Pastor Jim Minkler, Seabird Chapel
After living 26 years of my life in San Diego County (Escondido), moving to a tiny coastal town on the Southern Oregon Coast was quite the shift. But having lived here for almost 17 years now, I have fallen in love with the natural beauty and awesome weather of Bandon, and can’t imagine living anywhere else. I graduated from Cal State San Marcos (BA). I moved to Bandon in April 2001, along with my wife, Salena, to assume the role of Youth Pastor at Seabird Chapel (which at the time was known as “First Church of God”). After 9 years pastoring the high school youth, I became the Senior Pastor at Seabird Chapel. I have been richly blessed to pastor the church for several years now. My wife is a special education teacher at Ocean Crest Elementary, and we have three beautiful kids, ages 15, 12, and 10. My desire is to serve the Lord with all my heart and share the truth of Jesus Christ with whomever He leads me to. If I find any spare time, I enjoy filling it with playing guitar/piano, mountain biking, and soaking up every ounce of family time I am blessed with.
Bob Vann, Seabird Chapel
I bring 40 years of experience serving the Church, and have been involved in teaching and leadership at Seabird Chapel since 2005. I spent 35 years as an Executive Assistant and retired from professional chef services in 2011. For the last 2 years I have served as a hospice volunteer. It was the people that drew me to Bandon, and that’s what I love most about the Oregon Coast.
Pastor Tom Hutton
I was born and raised in North Dakota. I served in the Army National Guard, then attended trade school for machine shop and welding. During this time, I met my future wife, Beth. After owning/operating my own business for nine years, I attended Briercrest Bible College in Saskatchewan, Canada, and graduated with a Pastoral Degree. I served as Pastor at Pacific Community Church in Bandon for thirty years, and retired in 2008. Following retirement, I have been and continue teaching Driver Education at Bandon High School. I currently serve as Chaplain of the Bandon Rural Fire Department and Bandon Police Department, and currently represent the Bandon area in the newly-formed Coos County Chaplain Association. I enjoy Bandon because of the incredible scenery, but mostly because of the people who live here.
Pastor Rick House, Langlois Community Church
I was born near Syracuse, New York, and came to the Oregon Coast by way of Arizona, Utah and California. I have joyfully pastored the Langlois Community Church (LCC) for more than 35 years. Educated at San Jose State University (BA) and Western Seminary in Portland (MDiv), my wife and I came to the Southern Oregon coast in 1981. I enjoy the outdoors and love the Coast for its many opportunities to fish and hike. I also enjoy working with my hands, reading and computers. My wife, Sue, is a graduate of Biola University and taught school for several years. We have been married for 42 years and raised 4 children who are now grown with families of their own.
Pastor Don Conn, Faith Baptist
My wife, Barb, and I moved from Roseburg to Bandon in 2009 to pastor Faith Baptist Church. After years of pastoring youth and children, my wife and I were led to Kazan, Russia to work with churches in ministering to their communities. After four years, we came home and began to prepare to pastor a church. It has been a dream to be here in Bandon and look forward to many years here. I am definitely more of a shepherd than a theologian. My heart is to minister to the needs of our church family and the community. It is also extremely important to me to teach the Truth of God’s Word. Our church has grown into a family that really cares about each other and the needs of those in the community. We have been very blessed in reaching out to the those needing a new start in life.
Pastor Derek Addelman, Lighthouse Church of Christ
My name is Derek Addleman. I graduated from Ozark Christian College with a bachelor of theology in New Testament. I have been serving the Church of Christ here in Bandon since 2004. I love the Oregon coast. I was born in Oregon and visited it often growing up, and I am blessed to be able to live here again as an adult. I was married in 2016 and my wife and I love serving in ministry together.
Pastor Dan Angove
I was born and raised in Joliet, Illinois. I lived there through my junior high years and then we moved to Corvallis, Oregon, where I graduated from high school. I then earned my Bachelor’s degree at Biola University (LaMirada, CA), my Master’s degree at Western Seminary (Portland, OR), and my Doctorate at Golden Gate Seminary (San Francisco, CA). I served in independent Bible churches for 44 years in both Oregon (Albany and Newport) and California (Watsonville and Manteca) before retiring at Bandon to be near my family. I love being close to my family and especially watching my grandsons participate in sports and music.