Pastoral Staff

Dr. Alex D. Montoya, Senior Pastor

Pastor Montoya has been the senior pastor at FFBC since 1972 and holds a Bachelor's degree in Latin American History from Biola University in La Mirada, California, and Master in Divinity and Master in Theology degrees from Talbot Theological Seminary, also in La Mirada. On May 11, 2008, in recognition of his long-time work as pastor, author and professor, Pastor Montoya was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Divinity (D.D.) degree by the Masters Seminary.

Pastor Montoya has served as Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministries at The Master's Seminary in Sun Valley, California and was previously Adjunct Professor of New Testament Languages at Talbot Theological Seminary. He is a member and former Southern California Regional President of the Independent Fundamental Churches of America International (IFCA).

In 1975, Pastor Montoya founded the Seminario Biblico Fundamental, which prepares Spanish-speaking men for the Gospel ministry. He is also author of Hispanic Ministry in North America (Zondervan, 1987) and Preaching with Passion (Kregel, 2000), and has shared his insights on church planting and evangelism to groups in the United States, Russia, Germany, Mexico and others.

Pastor Montoya and his wife Favy have adult married children and several grandchildren. On May 10, 2009, Pastor Montoya preached at the inaugural services at FFBC's new Whittier church, and continues to preach and teach the Word of God to all who thirst for God's truth. In 2017, FFBC celebrated Pastor and Favy Montoya's 45th anniversary with the church.


Miguel Anaya, Spanish Ministry Pastor

Pastor Anaya has been on staff since 1993 and pastors Primera Iglesia Biblica Fundamental, FFBC's Spanish language ministry. He also serves as Director of the Seminario Biblico Fundamental. Pastor Anaya attended Western Washington University, the University of Washington and is a graduate of The Master's Seminary. Pastor Anaya and his wife Darlene were married in 2006.

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Simon Garcia, Pastoral Care

Pastor Simon Garcia, a former LAPD chaplain, oversees the pastoral care work at FFBC as well as Witnessing in the Neighborhood (W.I.N.), the church's evangelism outreach program.

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Board of Elders

Our elders oversee spiritual matters in the church, such as: pulpit supply, membership oversight, teaching, doctrinal issues, and disciplinary matters.

Rick Fischer, Elder
Nelson Gonzalez, Elder
Tobie MendiblesElder
Rev. Alex Montoya, Senior Pastor
Ernie Morelos Sr., Elder
Frank RiosElder
Arturo SalazarElder

Deacon Officers

Our deacons oversee a wide range of physical and secular matters of the church, such as: collecting offerings, disbursements, security, building repairs, yard maintenance, and baptism & communion preparation.

Joe Bonilla

Ernie Vela Jr.

Carlos Soto

Ernie Morelos Jr

Deacon Ministries

Audio/Visual Systems
Ernie Morelos Jr

AWANA Oversight
Ernie Vela Jr.

Bookstore Oversight
Carlos Medina

Bus Operations
Ernie Morelos Jr

Chief Usher
Daniel Hernandez

Child Care Supplies
Joe Bonilla

Church Property Repairs
Joe Bonilla / Ernie Vela Jr. 

Tom Flores

Computer Systems
Miguel Rodriguez

Contribution Management
Carlos Soto

Daniel Hernandez / Miguel Rodriguez

Ernie Weil

Parking Lot Operations
Rudy Pineda Jr.

Security/Church Furnishings
Carlos Medina

Special Assistance
Joe Bonilla / Ernie Weil

Tape Ministry
Miguel Rodriguez

Yard Maintenance
Ernie Weil