Pastor Alvin Helms
Pastor Alvin began as Senior Pastor October 11, 2010. He has been married to Melodee since 1987. They have 4 children ranging in age from elementry school to high school. Alvin has served as a pastor for 20 years. Alvin is a graduate of Oral Roberts University (1985) and Yale Divinity School (1989). He was ordained as a pastor in Dececember 1990. Alvin’s passion is to see people come to understand the gospel of grace and pass it on to others.
Rev. Dr. Phil Hoyer
Pastor Phil Hoyer has been with CCC since May 2000. He has served in several pastoral roles since his arrival and is now Associate Pastor. He is He has over thirty-five years of full-time ministry experience. Since coming here, he has expanded and developed the church’s choir, orchestra, and other musical ensembles. He also oversees our Congregational Care ministry. Dr. Phil has a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Church Music and a Doctorate of Worship Studies from the Robert Webber Institute for Worship Studies.
Director of Missions and Evangelism
Arv and his wife, Beverlee, have been members of CCC since 1980. He began believing in Jesus Christ as a child attending a Congregational church in Minnesota. He made a confession of salvation as a teenager at a Christian-Missionary Alliance church in Santa Monica. It was in 1978, after the intervening years of military service, university and industry, that he rededicated his life and acknowledged Jesus Christ as Lord as well as Savior. He has served on the Missions Team for some 16 years, off & on, since 1986 and has been active with Evangelism Explosion (EE) for 3 years being EE Clinic certified Jan 2007. He served on the CCC Long Range Planning Committee in 1984-1986, taught adult Sunday school classes, led a growth group and served as an Elder on three separate terms, led the mid-week Praise & Prayer group for 20 years and now, on a volunteer basis, he has been appointed Director of Missions and Evangelism by the Board of Elders. He holds a BSEE (Cal, Berkeley), an MBA (National) and studied at Westminster. He retired in 2002 from his career in aerospace engineering.