who we are

Arbor Road in Long Beach, CA

We exist to know God and make Him known

To achieve our mission, we stay committed to the 4 G’s: Gather, Grow, Give, Go

Gather Gathering regularly for worship and learning from God’s Word.
Grow Growing through cultivating my relationship with Christ and others.
Give
Giving sacrificially of my time, talents, and resources.
Go
Going into the community and world as an ambassador of Christ.

Our History

We are a church in Long Beach, California, founded in 1947. Because of our legacy in this community, our church body is multi-generational. You’ll find a place for babies all the way up to grandparents, and we love the wealth of community that brings to our buildings.

We were founded as First Baptist Church of Lakewood, so you’ll still see Baptist traditions and beliefs at the core of our values.

It took many hands to build our community into what it has become today. Watch this video to learn more about our beginnings.