Our Staff

Chris & Angela Madsen

Senoir Pastors

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“To Win Build and Send”

Chris Madsen became a Christian in 1980 at a Home Bible Study in Thousand Oaks Ca. Immediately he became very active in evangelism, joining a church which had just started called “Golden Gate Ministries.” Chris pioneered the “Young Adults ministry” at that church, primarily by bringing his friends to Christ and the church. In 1981, while in the Air National Guard, stationed at Keesler AFB in Mississippi, Chris founded the “Fishbowl Fellowship,” a weekly Bible study and Christian activities club for Air Force personnel. More

David & Marci Dena

Associate Pastors

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 “My Desire is to see lives flourish.”

Pastor David  was saved through the Praise Chapel Ministry at the age of sixteen, where he also met and married his lovely wife Marci. Marci was raised in a Holy Ghost household and brought up in church. In thier ministries they have served as youth pastors, in kids ministries, women’s ministries, worship directors, and more. Currently Pastor David is serving as Associate Pastors (Second in command here at Praise Chapel), and Pastor Marci is Pastor of Administration. More

Youth Pastors Able & Carmen Guitron

Youth Pastors

Youth Pastors — Able and Carmen Guitron

“To see the next generation fulfill their calling”

Breaking the mold in youth ministry Able and Carmen have been faithful ministers, inspiring, and equipping the next generation for Jesus with longevity. Driven by a true heart felt burden for the youth of Praise Chapel as well as this area More

Manuel & Mary Lou Garcia

Home Groups and College Age Pastors

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“Taking the Church Home”

Working with all adversities to further the call.

Dan Shields

Hospitality Pastor

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“To grow spiritually in the service of The Lord.”

Born in 1948 Dan graduated High school in New York, and shortly after enlisted in the air force. Married his wonderful wife Mary in 1970 and became the loving father of two boys and a girl. After coming back from assignment in England Dan met Jesus for the first time while attending a base gospel service. “There I felt the call into ministry.” More

Joe Wells

Pastor of Evangelism and OutReach

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“To Take The Gospel To the World”

Assistant Pastor Jeffery Morse

Assistant Pastor

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 “Jesus, I Just want to know you More!”

 “Graduated under the banner; People of Perseverance.”

Pastor Jeff has served in several positions in different churches through the years. A bible college graduate of “New Life Bible” and Assembly of God College, pastor Jeff came to us in the early 2000’s after pastoring a church in Toulumne Ca. Pastor Jeff functions diversely here at Praise Chapel filling roles where needed.More

Richard Snyder

MultiMedia Minister

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“To Touch The World For Jesus”

I grew up in Praise Chapel Int. from Sylmar Ca. to Yuba City. I first had gotten saved in Praise Chapel