SENIOR PASTORS JOE & ANDREA GIL
My name is Joe Gil, and this is my wife—my best friend—Andrea. We have been married since November 15th, 1997, and we have the honor of being the Senior Pastors of Coast Christian Fellowship. We absolutely love what we do because we love people. Our passion is for those around us to experience the fullness of God and the joy of healthy family. We have 4 kids living in our home but many more because we consider Coast our extended family!
I was born and raised in Torrance, California.I grew up skating, surfing and going to school in the South Bay. My wife Andrea grew up pretty close to me in San Pedro.
I have 2 older brothers and one younger brother. Andrea has two younger sisters. Most of them are married with kids so we have some big family get togethers.
In 1991 I graduated from West Torrance High School and in 1997 I graduated from Biola University with a B.S. in Graphic Design. I also went on to work on my M.A. at Talbot Seminary. After 7 years in the marketplace, I became a pastor in 2002. I still enjoy being creative but I can honestly say that I was born to be in full time ministry.
My wife, Andrea, received her B.A in business from Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, Ca. She is the organized one in the family!
Favorites and Interests
Andrea and I love to see new places and spend time together. We had five glorious years of marriage before kids where we traveled and got to spend much time developing our friendship. For quite a few years we also we able to work at the same organization together.
Probably our greatest joy and passion are our four children. We love the idea of discipling the next generation of world changers. Andrea homeschools all four. Not every day is perfectly smooth trying to be their parent and teacher but we definitely see that the hard work is paying off. Hanging out as a family whether it’s games, movies, surfing or out to eat is definitely our favorite thing and brings us the most joy.
Andrea and I feel totally blessed. We were placed into this position at Coast in June, 2017. We absolutely love our staff and church family. Though there are pressures in the ministry, we would not have it any other way. We are so excited to be a part of what God is doing in this time and in this place! We are confident that we are going to see an amazing move of God in our church and in L.A. In fact, it has already begun!