Brad Paradee

Lead Pastor

I have been madly in love with my wife Susan Paradee for over 25 years. We have three children, our oldest is Bradley who lives in Minneapolis. Dakota, who lives in Colorado Springs, 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. 

Instagram @saintwaylon


Ben George

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.

Instagram @pa5torben


wes Sullivan

Executive Pastor

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 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. 


Kraymer Lorig

Contemporary Worship + Youth Pastor

I am a graduate from Northwest Nazarene University and 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. 

Instagram @kraymerlorig


StePHEN Anastasia

Traditional Worship 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 (, teaching music, spending time with his wife Janette, and being Daddy to his three busy little girls.

Instagram @stephenanastasia


Ramon Urrutia

Spanish Pastor

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.

Instagram @ramoncrossroads


Ron Marks


Mary SulLivan

Administrative Director

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. 

Jan Ingerle

Office Manager