Pastor Scott Anderson: Lead Pastor
Both Scott and Diane have been involved in the communities where they have pastored. Scott has been a Chaplain for the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department since 1997 and as a Chaplain, he provided crisis intervention counseling to the Sheriff deputies of San Diego and to the respective communities. Diane has worked outside of the home as well and has always seen it as an opportunity to be a light in the work force.
Scott has a wide variety of favorite foods but Mexican would be at the top of the list! Nothing beats good guacamole! Diane is a meat and potatoes kind of girl. Scott loves riding his motorcycle, playing golf and scuba diving. He also loves just hanging out with friends. His favorite sports team is the Pittsburg Steelers. Diane enjoys a good book and spending time with family and is a DIEHARD Steelers fan by marriage! Both Scott and Diane have a unique ability to communicate the Gospel in a meaningful and passionate way, when combined with their uncompromising love for God’s people, that makes them an effective team.
Pastor Justin Castle: Fusion Youth
Pastor Wayne Burnham: Kids Pastor
Wayne Burnham is the Kids Pastor here at Lancaster First Assembly. Wayne and his beautiful wife Jennifer have been married since June of 1999, they have two daughters Hannah and Cora. Both Wayne and Jennifer have always had a heart for ministry and have served with youth and adults, leading Bible studies, home groups, and community events. Wayne was a Community Pastor in Spokane, WA for a number of years and is passionate about a team approach to ministry. He is currently studying for his credentials at the SoCal AG School of Ministry in Irvine. Wayne and Jennifer have a passion for seeing kids of all ages in a growing relationship with Jesus and building relationships with those around them.
Having fun is a must for Wayne and Jennifer. They enjoy traveling the country, reading great books and going for multiple walks a day with their dog Cooper. Their family song is “Its always a good time”. Wayne enjoys cooking when time allows and teaching his girls to cook as well. Wayne and Jennifer have a gift of hospitality and enjoy building relationships with friends both new and old.
Pastors Jeff & Candice Rhea: Revive Young Adults
Jeff works in the community of Lancaster as a Sergeant for the Los Angeles Co Sheriff’s Dept. Candice is an adjunct Instructor for Deaf Studies and a Sign Language Interpreter at Antelope Valley College. Jeff and Candice both love Sushi, and make it a part of their twice a month date night! Their favorite pastime is to take their family camping.
Pastor Mauricio Ibarra: Spanish Ministries
Mauricio has worked for Mercedes Benz for over 22 years. Mauricio loves a good chicken kabob! In his spare time, Mauricio likes to ride his bike or go out for a walk.
Andrew Padilla: Worship Pastor
Andrew Padilla is the Worship Pastor here at Lancaster First Assembly. He and his wife Kim have been married since October 2014. They met in church as they both served in worship ministry together for many years. Their son Bennett, who is the joy of their lives and keeps them on their toes, is almost was born in 2016
Andrew & Kim have a passion to serve the local church, with a focus on family, relationships, and a desire to see people have an authentic life change as they encounter Jesus. Believing in people and working with teams to fulfill the vision and mission of the local church and its leaders. Fulfilling the call of God on their lives by loving family, loving people, and being willing to be used by God.
Andrew & Kim enjoy good restaurants, the beach, traveling, and being with family. We can’t forget that Andrew, Kim, and Bennett are HUGE Dodger fans!
Pastor Doug McKenzie: Associate Pastor
Rick & Donna Chisham: Children’s Ministry
Rick is a member of the Church Board and serves as an usher. Rick is a retired CHP office and currently is a CPR/First-Aid, Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support instructor at the University of Antelope Valley. Rick loves pork chops and Donna loves Mexican food. They love going to Disneyland and traveling.
Don Rhea: Pipeline Men’s Ministry Director
Don Rhea is the director of our Pipeline Men’s Ministry here at Lancaster First Assembly. And Cyndi Rhea is the director of our R.E.A.L. Women’s Ministry. Don & Cyndi are childhood sweethearts who meet here at LFA. They have been married for 41 years and have attended LFA for most of their lives. Don & Cyndi have 2 adults sons and 7 grandchildren. Along with being the director of Pipeline, Don also is on the church board, serves as an usher, leads a Men’s Bible study, and is involved in missions. Cyndi currently leads a Ladies Bible Study and is actively involved in our Angel Tree ministry. They have both served in many areas of ministry over their years at LFA.
Don has worked in the aerospace industry his entire career and is currently the President and co-owner of Clancy JG International, a Lancaster-based professional services and consulting firm that provides contract support to commercial and Government customers with operations from Alaska to Washington, DC. Don likes all food too much to decide a favorite but he especially likes food someone else pays for or the food he eats while riding his Harley!!! Cyndi enjoys the outdoors and the beauty of God’s creation. She has a palate for fine foods that includes dining at local venues with unique menus.
Joe & Arcelia Hernandez: Missions Trip Directors
Joe is a retired Lineman/Splicer from the City of L.A. Department of Water & Power after 35 years of service. They enjoy all kinds of food as long as it is cooked and flavorful! Getting ready for their next missions trip is one of their favorite pasttimes.
Aidan Sonksen: Sports Ministries
Aidan Sonksen oversees sports ministry here at Lancaster First Assembly. He is currently studying for his pastoral credentials through the AG Ministries. Aidan graduated from Vanguard University Class of 2017 with a degree in Business Administration and was a pitcher for the VU Lions Baseball Team. Aidan’s favorite kind of food is BBQ but he enjoys eating just about anything. He also loves sports, being active, and anything else that is outdoors.