesian Restaurant   Map
1140 Highland Avenue,  Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

West Covina

Surabaya Restaurant   Map
843 S Glendora Ave,  West Covina, CA 91790


The Indos in Southern California by Greta Kwik. New York: AMS Press, 1989