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Senior Pastor - Living Hope Community Church

Living Hope Community Church - Senior Pastor Search

Living Hope Community Church (“Living Hope”), located in Brea, California, is searching for a new Senior Pastor to succeed their Founding Pastor, Steve Chang. Living Hope was established in late 1993 by Pastor Steve and his wife, Hannah. They have since grown to a church of 1,000+ active participants and a 2-million-dollar annual budget. They acknowledge that member and budget growth are important, yet their priority remains to love Christ and to make Him known through active in-reach and outreach endeavors. Living Hope has played a key role in founding the SOLA Network and planting several churches, locally and abroad.

Living Hope Community Church


Living Hope is a multigenerational church with most attendees being of Asian American heritage. Additionally, other ethnicities are represented and growing within the congregation. They are a family-oriented, local body of Christ, living out their vision to be a “Church to Call Home.”

Living Hope’s mission is to challenge a new generation of believers to be committed followers of Jesus Christ. Traditionally, their strength has been children and youth ministries, attracting numerous families to Living Hope, but they also have a flourishing single adult ministry, as well as an empty nest ministry.

Living Hope Community Church


Living Hope’s Senior Pastor will guide the church into the next chapter of ministry.

Leadership Needs:

  • Church Unity: The new leader will unite the church by teaching and leading with clarity and effectiveness. He will lead the congregation into a forward trajectory with attainable Kingdom centered goals.

  • Vision: The new leader will develop and implement systems and processes to make disciples and develop future leaders. He will lead and direct the church in its mission to continue to reach a new generation to become committed followers of Jesus Christ through Spirit-led formation and transformation.

  • Continuity and Relationship: The new leader will pursue continuity and healthy relationships with Elders, staff team, deacons, and cell group leaders.

  • Growth: The new leader will foster the congregation’s spiritual growth. Living Hope is blessed with an inviting facility and the ability to expand as the church grows physically. The church is exploring the prospects of planting churches in the surrounding area.

Please refer to the Opportunity Profile for a full description of the qualifications and expectations of the position.


Living Hope is located in a growing area of north Orange County, California. Their immediate outreach includes the cities of Brea, Fullerton and Yorba Linda, yet they also attract attendees and members from surrounding cities such as Diamond Bar, Buena Park, Anaheim Hills, Irvine, Chino, and Chino Hills. This area is generally attractive to younger families because of its reputation for safe neighborhoods, proximity to job opportunities, central location near oceans/mountains, and strong public and private educational institutions and programs.

Please refer to the Opportunity Profile for a full description of the Community.


To view the full Opportunity Profile Click Here


AGORA Search Group is a Colorado Springs search firm providing executive search and selection services to churches and faith-based organizations throughout the world.

Rob Lauer, President and Founder of AGORA Search Group, is leading the search. Rob founded AGORA in 2000 and has over 30 years of executive search, consulting, and ministry experience.

Rob has a passion to serve organizations with an emphasis on building relationships throughout the search process. He and his team invest significant time, utilizing a comprehensive process to match exceptional leaders with outstanding organizations.

For further details regarding this position, please contact:

Rob Lauer

AGORA Search Group



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