Staff

Reverend Layne Beamer

Reverend Beamer

 

 

Reverend Layne Beamer

A native of rural Ohio, Pastor Layne Beamer is a Claremont School of Theology graduate, having earned his Master of Divinity degree there in 2009. Prior to answering the call to ministry, he received a BS degree in Communication and Theatre from Miami University, and worked as a professional actor in Chicago and Hollywood for years before becoming a carpenter and handyman. Layne is married to Michyl-Shannon Quilty, and is the proud father of son Shayne. Camping, hiking, and singing are some of his favorite pastimes.

Paul Delgado

Paul Delgado

 

 

Paul Delgado

Paul Delgado has served as Minister of Music since Fall of 2007 and prior to that was Baritone Section Leader for the Motet Choir.  He is currently a Music Education Major at Biola University and is the Founder and President of the American Choral Director’s Association Student Chapter there.  Paul is also the Founder and Artistic Director of the Paul Delgado Singers an elite chamber choir that performs regularly in both the Los Angeles and Orange Counties. He has studied and worked with such renowned conductors as John Tebay, Bruce Rogers, Charles Bruffy, Shawna Stewart, and many more.

 

Pastor Al

Pastor Al Lopez

 

 

 

 

Pastor Al Lopez

Raised in Southern California, Pastor Al Lopez served Iglesia Cristiana de la Biblia Abierta in Pico Rivera and East Whittier Christian Church as worship minister and youth pastor. He has served on the board of directors for Eastmont Community Center in East L.A. and Whittier’s Intercommunity Counseling Center. Al is married to Tanya Lopez and is the proud father of baby Avery.

 

Debora Taft

Debora Taft

 

Debora Taft

Debora Taft (pictured with her husband Jim) has been the Secretary at First Christian Church since 2002.  In 2008 she was given the title of Administrative Assistant with more office duties.  She has three boys, Joshua, Christopher, and Ethan and 4 adopted cats and an adopted Pug.  She attends Cerritos College and will graduate in 2012 with her AA in Business Administration.  She will then attend Fullerton College for Accounting and Information Systems Technology.  She loves working at First Christian Church and is always amazed at how giving and wonderful the congregation is to its church family and the outside community.  She enjoys the beach, dancing, and playing Wii with the family.  She is active in her church and sings in the choir and plays the flute.  If you have any questions about First Christian Church,  please call Debora in the church office.