Pastor Doug Andersen has a heart to see every believer open to an understanding of what God wants to do in and through their lives. He says, "It's more than simple belief! Each of us is called to become an effective tool in God's hand to see the world impacted through influence, prayer, and taking spiritual authority in our environments."
Pastor Doug received his ministerial training at LIFE Bible College, graduating in 1988 with his Bachelor of Arts degree. He served as Youth Pastor at The Church On The Way (1988-1991). In 1992, the Andersens moved to Fresno, and served as youth pastors at Valley Christian Center. In 1995, they returned to The Church On The Way in Van Nuys, where Pastor Doug served for many years as Executive Pastor, before being installed as the Senior Pastor at The Church On The Way Santa Clarita in 2008.
In addition to being a senior pastor, Pastor Doug serves the Foursquare denomination as a member of the Board of Directions, as well as on the Foundation Board and the District Council. He was a contributing writer for the Spirit-Filled Life Bible for Students and Pastors of Promise.
His partner in ministry is his wife, Christa, who is also a graduate of LIFE Bible college, and is an ordained minister. Christa was also a contributing author of the book, Pastors of Promise. She currently serves as the Executive Director of KIDS Life and Women's Ministries at The Church On The Way Santa Clarita. Though involved in ministry through leading Bible studies and volunteering at the church, Christa’s ministry had been primarily at home to their three children.
Doug and Christa married in 1987 and have three children: Brandt, Emma and Carl. Now all adults, Brandt is married to Emily and they welcomed twins into the world in 2017. Emma and her husband, Cruz Contreras, were married in October 2017. Carl is a freshman at The Kings University. In their spare time, the Andersens enjoy spending time together as a family, hanging out with their dog, Tucker, and exploring new places to eat. Pastor Doug is a "car guy" and loves most things to do with cars, including restoring them. He is also big on home improvement and will figure out how to take on any project.