Pastor Alvin Helms

Pastor Alvin Helms
Senior Pastor

Pastor Alvin began as Senior Pastor October 11, 2010. He has been married to Melodee since 1987. They have 4 children. Alvin has served as a pastor for over 20 years. Alvin is a graduate of Oral Roberts University (1985) and Yale Divinity School (1989). He was ordained as a pastor in December 1990. Alvin’s passion is to see people come to understand the gospel of grace and pass it on to others.






Pastor Phil Hoyer

Rev. Dr. Phil Hoyer

Associate Pastor

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.  Pastor Phil and his wife, Susan, have been married for over 37 years and have three adult children and three grandchildren.



Julie Sammons and Carol Wilson
Children's Ministries Co-Directors 

Carol Wilson has served in Children’s Ministry for the past 18 years.  She has participated in VBS, Sunday School, Festival of Light, Pioneer Club, AWANA, and summer activities.  Carol previously served on staff as nursery coordinator, Mom’s Day Out teacher. In July 1999, Carol became the assistant director of Mom’s Day Out and continues in that role.  Carol and her husband Jim have been married for 26years and have three grown children.  She loves working with children of all ages and connecting with families.

Julie Sammons is a native resident of Carlsbad.   She has served in Children’s Ministry in many capacities, VBS, Festival of Light, Pioneer Club, AWANA, and Sunday School.   Julie has been the director of Mom’s Day Out since July 1999.  Studying God’s word and ministering to women and children is the desire of her heart.  Julie and her husband Dave have been married since 1979.  They have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren.



Pastor Drew Mathews
Pastor Of Student Ministries 

His experience ranges from teaching, training, and counseling students and youth volunteer staff to creating a student led ministry project focused on serving in the community. His care for students has inspired him to be closely involved with their lives through attending students’ events, personal discipleship, and social media. “Every student in our ministry is known, prayed for, and loved because of the work of our volunteers”, he says.  Pastor Drew and his wife, Roni and son, Noah. “Playing with Noah and spending time with my wife are my favorite things to do. My family spends a lot of time making music and art together.”




 Pastor Max Vague

Pastor Of Missions Ministries 

Pastor Max Vague and his wife, Anne, have thee children, 10 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Pastor Max has a theology degree from Toronto Bible College and Religious Education degree from Ontario Bible College. He was ordained to the ministry in 1968. Pastor Max has served as pastor of churches in Ontario, Canada and Muskegon, Michigan and on the pastoral staff of Carlsbad Community Church for 34 years. For the past five years he has served as a missionary to Micronesia and Micronesians in Saipan, Guam, Hawaii, and the U.S. Mainland teaching, training and equipping pastors and their wives and church leaders. In July, 2013 he returned to the staff of Carlsbad Community Church as the Director of Missions. He also continues his work with Micronesians as the Director of the Morning Star Institute. His passion is to make disciples and equip them for the work of the ministry.



 Pearl Andrews

Director of Adult Christian Education 

Pearl Andrews, has been a member of CCC since 2005. Christian Education is her passion.   Her experience includes serving as Superintendent of SS for a prominent church in San Diego overseeing 116 teachers; she has also organized Sunday Schools for three other churches,whose programs are still in operation.