Leadership Team

Pastors & Staff

Loren Hicks

Loren Hicks

Lead Pastor

Pastor Loren has served as the Lead Pastor of Pacific Christian Center since 2019. Prior to coming to PCC, he served as a lead pastor in Los Angeles for seventeen years. He is passionate about reaching the next generation and sharing the love of Jesus with the hurting in our local community. In addition to his ministry with the church, he is the host of The 5 Minute Discipleship Podcast which reaches 101 nations of the world. This daily podcast exists to inspire believers who want to deepen their faith and grow closer to God. Pastor Loren is married to his beautiful wife, Linda, and together they have three daughters. In addition to being an ordained minister with the AG, Pastor Loren also holds a bachelor's degree in biblical literature from Ozark Bible College and a master's degree in religion and church leadership from Vanguard University. When you get to know him, you'll discover his favorite food is tacos and he is a huge fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers! More than anything, he is passionate about sharing the gospel and the love of Jesus.  
Linda Hicks

Linda Hicks

Associate Pastor

Pastor Linda is an ordained minister, our Associate Pastor, and the Director of Women’s Ministries for our SoCal Network. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Theology from Ozark Bible Institute and College. She and her husband, Loren, have three amazing daughters.
At the age of four years old, Linda accepted Jesus Christ as her savior and received the baptism of the Holy Spirit at six years of age. It has been the desire of her heart from then to serve God in ministry to others.
Moses Aguirre

Moses Aguirre

Executive Pastor

Pastor Moses is an AG licensed minister and serves as our Executive Pastor. He has served on our pastoral team since 2014. In this role, he leads our staff, family life, and worship ministries, as well as supports our operational and administrative functions. He is married to Cynthia and together they have been blessed with four wonderful children. He’s earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Chapman University and a Master of Public Administration degree, Public Sector Leadership, from Cal State Northridge. He has also spent over two decades as a leader in the Human Resources field. Pastor Moses came to know Christ and was called into ministry at a young age. He has found great joy in serving God since he was 7 years old.  To God be the glory! 
Phil Young

Phil Young

Compassion and Outreach Pastor

Pastor Phil is an ordained minister and serves as our Missions and Compassion Ministries Pastor. In this role, he leads our Angel Food and CityServe Ministries which offers a great deal of support for our local community.
Pastor Phil and his wife Claudene have three adult children, five grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Pastor Phil has a passion for and enjoys family, missions travel and also enjoys snacking on one of his favorites; black licorice candy. 
Rick Pineda

Rick Pineda

Student Ministry Pastor

Pastor Rick is an AG Credentialed Minister and serves as our Youth Pastor and a Co-Director for our Young Adult Ministry. He has been on staff at PCC since 2018 and has been serving as our Youth Pastor since 2020. He has been married to Kaykay Pineda, our Children’s Ministry Director, since 2021 and they both have a passion of reaching and investing in the next generation. When he isn’t on church campus, you can catch Pastor Rick surfing, taking photos on his film cameras, and rewatching Marvel/Star Wars movies!

Kaykay Pineda

Kaykay Pineda

Children's  Ministry Director

Kaykay  is our Children’s Ministry Director and a Co-Director for our Young Adult Ministry at Pacific Christian Center. She has been on staff here since 2021. She is married to Rick Pineda, who serve as the Youth Pastor at Pacific Christian Center. Rick and Kaykay have been married since May of 2021 and have a huge heart for the next generation at PCC. When she isn’t here with the kiddos, you can find Kaykay either outside soaking up the sunshine or binge-watching her favorite TV shows at home! 
Lynne Plunkett

Lynne Plunkett

Pastoral Counselor

Lynne joined the PCC family in 2016 and currently serves as a Pastoral Counselor where she offers Christian counseling and support to individuals, couples, and/or the family. She has rich experience in education and is a retired educator and principal. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in counseling. Additionally, Lynne holds a PPS credential (counseling K-12) and is a licensed Assemblies of God minister. She has been married to her husband for over 50 years and God has blessed them with 3 children, 8 grandchildren, and many "bonus" grandchildren. Lynne enjoys spending her time quilting and being with her family. 
Rick White

Rick White

Pacific Christian School Administrator and Principal

Mr. White has been a Christian Educator for 39 years.  He is in his third year as Principal/Administrator of Pacific Christian School.  He earned his Bachelor's degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and his Master's degree in Education from United States International University.  He holds an Administrative Credential with The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).  In 2010 he became a National Blue Ribbon Principal when he led his Elementary and Junior High School to National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence status with the U.S. Department of Education.  As a former collegiate athlete he loves all sports, particularly college football and baseball.  He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Karen for 43 years. They have four adult children and three grandchildren.   
Maureen Calderwood

Maureen Calderwood

Pacific Christian Preschool Administrator

Maureen has been an early childhood educator for over forty six years. She is in her twenty seventh year as director at Pacific Christian Preschool. Maureen is a mother of five and a grandmother of eight. She has been married to a wonderful man for forty five years. She loves to travel and especially loves to visit with her grandchildren. Maureen accepted the Lord at the age of fourteen and has seen God continue to show His mercy and grace to her through the years.

Misti Perkins

Misti Perkins

Executive Assistant to Pastor Loren Hicks and Graphic Designer

Misti first joined the PCC team over 20 years ago and started attending church here when she was a young child. She serves as Executive Assistant to Pastor Loren Hicks. Misti also holds an education in Graphic and Website Design and lends those skills to the church.  She and her husband Scott, have  7 children and 3 grandchildren in  their family.  Misti enjoys wide open spaces and spending time with her family and her dogs - all 5 of them!
Gail Sousa

Gail Sousa

Spiritual Life Administrative Assistant and Receptionist

Gail serves as our Administrative Assistant and Spiritual Life Administrator. She has been a part of the PCC team since 2016.  Gail has a passion for helping others and enjoys using the skills God has blessed her with to support His work in ministry. She enjoys spending time with her two daughters and three grandchildren and you can often catch her out on the baseball fields cheering on her grandsons or in the kitchen working up something delicious. 
Cynthia Aguirre

Cynthia Aguirre

Finance Specialist

Cynthia serves as our Finance Specialist and Co-Director for our Family Life Ministry. She has served in various areas of ministry, alongside her husband Pastor Moses, at PCC since 2014.  With 15 years of finance and human resources experience, she enjoys using her skills to support the work of the Lord at PCC. Cynthia was raised on the central coast, graduated from Allan Hancock College in several fields of study, and loves that she and her husband have the blessing of raising their family in the beautiful community where they both grew up.