Loren Hicks has been our pastor since 2005. Under his leadership our church family has grown to include people from over 30 nations.
Prior to serving as our lead pastor, Loren and his wife, Linda, were university campus pastors at UCLA and UC Santa Barbara. They also pastored a church in Texas, and another in Missouri.
In addition to serving our church, Loren is an Executive Presbyter for the SoCal Network Assemblies of God and gives care and oversight to 68 churches throughout the Los Angeles/Long Beach area, and 150 credentialed ministers. He is also a National Consultant with the Assemblies of God Acts 2 Journey, an organization that leads churches on a one-year journey to discover their mission, vision, values, and strategic plan.
Loren has earned a masters degree in church leadership from Vanguard University, and a bachelor degree in biblical literacy from Ozark Bible College.
Loren blogs and coaches pastors from his website - lorenhicks.com.
Loren and Linda have been married for 25 years and have three beautiful daughters. They live in Los Angeles with their dog, Milo.