Who We are

In 1968, Rev. Troy Perry accepted the call of God to hold a worship service in his home for those who experienced rejection by their religious communities and often their families.   A worship service, which quickly grew into a ministry of affirming welcoming and loving equally all of God’s children. A ministry, which today is a worldwide religious denomination rooted in welcoming and affirming all of God’s children regardless of orientation as equal heirs of God’s love, Christ’s salvation, and the Holy Spirit’s anointing and leading.

Metropolitan Community Churches, started by Rev. Troy Perry in 1968, began as a small group of 12 that has grown into the largest religious movement of LGBTQIA inclusion in modern US history, all from a magazine advertisement.   Aside from its large network of churches all over the world, MCC is also known as an advocate of social justice through its Global Justice Institute, serving local, national and international communities through political reform.

MCC as well as Resurrection Beach MCC, in particular, is affirming of all God’s people regardless of who God created him or her to be. We profess the love of God to all people, welcome and affirm all people; LGBTQIA, straight allies, and all who may be in between.

Resurrection Beach MCC, in similar fashion, continues to seek to be a shining light for those in OC who’ve found themselves de-churched through its emphasis on worship and fellowship, as well as its community outreach to organizations like Children’s Hospital of Orange County, the Corbin Family Resource Center, Strength for the Journey, AIDs Team Ministry and feeding the homeless and less fortunate.

Our celebration comes in many forms and as often as there is a need or opportunities to serve. Our community remains strong and vibrant because of our prayer and praise life, our love and care for one another, and our shared commitment to being the hands, feet, face, and voice of Jesus Christ to those in need.

Thank you for the opportunity to share just a bit about who we are.  We would love to have you check out the rest of our website and also to come and worship with us.  If you would like more information or to speak with us, please call us at 714-662-6972.

For more information about the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches please visit https://www.mccchurch.org/

Thank you,

Pastor Dale Brown

Resurrection Beach MCC


Our leadership structure

At Resurrection Beach MCC Pastor Dale Brown serves as the Moderator or President of the Board of Directors, and the Council of Ministries team as well.


The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is comprised of 5-7 people depending on the needs of the Board and is responsible for overseeing the finances of the church as well as any legal matters.  The Board meets monthly on the 2nd Sunday of the month following worship and a time of fellowship.  Board meetings are open to anyone interested in attending. If a confidential matter such as personnel is to be discussed, the Board will go into Executive Session, which is closed.

Our board meetings generally last about an hour and include review and acceptance of various reports, information sharing from our Council of Ministry meetings where ministry planning takes place, and other matters that come before the Board of Directors.  Currently, our Board of Directors consists of Michael Southerland., Robert Leidner, Charles Curtis, and Anna Orozco, along with Pastor Dale Brown. You can contact the board via email at board_of_directors@rbmcc.org

Charles Curtis

Hi my name is Charles Curtis.  I first attended Resurrection Beach MCC back in 1993 when it was known as Ocean of Life MCC.  I had been invited by a Lesbian couple I worked with.  For whatever reason at that time, I guess I just was not interested in church,...

Robert Leidner

I am Robert Leidner, and I have been an active member of Resurrection Beach MCC since the 1990’s.  In my earlier years, I was involved in providing food for the fellowship after the service.  I was active in assisting with the AIDS Team Ministry (ATM), a joint ministry with the...

Michael Southerland

My name is Michael Southerland, and I currently serve as Vice Moderator and Clerk of the Board of Directors at Resurrection Beach MCC (RBMCC). I have been a member of RBMCC for 3 years and a member of MCC churches for 11 years. My passion is to help those who...