Origins Church Long Beach

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origins-church-long-beachEverythingLongBeach recently spoke with AJ Sherrill, Pastor of Origins CHURCH Long Beach, via email. He talked about inspiration, challenges and what’s it’s like having a church in Carroll Park.

How long has the Church been in Long Beach?:
2 years

Describe your church:

Our Church community is passionate about strategic partnerships with local organizations and businesses for the betterment of the neighborhood. We currently have partnerships with both the 4th Street Business Association and Luther Burbank Elementary. We are passionate about doing events that matter to the inhabitants of Carroll Park.

Why did you start Origins CHURCH Long Beach?

We began our Church with the hope of renovating the general opinion of “the Church” in America. Our aim is be known for what we are FOR rather than what many are AGAINST. It is within this rubric that we find unity under common vision to see the neighborhood flourish and the Church represent the God we proclaim.

What makes Origins CHURCH Long Beach stand out?

Our ability to partner with organizations who differ from us for the benefit of the city is a distinctive.

What is the biggest success Origins CHURCH Long Beach has had?

Our greatest success has been throwing local parties in Carroll Park that family’s bring their children to. Simultaneously, we have partnered with several 4th Street businesses to promote them as well. We serve on the School Council at Luther Burbank as a supported of education in the city.

What is your favorite part of running the church?

Serving people.

What are the biggest challenges you face?

Overcoming the stereotype the Church often carries.

How is Origins CHURCH Long Beach involved with the community?

Locally through the 4th Street Business Association and Luther Burbank Elementary where we serve on the School Council and mentor students.

Do you have any future plans for Origins CHURCH Long Beach?

To continue doing what we are doing.

What is the best advice that you received and who did it come from?

Love God. Love people. —Luke’s Gospel Chapter 10 v.27

One Last Thing:

If you are searching to connect and to think strategically about the betterment of the 4th Street District, feel free to join in what is already ongoing.

The Details:

  • Organization Name:  Origins CHURCH Long Beach
  • Address:  370 Junipero Ave (We Gather at OSL Church)
  • Phone Number: 407 810 9987
  • Website:


One Response to “Origins Church Long Beach”
  1. John Apodaca says:

    I saw the church signs up one day while riding my bike and golden retriever running with me and sparked some interest because i live nearby.