Staff
 
 
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Phillip Burgess

Lead Pastor

 
As lead pastor, Pastor Phil cares for the needs of this body of believers and for reaching out into the surrounding community and making a difference in the lives of people through the gospel of Jesus Christ.  He holds a masters degree from Vanguard University in religion.
 
He has served as a pastor at The Harbor Church since 2010 and as lead pastor since 2011. He and his wife Taryn have been blessed to minister together for over 20 years.
 
Pastor Phil shares the word every other Sunday, and during the week can be found visiting or meeting with church members; giving counsel, and sharing God’s love. He also conducts topical bible study courses occasionally at the Wednesday evening worship services.
 
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Steve Johnson

Pastor

 
Pastor Steve has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of scripture. He holds a masters degree in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and a doctorate from Talbot School of Theology.
 
He has served as a pastor at The Harbor Church since 2012 while during the week continuing his career as a full time contractor and longshoreman. He and his wife Leila have four children.
 
Pastor Steve shares the word occasionally on Sunday mornings and conducts topical and bible study courses at the Wednesday evening worship services regularly.
 
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Nathan J Morris

Worship Pastor

 
As worship pastor, Pastor Nathan is blessed to work with a dedicated team of talented people to lead the music portion of our worship services. He is an accomplished musician, and has ministered throughout southern California for more than 20 years.
 
He has served as worship pastor at The Harbor Church since 2013 and also works as a part time longshoreman. He and his wife Anissa have four children.
 
Pastor Nathan leads the music for Sunday morning and night services and shares the word on Sunday nights at the Sanctified worship services.
 
 
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John Sclimenti
Senior’s Pastor
 
As senior’s pastor, Pastor John ministers weekly at the Joy In The Morning service. His primary focus is the seniors, but he’s also involved in several areas of ministry.
 
He has served as a pastor at The Harbor Church since 2013 and has been a member for over 30 years.  He’s also a member of the worship team.  He and his wife Sandy have six children and twelve grandchildren.
 
Pastor John shares the word Tuesday mornings at the Joy In The Morning service and plays guitar regularly at the Sunday morning worship service.
 
 
 
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Tim Tibbils
Young Life Pastor
 
As young life pastor, Pastor Tim primarily ministers to children and youth from elementary to senior high school age. He is uniquely gifted to communicate Christ’s love to young people at an age where they face peer pressure to do everything but follow Jesus.
 
He has served as a pastor at The Harbor Church since 2011 and is involved with pastoral care and church operations during the week. He and his wife Kristin have four children.
 
Pastor Tim oversees the children’s and youth worship services on Sundays and Wednesday evenings. He also conducts baptisms and new member courses regularly throughout the year.
 
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Josh Whalen
Pastor
 
Pastor Josh takes on the responsibility of sharing God’s love and seeking excellence in all areas of ministry here at THC. He is a tireless worker and his passion to deliver excellence is a blessing to the staff and members he comes in contact with.
 
He has served as a pastor at The Harbor Church since 2010 and  is very involved with pastoral care and church operations during the week. He and his wife Andrea have three children.
 
Pastor Josh can be found assisting all our worship services in multiple ways, from announcements, to center altar and communion. He is multi-talented and uses those varied gifts and abilities to impact our church in whatever way is asked of him.