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Jonathan & Elyse Kopp

Jonathan & Elyse Kopp


Hi, we're Jonathan and Elyse Kopp. Since 2016, we've had the privilege of co-pioneering YWAM Long Beach. Jonathan comes from the Black Forest in Germany, while Elyse comes from West Virginia, USA. We met while staffing the first Discipleship Training School (DTS) in Long Beach, California. It was here that we became best friends and discovered our shared passion for serving this incredible city and its people.

We are now the current directors of YWAM Long Beach and continue to partner with several non-profits in the city. Here’s a little of what we do.

Our hearts are deeply rooted in compassion for the marginalized, especially the homeless in Long Beach. Throughout the week, we assist homeless individuals and families in their journey to secure housing, employment, or necessary resources. We walk alongside them, offering practical support, and sharing the love of Christ. Our focus extends beyond material needs, aiming to foster genuine connections and restore hope in those we encounter.

Additionally, We are passionate about helping Christians build a strong foundation in their faith, offering mentorship, discipleship training programs, and community groups. We strive to foster a sense of community and belonging, creating a welcoming environment for all who seek to grow in their relationship with God.

We are also committed to serving communities, both locally and abroad. We train missionaries and facilitate mission trips that prioritize cultural change, compassion, and share the gospel of God’s love. These experiences not only impact the communities we visit but also transform the hearts of those who participate.

We hope to create a space where individuals from all walks of life can encounter the transformative power of Jesus. Where the lost are found, the homeless find shelter and hope, and believers can deepen their faith.

We invite you to join us in this mission, whether through prayer, volunteering, or partnering with us through finances. Together, we can bring hope and change to our community.

For more information about our ministry and how you can get involved, email us at:

Thank you for being a part of our journey!


Jonathan and Elyse Kopp

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