Ministry Staff

Senior Pastor – Ron Johnson

Pastor Ron has been serving at Village in various ministries for more than 27 years, along with Susie, his wife of 26 years. They have three children, Mark, Jeffrey, and Alicia, and are committed to serving the body of Christ and glorifying God as a family by living out the core values of Village – Outreach, Community, Spiritual Growth and Ministry – in their daily lives.

Pastor Ron is a graduate of Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, where he earned his Master of Divinity degree. He has also taught many classes in the Computer Science department at Biola since his undergraduate days, having earned degrees in Computer Science and Business Administration there.

Associate Pastor – Andrew Gilmore

Andrew, or “Happy” as he is known at Village, oversees the Junior High, High School, College, and Missions ministries at Village. He graduated from The Master’s University in 2006 with a degree in Communication. His wife Amy graduated the same year with a degree in Biblical Counseling, and they were married shortly after. They have three children: Alice, Emma and Isaiah. Andrew graduated with his M.Div from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. Andrew’s strong love for God’s Word leads to a passion for igniting in others a desire to read, study and apply God’s Word. You can find Pastor Andrew on Twitter @happypastor21.

_MG_1447Assistant Pastor – Andrew “AJ” Bessey

AJ discerned God’s call to pastoral ministry while at camp during his high school years here at Village. Since then, he’s earned his bachelors degree in Biblical Studies and Theology from Biola University, and is currently pursuing his Masters of Divinity from Talbot School of Theology. AJ loves reading and teaching the Bible and theology and is currently overseeing our children’s ministry.

Worship Director – Joshua Jaeger

Joshua has been involved in worship ministries at various churches for more than 10 years. He has been active in leadership at Village for the last five years. Joshua strives to use his talents for the Lord and has a passion for leading God’s people in worship. Musically, Joshua has played a variety of instruments and has participated in many choral groups throughout his life. His passion for music led him to work for a youth theater program, where he met his wife Sarah. Married in 2010, they had their first little girl, Mathia, in 2012. Joshua and Sarah are dedicated to serving God as a family and bringing glory to God through their lives.


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