Fred and his wife Kendra
I was born and raised in Southern California and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. I was raised with a nominal Catholic background, having a heritage, but no real personal faith. At age 19 I followed a friend to church and eventually accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior.
I began to get involved at my church and began to feel called into ministry. Through the encouragement of the Elders I started the Ministry program at Hope International University, eventually earning a degree in church ministry. In that process I started as a youth intern at North Orange Christian Church in 93-94. I was developed into an associate youth director and eventually became the youth minister and then in associate pastor to adults until 2008.
I started on staff at PACC in 2009 and quickly felt at home. In 2010 I transitioned into the Senior Pastor position and have been truly blessed by a wonderful congregation. I have also served as an adjunct professor of youth ministry at Hope International University and have a Masters degree from Cook School of Intercultural studies at Biola University.
Pastor of Spanish Ministries
Israel and his wife "Tuta"
Stamps Intern and Youth
Ryan and his wife Rianna.
I have lived my entire life in Southern California and I love it here/ I was blessed to be raised by parents who made sure I went to church as a small child. However, quickly church and my faith became my own. As young as kindergarten I can remember being the one who"dragged my family" to church. When I was about seven years old I formally accepted Christ and was baptized. By 7th grade I was the only one in my family actively attending church and since that point I have made sure to make it a large part of my life. After high school I went to Chaffey Community College in Rancho Cucamonga where I got my AS in Education and then I went to Fullerton's Hope International University and received my BA in Children and Family Ministry. Kids are my heart and I'm so excited to get to be a part of this church and present the Gospel to His little ones/
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. - Proverbs 22:6 (NIV) Born and reared in Indiana, Lynne Wong was raised in a strongly church-centered family. But as many do, she fell away from church-going and had a crisis of faith during her years at Indiana University. After graduating from IU in 1985, Lynne moved to the Los Angeles area to “have an adventure for three or four years”. She worked in a succession of administrative positions in diverse companies, along the way learning about public relations, publishing and advertising. In 1994, Lynne married Gary and they’ve lived in the San Gabriel Valley since then. They have three cats named Rick, Sam and Ilsa, named for characters in their favorite movie, “Casablanca”. In 2008 Lynne and Gary experienced a family crisis that caused a severe upheaval in their settled, contented life. She says, “I was lost and terrified. I turned to the only real true thing that I knew, the only thing that I could trust. I reached out my hand and God was there. He was where He’d always been. He was just waiting for me to come back.” She asked God to guide her and to show her the path He wanted her to follow and she asked for a miracle. “I got a miracle, just not the one I asked for,” she explains. “I got saved all over again. I felt God’s grace, mercy and love more powerfully than I ever imagined. My life has been changed forever.” Lynne and Gary began to search for a church community. They started attending Park Avenue Christian Church in July of 2008 and have been active from the very start. She states, “We felt welcomed from the moment we set foot on the property. We’ve found a family full of people who love God and love each other. It’s remarkable.” Lynne started working part-time in the PACC office in May, 2011. Her duties include graphic design, data base and Facebook page maintenance and general office work. She says, “Pastor Fred sees the forest. It’s my job to see the trees.” She also occasionally sings in PACC’s Worship Band. In her spare time, Lynne is very active singing with the Verdugo Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines International. She likes old movies, college football and basketball and chocolate. She loves to read, especially English history and Science Fiction/Fantasy.