Our staff

Senior Pastor: Darren Adwalpalker

Greetings! My passion is to help people live and lead from the center of their being, the place of abiding connection with Christ. I invite you to step off the fast-paced cultural treadmill and slow down to listen for God's voice of affirmation that calls us His Beloved in Christ (Matthew 3:17, 1 John 3:1), an identity that allows us to live with freedom and serve others with joy. 

Pastor Darren and Amy started in ministry together in 2001 by planting a Spanish-speaking church in Garden Grove, California. That Spanish church eventually multiplied and started another at the South Bay Church of God. In 2006, Darren became the Senior Pastor over both Spanish and English ministries. Darren holds a B.A. from Wheaton College, IL and a Masters Degree from Biola University. Darren can often be found outdoors bike riding or spending time with his wife, Amy, and three children, Josiah, Hannah and Abigail.

You can reach Pastor Darren at 310-329-9411 x302 or email pastordarren@sbcog.org

Part-time Preaching Pastor: Trey Clark

Pastor Trey is committed to growing as a follower of Jesus and helping others to do likewise. For the last several years, he has had the privilege of serving on pastoral staff at South Bay. Currently, Trey serves as a part-time preaching pastor and is also involved in mentoring young people and coaching youth leaders.

In his free time, Trey enjoys running, quiet retreats, and going on road trips with his wife, Dominique. He holds a M.A. and B.A. from Wheaton College (IL) and an M.Div. from Fuller Seminary. 


You can reach Pastor Trey at 310-329-9411 x303 or email to Trey.L.Clark@gmail.com.