Staff

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ

-Ephesians 4:11-13

  • Troy

    Senior pastor

    While his pastor hat is never fully off, Troy enjoys lacing up his shoes and hitting the tennis courts. Back in the summer of 1982, before his last year of high school, God saved Troy. While at the University of Southern California (B.A. Psychology), God crystallized a calling to pastoral ministry. Several years later, Troy was then graduated from Biola University’s Talbot School of Theology (M. Div. Practical Theology). One month after graduation, Troy and Julie were married. In the first eight years of their marriage, they produced four children. Troy has shepherded the same congregation since 1994, when a team of about 20 faith filled people started a church that would later become Gateway Friends Church.

  • Joe

    associate pastor

    Joe leads our college and outreach ministries at Gateway. He grew up in Northern California but has lived so much of his life in SoCal that he has become an avid Lakers fan. He studied at UC San Diego for his undergrad, where he met his lovely wife Naomi. Shortly after college, Joe received a M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary. Joe enjoys goofing off with his two boys, playing basketball, volleyball and snowboarding.

  • Sung

    associate pastor

    Sung is a local boy having grown up a couple of towns away in Hacienda Heights. From an early age, he knew he wanted to go into ministry and so he went to UC San Diego and studied philosophy and received a M.Div. from Talbot School of Theology. At Gateway, Sung leads the missions and youth ministries along with executive duties of the church. He is married to Grace and they have four sons all under the age of 7, which makes for a lively home! When he's not with family or at church, he passionately roots for the Dodgers or is pedaling on his bike. More than that, he loves serving God and his people!

  • Steve

    CHURCH COMMUNITY PASTOR

    Steve was born back east in New York, grew up in the Far East (Philippines), and settled in the west coast (sunny So-Cal) in 1981. As a result, he will eat everything and anything from Nathan's hot dogs and kraut, to Adobo, to California Pizza, among other things. He studied Mechanical engineering at Loyola Marymount and currently works at Boeing. He grew up a Roman Catholic, but later accepted Christ as his personal savior and attended Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa. He felt led to attend a smaller church in which he could serve and get to know people. A friend told him about Gateway and he has been a part of the church since the late 90's. Steve completed his Masters in Christian Apologetics from Biola University in 2003. He is married to Janet and has two children.

  • Aimee

    sunday school director

    Aimee is not only in charge of our children's ministry, but she is also our administrator of adult Sunday classes. She, her husband, and their two sons first came to our church through an outreach event in 2005 and since then have become vital members of Gateway. 

  • Kristine

    Church administrator

    Kristine has been the Church Administrator for Gateway since the merge between Gateway Christian Church and Diamond Bar Friends Church in 2002. Before working for Gateway, she worked in the field of Human Resources and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from USC. Kristine and her husband Victor have three children and reside in Rowland Heights.

  • Tiffany

    admin assistant

    Tiffany plays a vital role as Gateway's Administrative Assistant, making sure all the i's are dotted and the t's are crossed. Tiffany and her husband, Eddie have been a part of the Gateway family since its very early days. She and her husband have two children. As if she wasn't already busy with family and church, Tiffany also runs a business on Etsy making stuffed animals.