GLB CHURCH TEAM

Ministers

With the help of the Elder couples, the De Andas and Morenos lead the church through discerning the Spirit and moving us forward closer and closer to Christ. 

Ruben De Anda
Ruben De Anda

LEAD MINISTER

Ruben is honored to be married to his best friend, Marina. He is a proud father of four which means you can usually catch him at his son’s baseball or soccer practice or at a dance recital for one of his daughters. For fun, he’ll be catching a UCLA or Dodgers game. He loves leading GLB Church and is grateful to be part of this community that seeks to move people toward Christ.

Marina De Anda
Marina De Anda

WOMEN'S MINISTRY LEADER

Marina serves as the women’s ministry leader for the GLB Church. Together, with her husband Ruben, they focus on our Family Ministry. She and Ruben have three beautiful daughters and a son (Isabella, Raquel, Maya, and Jonathan). She has great vision for the church to be a bright light to Long Beach.

Dike Ezenekwe
Dike Ezenekwe

YOUTH MINISTRY LEADER

Dike's love for truth, knowledge, and wisdom is unmatched. He recently graduated with his Masters in Religious Studies. He and his wife, Marizza, lead the youth ministries here at GLB Church. His passion is for training and teaching the next generation how to live a full life.

Marizza Ezenekwe
Marizza Ezenekwe

YOUTH MINISTRY LEADER

Marizza is a San Diego native and moved to Long Beach to attend CSULB. Along side her husband, the Ezenekwes serve as Next Generation Ministers. They welcomed their first daughter, Emerie, in 2020.

Victor Moreno
Victor Moreno

COLLEGE MINISTRY LEADER

Loving God and loving people is Victor’s passion. He's beyond grateful to be serving as a College Minster and to participate the spiritual development of the next generation of leaders.

Camryne Moreno
Camryne Moreno

COLLEGE MINISTRY LEADER

Camryne helps lead our college ministry alongside her husband, Victor. She has an amazing passion for experiencing the freedom in Christ and the fullness of God’s love. Her desire to walk as Jesus did is evident in everything she does and she’s excited and humbled to continue learning how the Spirit is moving.

Elder Couples

The GLB Church is blessed to have three couples serving as Elders: Dick and Anna Gee, George and Sara Mathew, and Steven and Shiela Wright. Together, they provide invaluable oversight and ensure that the needs of the church community are met.

Dick & Anna Gee
Dick & Anna Gee

ELDERS

Dick Gee serves as an Elder for the GLB Church along with his wife. Anna was baptized in the campus ministry at UC Berkeley and that was where she met Dick. They have been married for 31 years and have two daughters, Kaitlyn and Rachel who also follow Christ. They have a great passion to pass on the faith to the next generation.

George & Sara Mathew
George & Sara Mathew

ELDERS

George decided to make Jesus Lord of his life 35 years ago. Sara Mathew has been part of the church for over 29 years. In that time God has shown them how to be an amazing husband/wife and parents to 3 children who have also made the decision to follow Jesus. The Mathews love having people over to try Indian food and to teach them how to make it.

Steven & Shiela Wright
Steven & Shiela Wright

ELDERS

Steven and Shiela Wright have been an integral part of our church community for many years. During this time, God has graciously guided them in their roles as devoted spouses and parents to their two sons, Spencer and Sheldon, who have also committed their lives to following Jesus. The Wrights have a passion for hospitality and enjoy welcoming guests to ensure they have the best experience they can have.

Deacon Couples

The GLB Church has the honor and privilege of having 2 Elder couples, Dick and Anna Gee and George and Sara Mathew. They help oversee the church and make sure needs are being met.

Brian Plymell
Brian Plymell

DEACON

Karen Plymell
Karen Plymell

DEACON

Steven Wright
Steven Wright

DEACON

As a native of Denver Colorado, Steven Wright has lived in Southern California since 1982. Married to his best friend Sheila in 1992, they were baptized in 2008 and are the parents of two sons. As a family they have chosen to follow Christ. Serving as a deacon and a Shepherd, Steven’s mission is to apply the timeless truths of scripture to everyday life.

Sheila Wright
Sheila Wright

DEACON

As a retired Kindergarten teacher, Sheila Wright’s mantra is KISMIF- Keep It Simple Make It Fun! With her husband, Steven Wright and their two sons, they love to serve God simply, by following the guidance of His Holy Spirit.

Dave Ford
Dave Ford

DEACON

George decided to make Jesus Lord of his life 35 years ago. In that time God has shown him how to be an amazing husband and father to 3 children who have also made the decision to follow Jesus.

Diane Ford
Diane Ford

DEACON

Sara Mathew has been part of the church for over 29 years and has been blessed with an amazing husband and three kids. She loves having people over to try Indian food and loves going on walks while listening to 80's music.

CREATIVE TEAM

The creative team strives to go where the people are and share the good news of Jesus. Since people are online more than ever, we focus on trying to make an impact digitally.

Johnny Koch
Johnny Koch

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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