I was born in Seattle, 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 in the IT industry for nine years and also served in college campus ministry for three years. Amy and I are grateful parents to our son, Isaiah.
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, my son, studying the Scriptures, drinking good coffee, playing basketball, reading, and the Seattle Seahawks.
College & Youth Pastor
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. Preston married his lovely wife, Rachel in the summer of 2021 and they currently live in Granada Hills- just a block away from church!
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.
Executive Pastor of Discipleship
Johnson was raised in the San Fernando Valley and grew up at CCAC. God graciously saved Johnson through the ministry of CCAC, and he saw the truths of the Bible lived out in the church family. Johnson counts it as a tremendous privilege to minister God's Word where he grew up.
After graduating at UCLA with a degree in Economics, Johnson worked as an accountant. But he soon enrolled in The Master's Seminary for a Master of Divinity in order to pursue full time ministry. He has also received a ThM (Master of Theology) and PhD at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Johnson is blessed with a wonderful wife in Emily. The Lord has brought them on many adventures through living in Louisville, Baltimore, and now back in Los Angeles. Along the way, God has given them three children and taken one home. It is Johnson's hope that wherever God places him, God would use him and his family so that others would have "ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus" (Phil 1:26).
Richard, an Ophthalmologist in Northridge, was born and raised in Los Angeles. He went to L.A. Unified public schools and was a graduate of UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Fuller Seminary. He met his wife Bobbie in college. She was born and raised in Oakland, CA and graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Elementary Education. They moved to the San Fernando Valley during Richard’s residency training at UCLA, and helped to start CCAC. Their 4 children were raised in the San Fernando Valley: Mandy, Rachel, Abby, and Andrew, and they have 9 grandchildren: Madelyne, Makenna, Brayden, Nathanael, Sierra, Nicholas, Carter, Micah, and Delanie. Richard has been on many volunteer overseas mission trips providing eye surgeries and sharing the Good News.
Roger was born and raised in San Diego from Chinese immigrant parents. He became a Christian in high school after attending a church retreat at Forest Home and was baptized a year later. The influences of his youth pastor and youth group were instrumental in his early growth as a disciple of Christ. Only the Lord knew the range of subjects he would study as he left San Diego to attend UCLA to study Business, go on to USC to become a dentist, and then study in the MDiv program at the Master's Seminary.
In the Lord's mercy, he introduced Stefanie into his life who later became his wife in 1991. Also born in San Diego, she traveled up the 5 freeway to attend Biola University and later worked as a LAUSD math teacher in Hancock Park. They have the privilege and joy of raising their four children: Karisa, Kaitlyn, Daniel and Kaylee. Being at CCAC since 1995, Roger has enjoyed his involvement in growth groups, counseling, youth group, leadership and church development, worship, Sunday School, and disability ministry. In his "spare time", he enjoys guitar, mountain biking, studying God's Word, traveling and getting good Groupon deals!
David was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. He graduated from California State University, Northridge with degrees in accounting, finance and real estate. His education allowed him to pursue careers in public accounting, entertainment, manufacturing, hospitality and banking industries. He started attending CCAC in 1985.
The love he has for ministry and to serve others resonates in his past service as a high school student leader, Sunday school teacher, Asian American Christian Fellowship leader, Deacon, growth group leader and Church Treasurer. After serving with Nadia on the Fun Factory committee they became best friends and ultimately got married. They now have three daughters, Jadyn, Londyn and Brooklyn and one son, Parker. David enjoys spending time with his family outdoors, fixing/repairing things, playing and watching sports, reading and exercising.
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.
Stan is a self-proclaimed “Valley boy,” having been born and lived in San Fernando Valley his entire life, except when away for college and post-graduate training. He has been attending CCAC regularly since Jr. High, and enjoyed serving in the church in various capacities, from high school student leader, High school sponsor, Sunday school teacher, Deacon, to eldership now.
Stan is married to his high school sweet heart, Mandy, and they have four children: Madelyne, Makenna, Nate, and Nicholas. During his free time, Stan enjoys spending time with his family & friends, hiking, playing sports (actually watching more these days) and fishing.
Josh was raised in the San Francisco Bay area in a secular Jewish family. He is the only believer in his immediate family and came to faith in Jesus as Messiah in 1988. Starting in the early 1990’s, Josh began volunteering and then serving with Jews for Jesus. In 1994, he came onto full time staff and has been serving as a missionary ever since. Josh graduated with a BA in History in History and Jewish Studies from Brooklyn College. He went on to graduate school at Western Seminary in Portland, OR where he is currently working on his ThM.
Josh is married to Annette, who also serves with Jews for Jesus. They have two adult daughters, Eliana and Taliah. The Sofaers moved to Los Angeles from New York City in 2012 and started attending CACC a few years later. Josh has a passion for teaching the Bible, seeing young people grow and develop in their faith, and volunteering with the kids. Josh enjoys travel, food, and playing golf. Josh and Annette live in Tarzana.