SENIOR PASTORS JOE & ANDREA GIL
My name is Joe Gil & this is my wife—my best friend—Andrea. We have been married since November 15th, 1997, & have the honor of being Coast Christian Fellowship’s Senior Pastors. We love what we do because we love people. Our passion is for people to experience the fullness of God & the joy of healthy family. We have four kids at home & many more in Coast, our extended family!
I was born & raised in Torrance, CA. I grew up skating, surfing & going to school in the South Bay. My wife Andrea grew up in neighboring San Pedro.
I have two older brothers & one younger brother. Andrea has two younger sisters. Most of us are married with kids so we have big family get togethers.
In 1991 I graduated from West Torrance High School. In 1997 I graduated from Biola University with a B.S. in Graphic Design. I also worked on my M.A. at Talbot Seminary. After seven years in the marketplace, I became a pastor in 2002. I still enjoy being creative, but I was born to be in full time ministry.
Andrea received her B.A in business from Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, CA. She is the organized one in the family!
Favorites & Interests
Andrea & I love to see new places & spend time together. We had five years of marriage before kids – we traveled, worked together, & developed our friendship.
Our children are our greatest joy & passion. We love discipling the next generation of world changers. Andrea homeschools all four. Not every day is smooth trying to parent & teach, but the hard work pays off. Hanging out as family – games, movies, surf, eating – brings us the most joy.
Andrea & I feel totally blessed. We were placed in this position at Coast in June, 2017. We love our staff & church family. Although there are pressures in ministry, we would not have it any other way. We are excited to be part of what God is doing in this time & place! We are confident that we are going to see an amazing move of God in our church & in L.A. It has already begun!