Teaching Pastors

Chris Brown

Connect with Pastor Chris

Chris Brown has served as a Senior Pastor and Teaching Pastor at North Coast Church since 2004. Prior to that, he developed a nationally recognized student ministry at Azusa Pacific College, where he served as the Campus Pastor. His mid-week Bible study known as “911” started with 80 and grew to over 1,500 students.

A gifted story teller and Bible Teacher, Chris is a sought-after conference and chapel speaker. His humor and motivational style have helped North Coast Church continue to grow, not only larger, but also younger during his tenure. He shares the weekend pulpit with Larry Osborne – each teaching roughly half the time.

Chris is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University. He lives in Oceanside with his wife Amy and their three children.

Christopher Hilken

Connect with Pastor Christopher Hilken

Christopher is a teaching pastor at North Coast Church and also runs the young adult program, The Jordan. His passion is seeing lives changed from a new identity in Christ.

His commitment to doctrinally sound Bible teaching mixed with his challenging and energetic style makes his messages something that people from all walks of life can engage in.

Christopher’s most important ministry is his family.

Larry Osborne

Connect with Pastor Larry

Larry Osborne served as the lead and then co-senior pastor at North Coast Church from 1980 until 2019. He now serves as a teaching pastor and elder, while continuing to provide executive leadership to various aspects of the ministry.

He is also an author and mentor to pastors and leaders around the nation. His discipleship books include Thriving in Babylon, Accidental Pharisees, A Contrarian’s Guide to Knowing God, and 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe. His leadership books include Sticky Teams, Sticky Church, Sticky Leaders, Mission Creep, The Unity Factor and Lead Like a Shepherd.