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About Us

NLBCC welcomes you into the service of all that God is and calls you to be!

We choose to not list a set of doctrinal beliefs. Instead, we encourage you through thoughtful, informed, scholarship and modern day examples to connect your life to the Eternal One.

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We are part of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.

OUR VISION, to be a faithful, growing church that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality and passion for justice (Micah 6:8);

OUR MISSION, to be and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, witnessing, loving and serving from our doorsteps "to the ends of the earth". (Acts 1:8)

A Note From Our Pastor,

Rev. Leslie I. Thomas, MA, MDiv

On October 1, 2022 North Long Beach Christian Church (NLBCC) welcomed me, Rev. Leslie I. Thomas as the new full-time transitional pastor.


I am new to Long Beach, moving here in June, 2022 and have a steep learning curve about this community.  But I accept that challenge and look forward to learning much about who the church is and how you represent in Long Beach!


I have hope based firmly in my faith, that God has a plan for this congregation and I will do everything in my power to help navigate the change that comes with new leadership.


I know at the same time, you mourn the loss of Heather, your beloved pastor and friend.  I won’t even try to fill her shoes, she took ’em with her.


I, however, will be the best vessel I can to help you live into God’s plan for this church and community.


You people of NLBCC are AMAAAZING!


I look forward to walking with you!


We got this!


Hit me up for ‘Lunch with Leslie’ by shooting me an email at or text/cell at 907/359-1931.  We can do ‘dutch treat’ lunch at your favorite haunt or we can bring sack lunches and hang out in my church office, you choose.

We are also looking for 6 people to join 2 new teams of leadership serving the congregation and the pastor.  PLEASE let me know if you feel called to serve in this way.


Worship is still Sunday’s at 10:45!  Hope to meet you there!