"For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach.

He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined.

He must hold firm to the trustworthy Word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it."

Titus 1:7-9

Leadership

  • Adam Tyson

    Senior Pastor, Elder

    Pastor Adam was born and raised in a Christian home in Georgia.  After attending medical school, he became a physician's assistant and worked in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery in Savannah for four years.  While serving in his local church, he felt an overwhelming desire to pursue the glory of God through theological training and the opportunity to serve the Lord in full-time ministry.  Adam had the privilege of attending The Master's Seminary for both an M.Div. (2005) and D.Min. (2013).  Adam served as an associate pastor of student ministries and outreach at Lakeside Bible Church in Montgomery, Texas for seven and a half years.  He has a passion for expository preaching, biblical counseling, world-wide missions, and reaching the community of Santa Clarita with the gospel!  Adam has been married to his lovely wife, Lisa, since 2004, and they have been blessed with five children: Anna, Nate, Micaiah, Hudson, and Zoe.


          

  • Steve Severance

    Associate Pastor, Elder

    Pastor Steve came to Placerita Bible Church in 2001.  He was saved in 1971 and has been involved over the years as a deacon, youth leader, teacher, and discipler in churches in Ohio, Michigan, New York, and California.  He hold a bachelor's degree in economics from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington and an MBA from the University of Chicago.  Steve and his wife, Judy, have been happily married since June 1963 and have four grown, married children: Steve, Scott, Mark, and Julie; and sixteen grandchildren.


  • Patrick Hamblin

    Elder Board Chairman

    Patrick grew up in the San Fernando Valley, graduating from Village Christian HS.  He then graduated from The Master's University with a BA in History.  After teaching and coaching for five years at Village Christian, he went into law enforcement where he is currently training to be a helicopter pilot.  Patrick and his wife, Christina, have been married for fourteen years, and they have three children.  They are avid Dodger fans; in fact their first date was a Dodger game!  Pat's hobbies include camping, fishing, and following USC football and basketball.  Pat serves at PBC as our elder board chairman and as the elder who provides oversight to Foundations (Children's Ministry), small groups, and our equipping classes.

  • Bill Barrick

    Lay Elder

    Bill and his wife, Barbara, have been members of PBC since 1997, and he has served as an elder since 1998.  Barbara led the Women's Ministry for ten years and now serves as church librarian.  Bill also teaches equipping classes from time to time.  Bill and Barb have been married 52 years and have four married children and fourteen grandchildren.  Bill retired from full-time teaching at The Master's Seminary three years ago.  He leads rafting trips for Canyon Ministries in the Grand Canyon, teaches overseas at TMAI pastoral training centers, edits Old Testament commentary series for Logos/Faithlife, and is writing books of his own.

  • Jim Sojka

    Lay Elder

    Jim has been a member of PBC for over 15 years and an elder for 7 years.  He is a father of three, grandfather of four, and husband to his incredible wife, Pam, since 1986.  Jim loves the church and loves to serve others.  He has been privileged to have been saved for over forty years, and he finds it more amazing now than ever before that the God of the universe reached down to change his selfish heart and make him one of His own.

  • Todd Kostjuk

    Lay Elder

    Todd and his wife, Ashley, have been members at PBC since 2005 where they have had the joy and privilege of serving in various ministries throughout the years.  As an elder, Todd oversees the finances, provides oversight for the Youth Group, and helps lead a small group.  Todd grew up in Southern California and was saved during his junior year of high school by coming under the intense  conviction of his sin before a holy God and realizing his need for Jesus to save him from the wrath of God.  He met his incredible wife, Ashley, his first month at The Master's University and they have been married since 1998.  They are blessed with two teenage children.  Todd has worked many years in the business world and currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer and VP of Administration at The Master's University and Seminary, where he also teaches business classes.  He enjoys all types of sports (especially the Dodgers), the outdoors, spending time with family, and reading God's Word.

  • MARK MADRID

    LAY ELDER

    Mark has attended PBC since 2011.  Prior to that, he attended and served at Grace Community Church.  It was there he met and married his best friend, Terah.  They have been married since 2005 and have three children.  Mark loves investing his time and energy into the church and has a passion to equip the saints for the work of the ministry.  He enjoys his coffee black with no cream or sugar, and has a weakness for cookies and milk.

  • Zack Harris

    Youth Director

    Zack Harris grew up in Santa Clarita, California.  The Lord saved him at a summer camp in 2008.  From that point, his time as a student in high school ministry encouraged him to grow in his love for the Word as well as for the church.  After graduating high school, he studied Biblical Exposition at The Master's University where he also met his wife, Christine.  They got married in 2016 and their daughter, Lila, was born in July 2017.  Zack and Christine began attending PBC early in the fall of 2017.  They now both serve in the Youth Ministry.

Deacons

Frank Modugno

JR Montoya

Bob Price

Keith Shanks

Dhon Wellons

Paul Yochim