Teaching Pastors

Chris Brown

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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 high school program. 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 marriage to his wife, Paige, and fathering their three children.

Larry Osborne

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Larry Osborne is a lead and teaching pastor at North Coast Church in Vista, California. During his tenure, the church has grown from 128 to over 13,000 on a weekend with 7 local campuses.

Built around sermon-based small groups, North Coast has a participation rate of over 90 percent of its weekend attendance in small groups, and known for its pioneering role in the use of a teaching teams, video venues, and multisite ministry.

Larry writes and speaks on the subjects of discipleship and leadership. His books on the Christian life 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.