Our Leadership

Gifted & Biblically-Qualified Men Serving God’s People Under Christ.

Christ is the one, supreme authority for the church (1 Corinthians 11:3; Ephesians 1:22; Colossians 1:18). Practically speaking, this means that all aspects of body life must conform to His will and standard as found in the Scriptures, including (and especially) church leadership. At Pleasant Valley Bible Church, we affirm God’s plan for pastoral leadership in the local church, which is a team of godly, gifted, tenderhearted, biblically-qualified men called elders (1 Timothy 3:1-13, 1 Peter 5:1-5). As those who have been entrusted by the Lord Jesus with authority to lead the flock and direct the affairs of the church, elders must do so as servants of Christ and of the people of God, following in the footsteps of the Good Shepherd.

Elder & Senior Pastor

Paul Phillipps

Prior to coming to Pleasant Valley Bible Church on November 1, 2001, Paul pastored churches in Florida and Mariposa, California, and helped to plant a church in Merced, California. Along with being the… Paul’s full bio ⟶

Elder & Pastor of Spanish Ministry

Sam Guevara

Prior to coming to Pleasant Valley Bible Church in 2020, Sam pastored True Life Church in Camarillo. A former practicing Roman Catholic, Sam was saved from sin and religion at an early age. By God’s grace… Sam’s full bio ⟶


Ted Chun

Ted was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and can still easily lapse into pidgin English, if given the opportunity. He began attending PVBC around 1996. Ted is a graduate of The Master’s Seminary and… Ted’s full bio ⟶


Tom Dowd

Tom was born in Vermont and has one younger brother, and has lived in California since 1987. He attended Boston University and Pepperdine University and has worked for the Department of the Navy since… Tom’s full bio ⟶

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