How we got here:
We are a New Breed church plant in partnership with Refuge Huntington Beach. Our core team started with Bill Welsh and was taken over by Peyton Jones on June 5th, 2011 and now Pastor Kris Langham is Interium-Permanent pastor along with Mike Bonomo.
On 9/11/2011 we started meeting outside in Bixby Park in downtown Long Beach. From the first day, it was obvious that God was moving among the down and out, dejected, and rejected. We officially launched as Refuge Long Beach a few weeks later, and started meeting inside the Bixby Park Community Center. It wasn’t long before we were back to meeting outside and seeing people who needed a Refuge.
We now meet in Luther Burbank Elementary School and serve breakfast to the underprivileged in the community, pouring everything we have into this square city block and the surrounding area.
You can check out our statement of faith here, but there’s more to us than that. You’ll notice that Refuge Long Beach isn’t one of those churches that dreams of being big and brings in buckets of money. We’re all about people here.
We want to continue to break off into smaller communities where people can connect, talk with people face to face, get help, while discovering and using their spiritual gifts.
Okay, so we’re a bunch of screwed up knuckleheads who need Jesus every day. No joke. We don’t have any popes or big men here. We all roll up our sleeves and get invested with the people in front of us. We’ve got a team of men and women who serve the group of people who God has gathered together.
Where we Meet:
SUNDAYS COME AS YOU ARE
ALL are welcome!
10:30 AM – Free Breakfast, Coffee, and Fellowship (come as you are)
11:00 AM- Service, Bring your babies and Children as we have an awesome children’s **daycare
Long Beach South Recreation Park Community Center ( 7th and Park, next to the Golf Course)
4900 E. 7th St.
Long Beach, California, 90804
Contact 760 440-7865
We eat and fellowship inside the Community center.
**We have a seasoned children’s ministry and daycare that will bless both you and your kids so you can take a break and enjoy your time with us.
We have a team of people who are committed to planting churches in the future. They are training to go to the next frontier where people are without hope and without God in the world.
Peyton is a New Breed of Church Planter. What is a Church Planter? A Church Planter is someone who is a Front-Line, Acts-Driven Pastor who looks for a geographic need, in places where most pastors don’t want to go. Church Planters assemble and disciple teams, raise up pastors and mission-driven people, and then they move on. Peyton is a humble servant who leads and wants others to know that IT IS ABOUT THE PEOPLE and it is not “The Peyton Jones Show”.