Pastors & Staff

Jim Price

Interim Lead Pastor 

Hi!  I am Pastor Jim Price.  I am married to Deidra and have two grown daughters.  In my leisure time I love to hike, ride bikes, travel, and read.  I have led 6 treks to climb Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain on the African continent to raise money for Missions.  I’ve climbed Mount Whitney 7 times and the John Muir Trail. Still working on the Pacific Crest Trail.   I love going on trips to visit our missionaries and see the great work they are doing in challenging places.  I was pastor of Diamond Canyon/Landmark Christian Church for 37 years.  I am an adjunct professor at Hope International University where I teach the New Testament.  I love young adults as they are the key to the future as well as the now.  The Church is God’s tool to change the world and I am privileged to be used in that work.

Christian Clark

Youth and Young Adults Pastor

Christian grew up just outside LA. Upon graduating high school, he went to Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri. There he graduated in 2019 with a Bachelors of Theology of the New Testament and Bachelors of Preaching. Christian worked as a Children's Pastor for a few years and ever since February of 2022, he has been our Youth and Young Adult Pastor.

Ron Ransen

Worship Arts Pastor

Ron is from Long Island, NY, where he earned a degree in music, with an emphasis in piano, composition, and voice. He spent the early part of his career performing in live theater, Christian bands as well as in film and TV. With a calling to use his gifts for God’s glory, Ron was led to serve in full-time ministry where he draws upon his extensive professional background in the arts. This includes decades of independent study and education in music, voice, acting, and dance, with top professionals in the business. When it comes to worship, Ron believes in meeting God from where you are and helping others to experience God in their own individual acts of worship. Being able to pull from a repertoire of classical and contemporary styles helps him lead others from wherever they may be. Ron and his wife, Joanna, have two wonderful daughters whom they adore. They enjoy traveling, singing, and laughing together as much as possible.

Diana Gutierrez

Children's Ministry Director

Diana grew up in Los Angeles, known as the "City of Angels." She began her academic journey at Southwestern College before transferring to San Diego State University, where she earned dual degrees—a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. After graduation, Diana worked at the nonprofit Gat Juvenile Hall, providing counseling and support to at-risk youth. This experience solidified her dedication to serving young people in challenging situations. Her passion for making a difference led her to the Horizon School of Evangelism, where she wanted to be at the Lord's feet! She joined a group of 60 students on a cross-country journey across the United States. They participated in festivals of life, sharing the gospel through drama, skits, evangelizing, and other creative performances. Diana's outreach efforts also took her on missionary trips overseas, where she found joy in assisting at orphanages and engaging with children. During her time in San Diego, Diana met Joey, who would soon become her husband. After their marriage, they were blessed with two sons. In 2017, the family relocated to Oceanside, where they joined The Lighthouse Church. Diana became actively involved in the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) ministry, offering guidance and encouragement to mothers in the community. Alongside this, she and Joey were involved in the children's ministry and youth ministry, eventually being appointed fellowship deacons—a testament to their leadership and commitment. Diana also homeschools her children, which has deepened her passion for teaching and nurturing young minds.