We are members of the Baha'i Faith residing in Lake Forest, California. The Baha'i Faith is a world religion with over 5 million members located in over 200 countries across the globe; see below to learn more. Members in a city form a local community, and meet regularly for devotions and holy day observations, offer children's classes, engage in group study, participate in community events, and much more. The Lake Forest Baha'i community is about 50 people strong and was initially formed over 30 years ago. We invite you to learn more by perusing this site and reaching us through the "Contact us" link. 


What is the Baha’i Faith?

The Baha’i Faith is the youngest of the world’s independent monotheistic religions. Founded in Iran in 1844, it now has more than five million adherents in 236 countries and territories. Baha’is come from nearly every national, ethnic and religious background, making the Baha’i Faith the second most geographically widespread religion in the world.

Baha’is view the world’s major religions as a part of a single, progressive process through which God reveals His will to humanity. Baha’u'llah (1817-1892), the Founder of the Baha’i Faith, is recognized as the most recent in a line of Divine Messengers that stretches back beyond recorded time and includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Zoroaster, Christ and Muhammad. The central theme of Baha’u'llah’s message is that humanity is one single race and that the day has come for humanity’s unification into one global society. While reaffirming the core ethical principles common to all religions, Baha’u'llah also revealed new laws and teachings to lay the foundations of a global civilization. “A new life,” Baha’u'llah declared, “is, in this age, stirring within all the peoples of the earth.”

The Terraces of the Shrine of the Bab, Haifa, Israel

The Terraces of the Shrine of the Bab, Haifa, Israel

The worldwide Baha’i community, composed of people from virtually every racial, ethnic and religious background, is working to give practical expression to Baha’u'llah’s vision of world unity. We invite you to learn more about the Baha’i Faith and benefit from the spiritual and practical insights found in the Revelation of Baha’u'llah, God’s message for humanity in this day.

Learn more about the teachings of the Baha’i Faith on the official worldwide and U.S. sites:

The Baha’i World

Baha’i Faith in the United States