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About

"THE WORD BECAME FLESH AND BLOOD,

AND MOVED INTO THE NEIGHBORHOOD."

-John 1, The Message

 

 

Welcome to City Church Long Beach.

We love Jesus and we love our city. We believe Jesus was already at work to bring renewal, peace, hope, and transformation to Long Beach long before our church started, and he will continue to do so long after we are gone—we simply want to join him in what he is doing here and now.

 

Our VISION

City Church Long Beach is a radically welcoming community on a journey towards Jesus, joining him in the renewal of all things.

 

OUR MISSION

We hear and respond to Jesus's call towards wholeness.


MEET OUR STAFF

Bill White, Lead Pastor

 Bill grew up in Virginia, and then in 1992, he followed a pretty girl named Katy to California to get married. Bill loves having people over at his house and will try to get you to play a board game with him if you visit.  He also loves listening to his kids play music and watching his daughter play soccer. Katy serves as a doctor and the medical director for a large community clinic on Skid Row in Los Angeles.

Bill grew up in Virginia, and then in 1992, he followed a pretty girl named Katy to California to get married. Bill loves having people over at his house and will try to get you to play a board game with him if you visit.  He also loves listening to his kids play music and watching his daughter play soccer. Katy serves as a doctor and the medical director for a large community clinic on Skid Row in Los Angeles.

Brenna Rubio, Executive Pastor

  Brenna loves helping her kids develop their passions, working on projects, and exploring new places with her husband, Israel. She also enjoys curling up with coffee and a good book. Her heart is for seeing barriers broken down and people welcomed wholeheartedly into the faith community.

Brenna loves helping her kids develop their passions, working on projects, and exploring new places with her husband, Israel. She also enjoys curling up with coffee and a good book. Her heart is for seeing barriers broken down and people welcomed wholeheartedly into the faith community.

Sara and Greg Dolmage, Worship Leaders

  Sara has played piano and drums since she was a kid and since then has produced two original albums. Greg has a Masters in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and has been in ministry for ten years. They enjoy life with their son, Guy and their Labradoodle, Pickles, and   love holidays (or any reason to celebrate and host a party).

Sara has played piano and drums since she was a kid and since then has produced two original albums. Greg has a Masters in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and has been in ministry for ten years. They enjoy life with their son, Guy and their Labradoodle, Pickles, and love holidays (or any reason to celebrate and host a party).

Tony Cowans, Intern

 Tony studied for his M. Div. at Talbot School of Theology. He fell in love with the heart of City Church's ministry and calls it his home. He loves going on hikes with his wife Kaytie and daughter Emery. In his free time, he enjoys reading.

Tony studied for his M. Div. at Talbot School of Theology. He fell in love with the heart of City Church's ministry and calls it his home. He loves going on hikes with his wife Kaytie and daughter Emery. In his free time, he enjoys reading.

Feel free to contact our pastors at:

bill@citychurchlb.org

brenna@citychurchlb.org


This is how we live out our vision:

  • Radically Welcoming Community: Jesus invites people of every race, gender, orientation, ability, class, religious background, and moral history to his common table. As we come to that table each week, we seek to build a diverse community, centered around the person of Jesus. All are welcome and valued here.
  • Journey Towards Jesus: Jesus stands at the center of our community, and we are all on a journey towards him. We work to create safe spaces for people to move towards Jesus at their own pace and with their own questions.
  • Renewal of All Things: The work of Jesus on earth was to heal and restore that which was distorted and damaged. As a church we are called to join with him in continuing that work in our homes, neighborhoods, and communities. Our response to his call is to serve our communities in thoughtful and practical ways.

To share the practical theology behind our vision, click the button below to read how we explored the question:

how does a radically diverse community hold together?