PCC Elders: Mark Ambrose, Tony Elias-Calles, Tom Meadows, Dave Buchan, Jeremy Metz, Don Carlson, Brent Long
A native of Southern California, Mark earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, his Master of Divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology, and his Doctorate Degree in Preaching at Talbot School of Theology. Mark’s passion is to see people reached for Christ and to help them grow in their love and devotion to Him. During the 1980s, Mark had a fruitful evangelism ministry, recording and touring internationally with a contemporary Christian music group that he founded. Mark became the Outreach Pastor at Pacific Coast Church in 1995, served as Executive Pastor from 1996-2003 and was the Senior Associate Pastor from 2003-2006. On February 8, 2006, Mark was installed by the Elders and the Church Members of Pacific Coast Church as the new Lead Pastor. Mark and his wife, Susan, married in 1982 and have 3 children, Brittany, Evan and Brennan, and 6 grandchildren.
Been at PCC since: 1994
Favorite Bible Verse: Ephesians 3:20 & 21
Matt grew up in Tustin, and returns there often for good tacos and Kean coffee.
He graduated from Azusa Pacific University with degrees in Biblical Studies and Psychology. Matt has served in full time ministry since 1995 working in a variety of churches and ministry roles. He has served students, various adult ministries, and served on the preaching team.
Matt is passionate to see people grow closer to God, both unbelievers and believers. This is why he loves all kinds of questions and even skepticism. Matt cares deeply about helping others read the Bible better on their own and discovering their God given gifts and mission.
In 1996, Matt made the incredibly wise decision to marry Misha. They have five kids, all boys: Max, Marc, Morgan, Miller, and Mac.
In his free time, Matt likes to read science fiction and spend time in the garage where he puts his very amateur woodworking skills to practice (some would say mal-practice).
Amen was born in Visalia, CA. He earned his BFA in Graphic Design from the University of the Pacific and his Masters in Theology from Fuller Seminary. Amen has been serving in full time pastoral ministry since 2007 and is passionate about helping people come to know Jesus and encouraging them as they take their next steps with Him. Pastor Amen will be heading up our PCC Online ministry, using his gifts to help people connect and follow Jesus no matter where they are located.
Amen is married to Michelle and you can often find them at Dodger Stadium cheering on the boys in blue!
Marc was born and raised in Laguna Niguel, CA. He earned a B.A. in Business Management and Marketing from Concordia University of Irvine. He is currently pursuing an M.A. in Bible Exposition at Talbot School of Theology. Marc has been attending PCC with his family for over 20 years. He began serving in the Middle School ministry in 2014, became a Middle School ministry intern in January of 2018, and most recently our Middle School Pastor. Marc was married in August 2019 to Rachel.
Noah was born and raised in San Clemente, CA. He earned his B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies from Biola University in 2020. Noah has participated in a few ministries, including high school, young adult, and now middle school ministries. Noah is passionate about seeing students grow in the grace, love, and understanding of Jesus Christ.
He is married to his wonderful wife Aleah in 2021 and looks forward to his future at PCC. In his free time, Noah enjoys running, reading, and coffee. If you see him as PCC, make sure to say “hello”, because he enjoys meeting new people.
Ana was born and raised in San Clemente and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California Baptist University. For 8 years she served at Iglesia El Camino (PCC’s Hispanic Ministry) assisting in their Children’s Ministry, adult worship team, and many other areas. She became our Children’s Ministry Team Leader in 2016, and our full-time Children’s Director in January, 2017. Ana is married to Gabriel and they have three children, Elijah, Elena and Eliana.
Favorite Bible verse: Psalm 104:33
Came to PCC: 2015
Walter was born and raised in La Paz, Bolivia. He came to the USA in 1986, worked in the hotel industry for 15 years and attended Las Americas Seminary. Walter has been married to his wife, Mali, since 1990 and has three boys, Jeremy, Timothy and Jesse. Walter was an Elder at El Buen Pastor in Santa Ana for 10 years, and has been the Senior Pastor at Iglesia El Camino since 2003.
Been at PCC since: 2003
Favorite Bible verse: Hebrews 4:12