Carlos was born in Juárez, Mexico and raised in both Juárez and El Paso, Texas. He and his wife Olivia have been at Canyon Hills since 2000 and have three children: Carlos II, Ian, and Alexis. Carlos currently oversees the vision and mission of Canyon Hills Friends Church and is passionate about reaching, teaching, mending, and sending.
Larry was born in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa and grew up on a farm. He graduated from Barclay College. Larry and his wife, Shirley (deceased, cancer, 2018), started Canyon Hills in 1990. They have three married children, two granddaughters and three grandsons, and love water sports and sand rails. Larry’s passion is to carry out the vision God put in his heart over 30 years ago to build more and better disciples for Jesus Christ.
Matt grew up in Tustin, California and graduated from Hope International University with a degree in Biblical Studies focusing on Greek and Hebrew literature. Matt and His wife Tiffini have been at Canyon Hills since 2013 and have a young son named Oliver who loves to greet people with waves and high fives. Creative teaching is one of Matt’s passions and he is always seeking to find new ways to make scripture come alive for all who hear it. Matt currently oversees our Sunday worship experience, helps lead our weekend teaching, connects people to our Life Group ministry, and helps manage all IT and Live Stream needs on campus.
Micah was born and raised here in Orange county. After graduating from El Dorado High School, he began interning at the church he grew up in while working at Chick-fil-A. In 2015 Micah married his wife, Mia, and graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a B.A. in biblical studies. He spent the next many years leading high school and young adult ministries while working on a masters degree. In 2021 Micah graduated with his masters degree and began work here at Canyon Hills as an Equipping Pastor. Micah is passionate about preaching and building active communities of believers.
Youth Pastor (High School & Junior High)
Mark was born and raised in Whittier, California. He graduated from Biola University with a degree in Biblical and Theological Studies. He and his wife, Chantelle, have a beautiful daughter named Aria who was born in 2020 and their baby boy will arrive in early summer of 2022. Since 2011 Mark has had experience in youth ministry, church planting, global missions, and discipleship. He leads the junior high and high school ministry at Canyon Hills and is passionate about making disciples that live out the fullness of their inheritance in Christ Jesus.
Wes was born and raised in Orange County. Wes has been at Canyon Hills since high school when he started dating his wife, Allison, who began attending Canyon as a child the day it opened. They now have three children. His passion is to see people grow in their faith as they share the love of Jesus through serving others both locally and internationally.
Tiffini grew up in Orange County and at Rose Drive Friends Church. While at Whittier Christian, she felt the call to ministry. She graduated from Ohio Christian University with a major in Christian Ministry and Leadership. Tiffini has been at Canyon since 2013 and started volunteering with the College group, the high school group and the worship team. Tiffini is married to Matthew, the Associate Pastor, and they have a son, named Oliver, who loves to say hi to everyone and run around the campus. Tiffini currently serves on the Worship team and as the Office Admin. When not at work, Tiffini enjoys reading and writing, hanging with her cats, playing video games with Matthew, and being with Oliver, watching him grow up.