Our Pastor

Pastor John Sawtelle is an ordained teaching elder in the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America and is married to his college sweetheart and longtime friend, Denise. Both John and Denise have the wonderful distinction of being “PK’s,” whose fathers have diligently served as ministers of the word and sacrament in the Reformed church for many decades. Together they have three teenage sons Wyatt, Garrett, and Zachariah. John has a BA in Humanities with a concentration in Ancient Near Eastern Studies from CSU Sacramento, a Master of Divinity from Westminster Seminary in Escondido, CA, and is about to complete an MA in Rhetorical Theory and Criticism at CSU Fullerton.  Pastor John loves to preach the Bible verse by verse in order to show God’s people the basis of their doctrinal convictions in Holy Scripture. His life-goal is to be a part of a church planting movement which seeks to plant more Reformed churches in LA metropolitan area than there are AM/PM Mini Marts.