Pastor Ray Gurunian
Ray serves as our Lead Pastor. Besides preaching regularly on Sundays, he spends much of his time discipling men, training our leaders and leading our wonderful staff team. After coming to Christ Ray served as a hospital chaplain at the Los Angeles County/USC General Hospital. After recognizing God’s call to pastoral ministry, he has pastored churches in California and Illinois, and served as a fire chaplain.
A graduate of The Masters College, Ray also attended Talbot Theological Seminary and earned a Master of Divinity in Biblical Exposition from The Masters Seminary.
He and his wife, Kendee, love the people of Hillside Community Church and are now ’empty nesters’ with 2 adult daughters. Helping people grow as passionate followers of Jesus is his great passion. When he isn’t meeting with people or studying God’s Word, he enjoys his wife, adult children, woodworking and yard work.
Pastor Tim Johnson
Tim serves as our Associate Pastor where his major responsibilities include Life Groups, Adult Bible Fellowship Classes (ABFs), overseeing our Women’s Ministry leadership team, overseeing our Young at Heart (YAH) senior’s ministry, in addition to a variety of other responsibilities. Tim finds great joy in serving the Lord at Hillside and loves to see people come to put their trust in Jesus Christ as Savior and help believers grow in spiritual maturity.
Tim married his beloved bride, Taylor, in May of 2013. Since that time, the Lord has blessed them with two children—Elijah (son) and Piper (daughter). Tim and Taylor are enjoying the blessings and challenges of parenting and consider it one of their greatest joys but also greatest responsibilities.
Outside of studying God’s Word, Tim is a Bay Area sports fan (Giants, Warriors, 49ers, and Sharks) and enjoys being active. He also likes spending time with his family, traveling, the beach, working in his yard, doing odd jobs around his house, and barbecuing for friends.
Tim graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries with a minor in Biblical Studies from Azusa Pacific University in 2006 and a Masters of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies with an exegetical focus from Western Seminary in 2021.
Jon serves as the Pastor of Student Ministries where his major responsibilities are overseeing, growing, and coordinating the youth ministry. He puts together curriculum for weekly youth nights and events. Another responsibility is discipling our youth leaders.
Jon has been involved in student ministries since 2006 and his heart is to lead middle and high school students to become passionate followers of Jesus.
Jon has been married to his wife Calli since October of 2015 and they have two crazy dogs whom they consider family.
Some of the things he enjoys is watching his 49ers, camping, traveling, and playing Settlers of Catan. He also loves coffee and is learning how to roast his own.
He has his AA in theology from Calvary Chapel Bible College Murrieta. He also has his BA in theology from Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe. Jon hopes to further his education in the near future.
Lisa has worked as one of the secretaries in the office at HCC since November of 2011. She enjoys the work of a secretary but more-so, loves to serve the church in this capacity.
Lisa has been married to her husband, Eric since September of 1999. They have two wonderful children, Ty and Rebecca.
Lisa enjoys reading and baking and loves spending time with her family camping, going to sporting events or playing games.
Currently Cheryl works part time in the office as one of HCC’s secretaries. Besides answering phones and greeting visitors to the office, you can often find Cheryl helping to pull music for the worship team, working on the bulletin, or working on other projects. Her main job responsibility is to support the Pastors, staff and ministries in various ways.
Cheryl has been married to her husband, Eric, since 1994. They have been blessed with one son, Noah. She enjoys volunteering at her son’s school and with different ministries at HCC, as well as baking and cooking. Her family enjoys spending time together playing games, watching movies and camping.