Big Bear Christian Center is a debt-free congregation. Elders oversee the spiritual framework for community within our cell-based ministry. Our Board of Directors oversee facilities and finances.
Our Lead Pastor Rob Hastings was Ordained and installed on April 1, 2012, at the successful conclusion of a three-year transition. He and Shannon joined the Pastoral team in September 2009, coming to us from Oakdale, California where from 2005-2009 he was an Associate Pastor at Oak Valley Church serving as Youth and Worship Pastor. From 2002-2005 they worked in Antigua, Guatemala as missionaries. After re-dedicating his life to Jesus in 1985, Rob began to grow in relationship and service to God. Since 1987 Rob has served in various capacities here at BBCC including Children’s Church teacher, Cell leader, Youth Pastor, Worship Pastor and Missionary. Much of Pastor Rob’s education has come from hands on experience although he is currently in his 4th year of studies toward a bachelor of ministry degree. Rob & Shannon were married in 1996 and immediately started their family. Believing that the first and greatest ministry is to your own family, Rob & Shannon knew that homeschooling their children would greatly aid that process. Matthew began 10th grade in 2012, Zachary 6th grade, Madelyn, their only daughter, 2nd grade, and Samuel turned 4 in August of 2011. Their desire is to bring everyone they come in contact with one step closer to Jesus.
Married to Peggy for 34 years, with 5 grown children, Pastor Jeff Tunnell is now a grandparent to 9. Starting in 1984 as bi-vocational, and moving to full-time one year later, he has served Big Bear Christian Center for 28 years. Prior to this he served the church in various capacities from the time of his conversion in 1970. He is a Big Bear High School graduate and has resided in the community since 1968.
Ed Breyer recommitted his heart to Jesus while still attending Big Bear High School and spent the remainder of his time there sharing his testimony with others. He has been involved in ministry to young people for over 15 years. His ministry started by leading worship for the youth group he attended. His current responsibilities are; Worship and Youth Pastor, cell leader/coach. Ed married Oona June 2001 and they have two boys, Kayden (5) and Camdin (3).