Journey South Bay Church is a unique church because we are actually two churches that became one. Together we are one body-of-Christ who worships and glorifies one living God through our Savior, Jesus Christ.
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Alex Watlington is currently serving as the Interim Pastor of Journey South Bay church, the RUF Campus Minister at the University of Southern California, and Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Seminary in Escondido, CA. He and his wife Becki (originally from Macon, GA) have been married for 20 years and have 3 boys; Whit (16), Miles (13) and Monroe (11). In his spare time Alex loves the NFL, the Dodgers, naps on the beach and his AMC movie membership.
What to expect
You can expect friendly and authentic people, engaging and relevant music and worship, compelling preaching from the Bible, and an opportunity to encounter God. You can expect to find a place where creativity and fellowship come together to worship God in new and exciting ways. You can expect to be encouraged, challenged, convicted, excited and, most importantly, welcomed.
REDEEMED AND RECONCILED
The mission of Journey South Bay Church is to glorify God by helping people become devoted followers of Christ
Our vision is to be a church of grace-filled people, empowered for community transformation and new church formation, so that the Gospel is faithfully transferred from person to person and generation to generation.
Small Groups are an essential part of our church, as they provide a place where deeper fellowship and better support for one another can take place. Considering that the early church worshipped in large settings - in the synagogues - as well as in homes, we unite together similarly in order to be in deeper fellowship with God and one another.
We love music. Expect to hear everything from hymns to the most recent contemporary music you hear on the radio. We use music to show our Lord how much we love and honor Him.
Join us at Journey South Bay Church in Redondo Beach, CA.
There is parking behind the church or in the surrounding neighborhood.
Sunday Services are currently indoors at 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Services are also available online.
What We Believe
The topics below comprise our core beliefs at Journey South Bay.
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is the creator and sustainer of life. We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him, but became alienated from that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result sinful people are unable to be restored into a right relationship with God by their own good works.
We believe that the death of Jesus Christ on the cross and His resurrection provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sins and for restoring a right relationship with God. Therefore, salvation only occurs when, through God’s grace, a person places his faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for his sin.
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit to write words of Scripture. Therefore, the Bible is without error, in its original form, completely trustworthy and the ultimate authority for our beliefs and our lifestyles.
We believe that every Christian should live for Christ and not for himself. While we will always battle our sinful nature, God promises to conform us to the image of Christ, through obedience to the Word and through daily yielding to the Holy Spirit that dwells in every Christian.
We believe that the church is the body of Christ of which Jesus Christ is the Head. The members are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to a lost world.
We believe in the return of Christ to establish a new heaven and earth. Upon Christ’s return, we believe in the resurrection of the dead and them final judgement, from which all believers in Christ will enter eternal life and all unbelievers will enter eternal punishment.