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)
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 PastorLeslie@nlbcc.net 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!