Christ the King Parish Church
Diocese of Fresno - California
Sanctuary Interior Renovation
and Furnishing of Liturgical Elements
Christ the King Parish Church is located at 1800 Bedford Way, Bakersfield, California. Favored as the Catholic church of many Northwest residents, it is at the heart of the town of Oildale at Kern County. This project was realized through the efforts of its parishioners under its pastor Monsignor Stephen Frost in February 2022. The goal was to improve its sanctuary in the direction of the Gothic style of architecture. The base design emanates from the crucified Christ raising his gaze to heaven, flanked by His sorrowful Mother on the left side, aided by St. John the Apostle on the right side. Niches of Saints were added on both sides starting from left to right, namely, St. Joachim, St. Anne, St. Joseph, St. John the Baptist, St. Therese of Lisieux, and St. Anthony of Padua. The sanctuary, with its limited space, was carefully planned to accommodate a front and back altar, priest chair (cathedra) and assistants' chairs, lectern, credence table and communion rails.