MEET THE KATZ FAMILY ...
Daniel and Autumn Katz have been serving together in full-time ministry for the last fourteen years. They have made a promise to always live their lives with their hearts fully alive and pursue a life full of adventure. What a beautiful journey they have been on that has led them right here to Long Beach! In their down time, you'll find them looking for great coffee shops, exploring the beautiful city of Long Beach and spending time with friends new and old. You'll always find joy and life at the Katz home with their little ones Samuel, Aiden, Canon and Aria.
Daniel Katz, pastor
At the age of sixteen, Daniel’s life was dramatically transformed by an encounter with Jesus. As a teenager, he found himself steeped in drug abuse and soon became an influential drug dealer in Los Angeles. It was during this time that he came to believe in Christ for salvation. Daniel’s dramatic salvation experience has led him to devote the rest of his life to see those far from God come to know Him.
Daniel trained for ministry at a Master’s Commission in California, receiving a two-year certificate. He then joined the mission field and served full-time in ministry. For over ten years, Daniel was a part of a national prayer ministry. In that time, he served for two years as the executive assistant to the president. After this Daniel served for five years as an associate pastor in a local church in Oak Brook, IL. He holds a BA in pastoral studies from Moody Bible Institute and is pursuing an MA in intercultural studies at Asbury Theological Seminary.
Daniel's passion is to lead people to experience the love of God in Jesus. He has a burden to call the church to pray and fast for a spiritual awakening and see people fulfill their God-given purpose. Currently, Daniel resides in Long Beach, CA, with his wife Autumn and their four children.
autumn katz, pastor
From a young age Autumn has had a deep desire to know God. After being raised in the church seeing the generations before her give themselves to ministry, Autumn knew that if she was going to follow God, it had to be her own journey. At the age of 12, she had an encounter with Jesus that changed her life forever. Her teenage years were spent following hard after Jesus and receiving God's heart so that she could show others the Love of God.
Autumn studied at Youth With A Mission's (YWAM) Discipleship Training School and School of Worship at the University of the Nations in Kona, Hawaii, receiving a two-year certificate. She entered into full-time ministry at the age of twenty and has been serving ever since. Autumn has led worship in stadiums filled with over 70,000 people and as a musician, she released her first single, "Sound of Rain" in 2016.
Autumn currently holds the title of Mrs. Long Beach 2017. She serves the city in various capacities and is an advocate of young girls and women being empowered to achieve their dreams. She also has a deep desire to see justice prevail and be central in the expression of the church. She is currently partnering her efforts and raising awareness for human trafficking with her title.
Autumn's heart is to see ones that are hopeless find hope again. Her passion is to see people step into their purpose and inspire them to not limit themselves of their potential. She lives every day as an invitation to make a difference, love well, and see others inspired on their journey. Currently, Autumn resides in Long Beach, CA, with her husband Daniel and their four children.