Hope Chapel Long Beach, 5555 Stearns St. Sunday Service begins at 10:00am.

Worldwide Missions

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Youth With A Mission (YWAM)

Jonathan and Nina Pocoroba are both originally from Long Beach, CA, where they met and then married in 2005. Before entering YWAM, the couple ministered in Hope Chapel as the youth pastors as well as being involved in the college group, church led mission trips to Ghana and Utah, and other various church community activities. Jonny and Nina became full time YWAM missionaries in 2009 when they went to Kona for DTS, which stands for Discipleship Training School. For Jonny, this was his second DTS, as he had already completed one in Japan in 2004. After this, they continued in Kona staffing discipleship schools and leading outreach teams to China and Brazil. They led discipleship training schools while on staff at YWAM Los Angeles as well as served on the leadership team and other community support teams on the campus.

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The couple now has two children: Jackson and Vivien. In 2017 they started YWAM Long Beach. Jonny teaches on topics such as Listening to God and Spiritual Warfare. Jonny and Nina’s calling is to impact and train young people to seek after God and to be missionaries wherever God is leading them. They enjoy serving with their family and consider even their kids to be an important part of their calling. In the near future, they dream of building ministry in the city of Los Angeles. They are still praying into it as God gives them more vision for the project. Jonny and Nina love spending time with their family and friends.

Max Crane has been serving with Youth with a mission (YWAM) since 2016. He was born and raised in Long Beach and he had attended Hope chapel until he began his affiliation with YWAM. His Discipleship Training Schools (DTS) was the first that YWAM Long Beach ran. After that he went on to take a secondary school called School of Ministry Development (SOMD) and is now on staff at YWAM Los Angeles. He has since led a DTS to Kenya and the Philippines. He is now on the communications team there.

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Aaron Pearce heard a specific calling from God about the olympics in Japan in 2020. This led him to consider missions and eventually to follow in two of his brothers footsteps and join a DTS with YWAM Kona. His outreach was to Paris, France, where his gift of evangelism was drawn out of him and his love for God grew exponentially. He is currently teaming up with YWAM Long Beach to minister to YWAM Tokyo and attempting to learn Japanese to help him better communicate to the country which God called him.

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Faithful and Mary Biney: True Knowledge is to Know God

Hope Chapel supports Faithful and Mary Biney in their endeavor to minister to the people of Ghana. They have started a school in Ghana that seeks to exemplify the principles of the Bible in an atmosphere of discipline. Fountainhead Christian School is committed to raising a generation of pupils with godly moral standards coupled with academic excellence so they can grow up to be reliable, dependable and successful leaders who will transform their environment, nations and the world at large.

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The image above is from 2005. Compare it to the picture at the top of this page and notice how much this blessing of a school has grown.

For more information on the Biney’s mission link below.




Lisa Jones

has a ministry to internally displaced people in Iraq. This is a group of people who no longer have homes, but are not able to get refugee status because they are still in their own country. They are also not allowed to leave their country in order to get help. God has given Lisa a hard calling of ministering to many woman and girls who are in a hopeless situation. For more information about her ministry visit Hope Chapel Long Beach



 X-Stream Hope

Hope Chapel is happy to have their own India mission that supports persecuted Christians in India. Through the generous giving by the body of Christ girls, who are now young women, are living educated lives in a home where they can spread the love of God and be a light in their country. To learn more about what Hope Chapel is doing in India for the persecuted check out the pictures and the official website below.


Hope Chapel supports this missionary organization founded by Rev. P.C. Varghese in 1981. PC was called to missions in 1974 while he was a university student. He has ministered all over India and the surrounding South Asia countries for the last 30 years. Today in 2013 Good News for Asia employs pastors, teachers and staff that incredibly bless the country of India. All staff and board members are USA volunteers. If you have a heart for India check out the official Facebook page below and see how to get involved.

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 Elie and Ana Neamtu: Apostolic Ministry

The Neamtus are Romanian missionaries that have spread the gospel throughout Romania for years.  They work with orphans, widows, gypsies and lepers.  Elie and Ana also establish churches in Romania so their work lives on to this day in the areas they have ministered too.  If you want more information on how to support Romania and get involved visit Hope Chapel Long Beach.


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This is a ministering light in a dark place. You can see pictures below or on the Facebook link. To learn more about this mission visit Hope Chapel Long Beach.