ERICK LOH - Lead English Pastor
I was born in Seattle, WA, but have lived in the Los Angeles area for most of my life. I graduated with an electrical engineering degree from UCLA, where I met my beautiful wife, Amy. After getting married in 2012, we moved to Kentucky to attend The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. I graduated with a Masters of Divinity in 2015 and came back to be on staff with CCAC in 2016. Prior to vocational ministry, I worked for nine years in the IT industry and also served in college campus ministry for three years.
By the grace of God, I was saved in first grade through my
parents sharing the gospel with me. I felt the call to ministry in college as I
began to teach and disciple younger believers. I am passionate about teaching
God’s Word and helping others to understand it, know God through it, and
practice it in their own lives. I desire to build a community of Christians who
are zealous for the glory of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ, and who love
each other genuinely and deeply. I love my wife, studying the Scriptures, drinking
good coffee, playing basketball, reading, and the Seattle Seahawks.
Tavi and his wife Melissa have been at CCAC since 2007. Tavi grew up in Romania and was surrounded by music ever since he can remember. At age 18 he came to the US on a classical guitar scholarship and graduated from the Master’s College in Santa Clarita, CA with a Bachelors degree in guitar performance. Tavi and Melissa met in Romania during the summer of 2000 while Tavi was visiting his family and Melissa was leading a mission trip to Tavi’s home church. Upon their return to California, Tavi offered to teach Melissa how to speak Romanian, began to put his Romanian charm to good usage, and the rest is history. Tavi and Melissa were married in 2003 and, together with their 4 children, enjoy living their busy but exciting lives. Tavi received his Master of Divinity from the Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley CA in 2008 and is currently overseeing the Worship, Christian education, counseling, and spiritual formation ministries of our church.
Preston was born in Austin, Texas, but when he was eight, his family moved to Taiwan. After high school, Preston moved back to the States for college, and graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a Philosophy degree. 2017 was a big year- Preston finished up his Master of Divinity from the Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, and he joined the CCAC family as the youth pastor! At an early age, Preston came to know Jesus as his Lord and Savior, largely due to the faithfulness and example of his parents. It was in college when Preston started working with the youth, and he has not stopped since. There are many questions that students wrestle with in their formative years, and his heart is to walk with the students through these issues. His passion is for students to build a firm foundation- to turn to God and to view His Word highly. When he gets a chance, Preston enjoys his time reading, listening to podcasts and country music, trying to perfect his steak, and getting his hopes crushed by the Dallas Cowboys.
Jonathan and his wife, Julie, have been attending CCAC since 2012 - they have been married for 12 years and have three children: Miles, Luke and Vivian. Jonathan is a native to Southern California and grew up in a Judeo-Christian family/culture (his dad's family are Jewish and his mom's are Christian). He professed faith as a Christ-follower at the age of 23, during his undergraduate studies at Cal Poly Pomona. He and Julie met during their time teaching high school together. At CCAC, Jonathan serves on the worship team, assists in providing fellowship and discipleship opportunities to the men in our congregation and is the chairman of the missions committee. During graduate school, Jonathan and Julie attended a San Diego church that placed a primary emphasis on cross-cultural Christian missions to ethno-linguistically distinct people groups who don't have the Bible available in their native tongue or a viable/reproducing church. It was during their time there that Jonathan learned of the Biblical mandate to missions and that missions is not a calling, but a command to all disciples of Jesus Christ. Thus, he asks the question, "will you go or will you send?". His desire is for CCAC to grow as a missions sending church and he works to provide missions education opportunities to our congregation. His passion is to mobilize Christians to go to where the Gospel of Jesus has not yet been heard/read. Jonathan is a Professor of Biology at Cal State Northridge, where he teaches courses in cell and molecular biology and leads a team of researchers studying cancer and tissue regeneration. He enjoys being active outside with his family and enjoys camping, surfing and triathlon.
DAVID LEW – Elder
JOE CHIANG – Elder
Joe was born in Tapei, Taiwan and grew up in Millbrae in the Bay Area. He is married to Patty, and they have two kids - Caden and Chloe. Joe owns an insurance agency, and when he's not working, enjoys playing golf, watching HGTV and spending time with his family. He has been at CCAC since 2002 and has previously served as a deacon. Joe serves with the assimilation team, discipleship ministry, growth group ministry and ushering.