Teaching Pastors

Larry Osborne

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Dr. Larry Osborne has served as a Senior Pastor and Teaching Pastor at North Coast Church since 1980. He has helped oversee the growth of the church from a fledgling group of 128 meeting in a rented school, to a multi-site ministry that reaches over 11,000 in weekend attendance.

Larry is also an author and a nationally recognized trainer of pastors. His books include:


  • Thriving in Babylon
  • Accidental Pharisees
  • 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe
  • Spirituality for the Rest of Us
  • Innovation’s Dirty Little Secret
  • Sticky Church
  • Sticky Teams
  • The Unity Factor

He travels extensively speaking at conferences and mentoring pastors, leaders and church planters across the country.  Larry holds both a Master of Divinity degree and a Doctorate from Talbot Theological Seminary. He and his wife Nancy live in Oceanside. They have three grown and married children.

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.