I have been madly in love with my wife Susan Paradee for over 24 years. We have two children, our oldest is Dakota who lives in Illinois and our daughter Taylor who is here in Long Beach.Evangelism is a high priority in my ministry. I have not always been a pastor or a Christian and understand fully what I have been saved from and have a heart for the lost and broken. I enjoy just about anything that is outdoors.
Intergeneration Connections Pastor
Ben has enjoyed doing professional youth ministry for almost two decades with his wife, Alisha, by his side. They have two studly boys, Nathan and Silas. Ben loves to work out and do anything physical to support his hobby of eating. He loves to play music, and hang out with people and his family. Please feel free to contact Ben if there is a way he can serve you and your family.
I have served in ministry positions since 1970. Those positions include Pastor, Military Chaplain, Police Chaplain, Hospital Chaplain, Marketplace Chaplain and Railroad Chaplain. Currently I serve as Administrator to the church's Preschool and Executive Pastor to Pastor Brad Paradee. I know the grief of losing a wife and the joy of second loves. I have 4 children of whom I am very proud and 4 grandchildren who are God's promise of great times to come.
Contemporary Worship Pastor
Hi! Im Pastor Kraymer and I am a graduate from Northwest Nazarene University. I have been a worship leader at churches in Washington, Idaho, and now here in California. I have a beautiful wife, Lindee, who is the most amazing woman in the whole world! I love to hear stories of how God is working in the lives of people around me and would love to grab a coffee and hear what the Lord is doing in your life! I fully believe that God has called me to be a light in the world, and I do my very best to shine that light every single day.
Fine Arts Pastor
For Stephen, this ministry cumulates his deeply seated love for Christ, his love of God's people, and a call to music ministry. Stephen has performed as a classical vocalist singing opera, oratorio, and choral music for over a decade, but he has always cherished singing praises to God with friends and family. When he isn't working with Long Beach First, Stephen stays busy as the lead singer in Reliance (www.relianceministry.com), teaching music, spending time with his wife Janette, and being Daddy to his three busy little girls.
Hola soy el Pastor Ramon Urrutia del Ministerio Hispano de la Primera Iglesia del Nazareno en Long Beach y quiero extenderte una cordial invitacion para ti y toda tu familia para que nos visiten,nos enfocamos en la predicacion del Evangelio en un ambiente familiar y amigable. Esperamos verte pronto.
I am greatly enjoying my current position at Long Beach First Church. I have always found great joy in serving Christ from being a missionary in Africa (Swaziland and Kenya), Nursery Supervisor, Missionary President and Children's Sunday School Teacher. I feel blessed to share my life with Wes and love our blended family of 4 children and 4 grandchildren.
I am the Nursery Director, and am excited by the opportunity to help children interact and learn, especially to learn about the Gospel. I am finishing the credits needed for my bachelors in child psychology and also completing a few requirements needed for my credential in Early Childhood Education. For the past 17 years, I have worked with children, including multiples , adopted children and children with learning and emotional disabilities. I look forward to partnering with you as we teach children about Jesus.