PastorAL STAFF

Seymour Helligar, Pastor/Teacher

As a graduate of Master’s Seminary (MDiv, 2014), Seymour was immensely blessed by the instruction of his professors and faculty. Among many lessons taught and learned, the inestimable value of rightly dividing the word of truth became an important anchor for ministry.

Armed with Paul’s charge to Timothy, “preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.” (2 Tim. 4:2), on January of 2014, Seymour accepted the invitation to serve as Christ’s under-shepherd to the congregation at Grace Community Church of Long Beach. His goal is the proclamation of the exalted and risen Savior, Jesus Christ, to the glory of God the Father.

Seymour is married to Valencia Helligar, and they are blessed with three children (Manasseh, Jewel, and Trinity)

Robert Kimsey, Pastoral Intern

In God’s mercy and lovingkindness, Rob was redeemed eight years ago and saved by grace through faith in the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Eph 2:8-9). In God’s providence he was able to complete the Master of Divinity program at the Master’s Seminary, graduating in May 2021.

He is currently serving GCCLB in preaching, discipleship, counseling, and an evangelism ministry through local outreach in Long Beach.

Rob is passionate about preaching and counseling. He is currently pursuing certification as a biblical counselor through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.

He has been married to his wife Laura for 18 years. Rob and Laura have three children; Jackson, Madison, and Noah.