2640 Santa Fe Avenue Long Beach, CA 90810 9:15am & 11am Saturdays, 11am & 7pm Wednesdays, 7pm ea. 2nd & 4th Friday evenings


Elder Ministry


Our Elders play an important role in our church leadership and organization. Through their faithful and spiritual ministry, they assist with the spiritual growth of our church. In addition, our Elders carry out and provide leadership in ensuring the implementation of Philadelphian’s mission, purpose, and goals.

  • Healing and Helping – The roles and responsibilities of the Elders involve many things. The expectations of Elders and those aspiring to be an Elder includes:
  • Spiritual Leadership – leading church services, and special events (communion, prayer meeting, evangelistic meetings, bible studies, etc.)
  • General Oversight – advising ministry leaders, providing counseling, mediation and spiritual leadership.
  • Nurturing – assist with the spiritual, mental, and physical nurturing of our members (i.e. visiting: members, sick and shut-in; providing communion) and connecting with members through writing, calling, texting, or emailing

If you have any questions or would like more information about our Elders, please contact our Head Elder, Robert Whittaker by emailing him at rwhittaker@phillysda.org or call our church office at 562-426-8026.

Pastor Anthony Kelly (500x375)
Pastor Anthony Kelly
Pastor David Zaid (500x333)
Pastor David Zaid
Elder Robert Whittaker (500x333)
Elder Robert Whittaker
Elder Gloria Bell (500x333)
Elder Gloria Bell
Elder Juanita Carter (500x333)
Elder Juanita Carter
Philly (200x89)
Elder Ethel Burns (picture not available)
Elder Erylene Piper-Mandy (500x333)
Elder Erylene Piper-Mandy
Elder Oma Batiste (500x333)
Elder Oma Batiste
Elder Chris Jordan (500x333)
Elder Chris Jordan
Elder Rosie Neal (500x333)
Elder Rosie Neal