About Us

Our Faith

We hold the faith which is common to all believers.
Titus 1:4, Jude 3

    • The Bible is the complete divine revelation inspired word by word by God through the Holy Spirit.
      2 Peter 1:21, 2 Timothy 3:16

    • God is uniquely one, yet triune - the Father, the Son, and the Spirit.
      1 Timothy 2:5, Matthew 28:19

    • The Son of God, even God Himself, was incarnated to be a man by the name of Jesus Christ.
      John 1:1, John 1:14

    • Christ died on the cross for our sins, shedding His blood for our redemption.
      ​1 Peter 2:24, Ephesians 1:7

    • Christ resurrected from among the dead on the third day.
      1 Corinthians 15:4

    • Christ ascended to the right hand of God to be Lord of all.
      Acts 1:9, Acts 2:33, Acts 2:36

    • Whenever any person repents to God and believes in the Lord Jesus Christ, he is regenerated (born again) and becomes a living member of the one Body of Christ.
      Acts 20:21, John 3:3, Ephesians 1:22-23, Romans 12:5

    • Christ is coming again to receive His believers to Himself.
      1 Thessalonians 2:19



These are our core beliefs and we believe that based on these truths as our foundation we believers can come together to have sweet fellowship to enjoy our dear Lord Jesus Christ.

Who We Are

The church in Long Beach isn't our name - it's our description. As such, it's an inclusive title, not an exclusive one. We gather together simply as believers of the Lord in this city, and we receive as our brothers and sisters all who believe in Jesus Christ. Likewise, we warmly welcome guests and visitors who are not Christians.

The church in Long Beach is a local church which is affiliated with other local churches.  The history of the local churches dates back to the time of Jesus and the twelve apostles.  The only two times that Jesus mentioned the church in the Gospels was in Matthew 16:18 and 18:17 where he said "I will build my church" and "tell it to the church", respectively.  Here Jesus's church is universal, which includes all believers regardless of time and space (Matthew 16:18), yet it also exists specifically with regard to time and space (Matthew 18:17), i.e. the local churches.

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After Jesus's resurrection from the dead about 3,000 people in Jerusalem repented, believed, were baptized, and continued in the teaching and fellowship of the apostles (Acts 2:38-42).  They gathered daily in the temple and in their homes, partook of their food with exultation and simplicity of heart, praising God (Acts 2:46-47)!  The first use of the word "church" in Acts refers to the believers in Jerusalem as simply "the whole church" (Acts 5:11), meaning the called out (congregation), or assembly (Greek ekklesia).  In Acts 8:1 they were referred to as "the church which was in Jerusalem".  This is the first church established in the Bible in Acts and it included all the believers living in Jerusalem.  The record concerning the establishing of the church in its locality is consistent throughout the New Testament (Acts 13:1; 14:23; Romans 16:1; 1 Cor. 1:2; 2 Cor. 8:1; Gal. 1:2; Revelation 1:4, 11).

​Although the practice of meeting as the church in its city was lost throughout the centuries, based on the classical writings of some 19th and 20th century Bible teachers, a small number of Christians began meeting as the church in Long Beach in 1976.  Through actively preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and shepherding one another, we have grown to over 150 members.  In addition to meeting on Sunday, we like to gather in the homes of the church members for prayer, fellowship, and reading the Bible throughout the week.  We welcome you to join us.

Brief History

Near the end of 1976 a small number of students and young families were led by the Lord to move from various other local churches to Long Beach, California. These believers came to stand together as the testimony of Jesus in this city to bring the gospel of the kingdom to the community and to the college students at California State University, Long Beach. Their moving to Long Beach was with the expectation that many might be brought into a life-changing relationship with the living person of Jesus Christ and into God's eternal purpose.

In those early days, the brothers and sisters met from house to house and in a large room rented from the local YMCA. In 1982 the church was able to secure the property in which we currently meet, located at 4911 Orange Ave. The local brothers and sisters had a very enjoyable time renovating and remodeling the meeting hall, simultaneously being knit together in love.

Throughout the years the Lord has blessed the church in Long Beach with an increase in number. In addition, the church here has sent out many families and young people to meet the Lord's need in raising up and strengthening other local churches around the earth. Thus the church here has experienced both the flowing in and flowing out of the members of His Body.

Today the church in Long Beach has over 150 members who meet on the Lord's Day in order to promote the participation of every member, particularly in order to practice mutual teaching and prophecy. There are both English speaking and Spanish speaking gatherings each Lord's Day morning. Throughout the week we also meet together in groups in homes for prayer, fellowship and mutual building up. The students at both Cal State Long Beach and Long Beach City College also gather together on campus in both large and small gatherings for mutual encouragement and building up.