CHURCH ELDER & ELDER'S WIFE
Joe Eades serves as an Elder for the Greater Long Beach church along with his wife, Sarah. They have been a part of the church for over 25 years and have helped shepherd the members of the congregation for many years. Joe and Sarah were converted in San Diego while Joe was stationed overseas in the Navy. The Eades family is a blessing to the church and are such a light and joy to so many people around them!
LEAD EVANGELIST & WOMEN'S LEADER
Ruben and Marina De Anda serve as lead evangelist and women’s ministry leader for the Greater Long Beach Church with a specific focus on our Family Ministry.
They served for over 10 years in the youth ministry on the Westside of Los Angeles, working primarily with students. Ruben is a graduate from UCLA and Marina from Cal State Northridge.
They have two beautiful daughters, Isabella, Raquel and a boy, Jonathan. They love having fun with friends and building memories with family and the church. The De Andas love Long Beach and have a vision for the church to be a great light to this amazing city! They believe wholeheartedly in Jesus’ promise that “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."
SINGLES MINISTRY LEADERS
Stephen and Erin Morici lead the singles ministry for the Greater Long Beach Church. Stephen became a Christian as a teenager and Erin became a Christian as a nursing student a couple years ago. They are both very passionate about their walks with God and also about helping single adults find fulfillment through a relationship with Christ!
SINGLES MINISTRY SHEPHERDS
Miles and Timi Branson serve as shepherds for the Singles Ministry in the Greater Long Beach Church.
COLLEGE MINISTRY LEADERS
Greg and Dawn Russel lead the college student ministries for the Greater Long Beach Church. These include Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach City College, and Cerritos College.
Greg is a graduate from Cal State Dominguez and Dawn from Cal State Long Beach. Both became Christians while in high school and that’s where they first met.
Just getting married, the Russels have a passion to see college students know God and make Him known!
COLLEGE MINISTRY SHEPHERDS
Brian and Karen Plymell serve as shepherds for the Long Beach Campus Ministry. They have been disciples for over 20 years and have three great children, Daniel, Kathryn, and Michael. Brian and Karen provide great oversight and guidance and maturity for the growing campus ministry in Long Beach.
YOUTH & FAMILY MINISTRY SHEPHERDS
Dick and Anna Gee have been part of the Greater Long Beach Church for many years and serve as shepherds for the Youth and Family Ministry. They have two daughters, Kaitlyn and Rachel, and live in Cerritos. Dick and Anna have a great passion to pass on the faith to the next generation and equip parents to fulfill that great vision.