pastors doug & christa Andersen

senior pastors

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.



Executive team


  • Pastor Doug Andersen

    Senior Pastor


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  • Pastor Christa Andersen

    SENIOR Pastor

    Director of KID'S LIFE & Women's Ministries 


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  • Mary Fischer

    Executive Director of Finance & ADMINISTRATION


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  • Pastor Sean Sottile

    EXECUTIVE PASTOR

    DIRECTOR OF MINISTRIES


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pastors


  • Pastor Kyle Bauer

    Assistant pastor
    Director of

    spanish life


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  • Pastor Rose Davidson

    assistant pastor

    Director of  Small Groups

     & Discipleship


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  • Dr. Jack Hamilton

    associate pastor

    Legacy Senior Adult Ministry


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  • Pastor Gary Howse

    Associate Pastor

    Director of Congregational Life


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  • pastor kathy howse

    assistant pastor
    finance administrator


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  • Pastor Brandon Maurizio

    Assistant Pastor

    director of

    youth ministry


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  • PASTOR ERICK RECINOS

    Assistant pastor

    director of young adult ministries & sUMMIT INTERNSHIP


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  • Pastor Steve Staples

    assistant pastor

    New life & prayer ministry


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STAFF


  • BRANDT ANDERSEN

    MEDIA COORDINATOR


       

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  • TERESA BAUER

    LIEECSC MINISTRY COODINATOR


       

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  • CRUZ CONTRERAS

    Elementary COORDINATOR


       

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  • EMMA CONTRERAS

    EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO DOUG ANDERSEN AND

    MARY FISCHER


       

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  • WALTER COTZAJAY

    FACILITIES TEAM

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  • JED HIPPLE

    FACILITIES TEAM

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  • MARK INFANZON

    FACILITIES TEAM

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  • karen maurizio

    communications coordinator


       

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  • KATIANA PALLAIS

    EARLY CHILDHOOD coordinator


       

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  • CLAUDIA PANAMENO

    LIEECSC WORSHIP LEADER

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  • JOSUE RIVERA

    FACILITIES COORDINATOR


       

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  • LINDSAY SZAFRAN

    EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO

    SEAN SOTTILE / OUTREACH & MISSIONS COORDINATOR


       

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  • JOEL WEITZMAN

    DIRECTOR OF worship community & it


       

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