Meet Our Pastor

Rev. Arthur Andrews, Pastor – 714-637-0887 Ext. 151
aandrews@hephatha.net

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The best words to describe me are child of God, husband, father, and friend. As your pastor I’m called to communicate our vision and connect others to Christ. My commitment is to all who struggle with what it means to engage in a life of faith in our culture. I make myself available to meet and offer spiritual and practical encouragement at any place and any time…not just at the church!

I have been serving at Hephatha Lutheran Church for nearly 17 years. With more than 20 years of ministry serving in Southern California’s local churches, I have always enjoyed the privilege of pointing people to our Savior, Jesus Christ.  In the summer of 2004, I was ordained with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LC-MS) and I hold two graduate degrees: Masters in Theological Studies (MTS) and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT). I have also done further graduate training at Concordia Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Mo. For over two decades, I have been a frequent conference speaker, speaking on topics such as parenting, leadership, and pastoral ministry. When I am not on the basketball court or drinking coffee at Starbucks, I may be found hiking, biking, and kayaking with my beautiful wife—Barbara—my active son Benjamin, and my good-natured daughter, Ava.