Our Church Staff
Pastor Dan NElson
Our Pastor, Dan Nelson has served as our longest tenured pastor. He was saved, baptized, and called to preach at an early age. He has served as an evangelist, and also as a staff member of the Northwest Baptist Convention working with youth evangelism. He has served three churches as their pastor and has been an ordained minister of the gospel for over 46 years while serving as Pastor of First Baptist Church for 33 years, coming to Camarillo in 1984.
Pastor Dan is a graduate of William Carey University. He earned his Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Seminary, the Doctor of Philosophy degree from California Graduate School of Theology, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Minister of Music, Tim KIng
Tim brings a wealth of musical experience to our church. He is an accomplished pianist and has played for several productions at the Camarillo Theater and was known as the “King of Keyboards” at the Moorpark Melodrama.
Tim leads the music on Sunday mornings as well as directs the Choir. Tim leads our church’s musicals during the Christmas and Easter seasons, as well as other special events throughout the year. He has facilitated Children's and Youth Choirs in the past.
Youth Minister, Ernie Rodriguez
Ernie leads our youth ministry in Sunday School, Friday night small group time and planned youth activities. Our Minister of Youth teaches Social Studies at R.G. Frank Middle School in Oxnard. He works with our church basically on the weekends leading in the planning the youth calendar and events with our Youth Council. He enjoys youth ministry and is around Jr. High boys and girls all the time as a teacher.
Ernie has worked with youth minister in a similar position at Lifeway Baptist Church in Santa Paula and Commerce and Montebello Baptist Church where he met his wife Nancy. He later served there as Associate Pastor.