Greetings from Pastor Ramirez:
It is an honor to serve my Lord as an under-shepherd of this great church, Christian Life Center, here in the beautiful city of Long Beach, CA. My father began this congregation by giving Bible studies in 1974, and on July 25, 1976, It became an established church. I was born in 1968 in Weslaco, TX. Not long after, my parents left Texas to reside in California. At an early age I felt the call to ministry, but it would be a matter of time for God to bring it full circle in my life as I accepted the call. I attended Christian Life College in Stockton, CA in 1989 in preparation for ministry. It was there that I met my wife Rebecca, from the state of Michigan. I knew then she would be my wife. We began dating and soon afterward I asked for her hand in marriage. We married October 23, 1993. We began a family right away and our first born Brianna was born while we were residing in Lakewood, CA. Soon, we moved to Michigan in 1995, and during the time spent there, my daughters Arianna and Julianna were added to the family. My wife and three beautiful daughters, to whom I love and are my pride and joy, assist me in ministry. I had assisted various ministries while in Michigan and began pastoring a church in the city of Lansing in 2004. It was in 2012 God put it in my heart to return home to Long Beach. Upon my father falling ill with cancer, we returned sooner to be with him, my mother, and family. Pastor Frank Ramirez Sr. went to be with the Lord January 9th, 2014. Prior to his passing, we were installed as pastor of Christian Life Center on December 1, 2013.
We now have an opportunity to minister to this generation and to prepare ourselves and many others for the soul harvest and the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ! My prayer is that we all as the body of Christ will work in the harvest and pray for laborers by endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the Bond of peace (Eph. 4:3). My vision is to find and purchase our next building for church growth and to continue to develop disciples and new ministries to send out into the world!
We hope that if you are visiting for the first time, that you feel welcomed, and most importantly, feel the presence of God. It is through the presence and the word of God that our lives are transformed. We welcome all who walk into the doors of Christian Life Center. I hope I get a chance to meet you in one of our services or activities.
Pastor David Ramirez