new to JOURNEY SOUTH BAY church?

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. 



Alex is native of Lookout Mountain, TN, but has spent most of his adult life in Pennsylvania (2004-2014) and California. After graduating from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, he and his family moved to State College, PA where they lead a chapter of Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at Penn State for six years. In July of 2014, the Watlingtons moved to Los Angeles to begin a new chapter of RUF at USC. Alex enjoys golf, college football, movies, and exploring LA restaurants. In August 2002, Alex married his wife Becki. They have three children: Whit, Miles, and Monroe; they reside in the Pasadena area. 

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.


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.

Service Information

Join us at Journey South Bay Church in Redondo Beach, CA.

There is parking behind the church or in the surrounding neighborhood.

Service Times

Beginning on March 7, Sunday Services will be indoors at 9:00 a.m.

(Must pre-reserve a weekly ticket for entrance. Contact for more information.) 

Sunday Services are also available online.



The coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 illness has become a worldwide concern and is on everyone’s minds. We are taking the best precautions we can at Journey South Bay. Please know that your safety continues to be our priority. Our Leadership Team is closely monitoring the evolving situation, including statements from state and local government agencies. Check back here for new COVID-19 updates.

  • Per the CDC, "COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. Because it is a new virus, scientists are learning more each day. Although most people who have COVID-19 have mild symptoms, COVID-19 can also cause severe illness and even death. Some groups, including older adults and people who have certain underlying medical conditions, are at increased risk of severe illness."

  • Sunday services will return indoors on March 7 at 9:00 a.m. 

    (There is limited socially distanced seating for in-person Sunday services. Email for information on how to reserve a ticket.)

    Services can also be watched on our website or on our YouTube 'Journey South Bay Church' channel. youtube  

  • With the ever-changing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, we appreciate your flexibility as we adjust our kids and youth programs accordingly.  Feel free to check back here for new updates. (Last updated on 03.01.2021)

    Kids' Ministry

    Contact our Children's Ministry Director, Joanna Rodriguez, with questions or for more information,

    JSB Littles (Nursery to Kindergarten age kids): 

    - Sunday school for JSB Littles is currently through Zoom on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. (A monthly Sunday school bag is provided before the beginning of each month. Please contact the Children's Ministry Director to reserve a bag.)  

    JSB Kids' (1st to 5th grade age kids): 

    - Sunday school for JSB Kids is currently in-person on campus Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (Please contact the Children's Ministry Director to RSVP for a spot.)  

    Youth Ministry (6th through High School)

    - Youth service is currently in the Sanctuary on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. Livestream on Youth's YouTube 'Youth Journey' channel is also available. youtube

  • Here is what we are doing:

    - Limited seating for in-person Sunday services are reserved via tickets. (Email for information on how to reserve a ticket.)

    - Facial masks are required at all times.

    - Temperatures are being taken at the door.

    - Hand sanitizers are being placed in key areas of our campus.

    - Door handles and commonly touched surfaces are being sanitized by a team before services.

    - The sanctuary chairs are being arranged to allow for more spacing between seats. 

    - Instead of passing the offering plate, there will be a container in the lobby where you can drop your tithing.

    - Children’s equipment and play surfaces in our children’s ministry areas are being wiped down and sanitized.

    - Our Hospitality Team is currently being suspending refreshments.

    - Additional custodial cleaning is being scheduled.

  • Here is what we are asking you to do:

    - If you or your child is feeling sick, please stay home and listen to the sermon online from our website.

    - If you or a family member has recently travelled anywhere domestically, or internationally, we ask you to stay home for 14 days. Sermons are available for you through this website or at our YouTube 'Journey South Bay Church' channel. youtube

    - Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds at a time with soap and water. Wash your kids’ hands too! It’s easy and incredibly effective in stopping the spread of germs.

    - Cover your mouth any time you cough or sneeze with a tissue or, if necessary, the elbow of your shirt sleeve.

    - Don’t touch your face (a hard habit to break).

    - To be sensitive to the concerns of others, as an alternative to handshaking, consider using an “elbow bump,” “air-five” or “shoe tap.”

    - If you or a close family member tests positive for the coronavirus, please inform us.

    - Send an email to if you have any questions or comments.

    One final thing: Let’s PRAY...for the protection of our community and city, for wisdom for our leaders, healing for those who are sick, and a timely end to this virus pandemic. We know God is greater, He is working, and this is our opportunity to trust Him and show His love to others.

  • Contact us with any of the below at or (310) 947-2938:

    - Let us know if you or someone you know needs practical help getting through this period.

    - Let us know if you are willing to be contacted to provide practical help to people in need during this time.

    Submit any prayer requests, or praise reports, to our Prayer Team.. We'd love to pray for you.