Our People

Our Pastor

Robert Gates (Pastor Bob) commutes to the church each Sunday from Temecula where he resides with his wife Imelda. His work experiences include: pastor, counselor, chaplain, Bible professor, rehabilitation specialist, military policeman... He is currently completing his doctorate through Liberty Theological Seminary.

The Deacons and Deconesses are happy to serve you.

Our Deacons

Steve Shaum is a Salton City resident. He currently teaches the adult Sunday School class, a job which he enjoys...and those who attend enjoy his teaching. He is easy to spot in church--the TALL guy with a big, bushy beard.

David Reagle can most likely be found at the church when you call as he works in the office 4 days a week (or more) as the church secretary and clerk.  He is a Salton City resident, retired school teacher, and former missionary in Bolivia (David is bilingual-English and Spanish).  During church service you will probably find David playing the piano or near the sound system adjusting the volume on the mics.

Kawika Guibault is our newest (and youngest) deacon. He is a very knowledgeable person when it comes to Bible questions. He is part of our music team and enjoys filling in for the pastor when he is away. Kawika resides with his wife in Salton Sea Beach.

Our Deaconesses

Deanna Guibault (Salton Sea Beach)- An ex-marine with a strong singing voice. She is currently working with the middle school and high school girls and teaching a women's group on what it means to be the ideal help-mate within a marriage. She is the head deaconess and in charge of the kitchen during church activities.

Gerii Mischel (Salton City)- Gerii can usually be found at the organ during the worship service. She treats the church with her singing at least every other month. She is also the person in charge of the prayer chain.

Leona Castle (Vista del Mar)- Leona helps us out with record keeping during Sunday School and takes care of our Sunshine group (sending out personalized birthday, anniversary, and get well cards).

Val Prieto (Salton City)- Val is the main person in charge of contacting our missionaries through email with a note of encouragement. She's the tall blond with the English accent.

Contact Us



"The Church

with the Steeple"



 Robert (Bob) G. Gates

3383 Seaview Ave

Salton Sea Beach, CA


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Active Deacons & Deaconesses

Our deacons:

  Steve Shaum:

Salton City

  David Reagle:

Salton City

  Kawika Guibault:

Salton Sea Beach

Our deaconesses:

  Leona Castle: 

Vista del Mar

  Val Prieto: 

Salton City

  Geraldine Mischel:

Salton City

  Deanna Guibault:

Salton Sea Beach

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We're here to welcome you. For non-emergencies, please drop by the church during these hours:

Sunday Bible Study and Worship

8:45 AM-12:30 PM

Wednesday-Women's Craft Group

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Thursday-Men's Study Group

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Saturday-Cleaning Time

8:00 AM-11:00 AM