Life may get complicated when you’re facing emotional, relational, or spiritual challenges. Through pastoral counseling you don’t have to go through a struggle alone. We provide hope and counsel to individuals and couples in need of healing. Our intention is to extend God’s spirit of grace and love to your life.


Marriage is a beautiful, lifelong commitment. In preparation for marriage OCF offers personal sessions with a pastor-elder and his wife prior to tying the knot. Together with your partner you’ll discuss important topics that will ultimately strengthen your bond with each other and Christ. We also facilitate important discussions within married couples. Our counselors offer an unbiased perspective that brings Christ to the center of the relationship.


This is a group of 5-6 mature OCF members who gather together for a meeting to offer input and insight about a decision in an individual’s life. This council typically discusses each decision once, so it’s not designed to address long-term emotional or relational needs.

Helpful Resources

Please note that not every group listed is currently meeting so be sure to follow up with each contact/church for their most up-to-date meeting information.

Celebrate Recovery
An on-going Christ-centered recovery program.
  • Baycities Community Church (Torrance) – Contact Meaghan Grider
  • Hawthorne Foursquare Church (Hawthorne) – Contact Frank Lares
  • Hilltop Community Church of Christ (El Segundo) – Contact Monica Moreland
  • Journey of Faith (Manhattan Beach) – Contact
  • Journey South Bay Church (Redondo Beach) – Contact David Sudduth
Divorce Care
A 13-week support group for those who have gone through or are going through a divorce.
  • Bread of Life Church (Torrance) – Contact Helen Lee Tsou (310.325.7777 x221)
  • Journey of Faith (Manhattan Beach) – Contact Wendy Ettenger
Grief Care
A 14-week support group for those who’ve lost a loved one.
  • Bread of Life Church (Torrance) – Contact Helen Lee Tsou (310.325.7777 x221)
  • Journey of Faith (Manhattan Beach) – Contact Wendy Ettenger
  • Rolling Hills Covenant Church (Rolling Hills Estates) – Contact Carol Farnworth (310.874.9353)
Living Grace Group
A 12-week support group for family members of those suffering from mental health difficulties or disorders.
  • Journey of Faith (Manhattan Beach) – Contact Wendy Ettenger
Harbor Rock Recovery
A non-profit organization serving the community with Recovery Resources that include assessment, referrals, biblical coaching and counseling, intervention services and Christian sober living environments. Contact Pastor Dan Bradford (310.699.4987/
Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC)

A non-profit that provides hundreds of different types of services. Not only are physical needs met, but emotional and spiritual needs are met as well. For help, please call the Love INC office at (310.831.7038).

Family Promise of the South Bay

A community-based approach, engaging both the local community, as well as houses of faith in the effort to combat family homelessness. Guests in this program receive a full complement of resources, support, and services as they work toward their own stability and self-reliance. For help, please contact the Family Promise office at (310) 782-8196.

Here is a listing of community information and referral services at low or no cost. Resources include counseling, shelters, classes, support groups, meals and more. Click Here to Download.
CIFT South Bay

Phone: (714) 558-9266

Journeys Counseling Ministry

Phone: (714.957.1973)

New Life Counseling

Phone: (800) 639-5433

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