Rick and Michelle Buck were both born and raised in Long Beach. They have been married for over 35 years and have deep ties to the community. Michelle is currently serving as our church's Lead Pastor and has been with The Branch since the beginning. Regardless of where she serves, or where she is on her journey, what she enjoys most is the relationships and opportunity to be a part of people’s lives. For her, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing people grow in their relationship with Christ and succeed in their callings. 

Ryan and Michele currently serve as our youth leaders. They have been friends since they were teens and married over ten years. Both grew up in church and have served God in various ministries including youth, missions and discipleship. They have a heart to see the next generation empowered by the truth of God’s word and living with a full assurance of who they are in Christ. 


Sylvia Jimenez is the Children’s Ministry Director. She has been a member of The Branch since April 2017. I am privileged to work under an amazing pastor and leadership team. Sylvia was co-director of the Children’s Ministry at her previous church of 10 plus years and saw many children grow to be Godly young men and women. Her heart has always been to teach and to bring the children closer to God. I’m looking forward to helping all of our kids realize the importance of walking with the Lord and having the word of God planted in their heart. We have a wonderful team of God loving teachers excited to serve you, the parents, and to teach, pray, and love your children. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

We are our family's Worship Team Ministry. We love God. We love our church family. And we love ushering folks into musical expressions of worship. Our goal is to continually use our gifts and artistic talents to help others explore ways to connect with God on a daily basis. Not only do we musically lead worship during our church services, but we also aspire to explore ways of sharing our art outside of our church gatherings. We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!!! 

We are The Branch's Hospitality Team; which consists of our Welcome Team, Kitchen Crew, and Ushers/Greeters. It is our humbled honor and privilege to serve you every single Sunday with our award winning smiles and love. We're here to make sure all of your questions regarding our Sunday Gatherings and church life are answered each week. Our goal is to make you feel right at home and to welcome you into a place of belonging. In addition, we're here to make sure your stomachs are filled with delightful morning treats and a hot cup of our very own Branch Roast from

 Slow Bar Coffee. We also provide a hot lunch every single week.

See you this Sunday!!!