Ric Rodeheaver PhD
Ric Rodeheaver (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is a native of the Hawaiian Islands who has been living on the "mainland" since 1991. Moving to Los Angeles to establish himself in the music industry (translated: Ric wanted to become a rock-star) God dramatically changed his plans and in 1994 he enrolled in L.I.F.E. Bible College in San Dimas, CA. Upon graduation in 1998 with his B.A in Biblical languages, Ric went straight into seminary at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, CA. He graduated with honors in 2001 with his M.A in New Testament studies. Most recently Ric earned his PhD from "Southern Seminary" in 2017.
Ric took his first pastorate in Columbia, Missouri for six years at Compass Evangelical Free Church. He then returned to Southern California to pastor at Grace Evangelical Free Church in La Mirada for seven years before he became the senior staff elder here at Christ Community Church in 2015. Along with his pastoral responsibilities at Christ Community Church Ric is also an adjunct professor of practical theology at Christ Bible Seminary in Nagoya Japan, a steering member of The Gospel Coalition, Orange county chapter and a member of the Evangelical Theological Society.
Ric has a passion for preaching and pastoral ministry. He loves God's Word and desires to see the gospel transform people's lives. Ric gives thoughtful attention to the cultural context where he's ministering so that the gospel can be heard and understood. Ric is also a certified Biblical counselor with CCEF (the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation) and has overseen counseling ministries in the past.
Ric has been married to Lori since April of 2000 and they have three wonderful children together affectionately called "the A-team": Asher, Asa, and Anna.
Pastor of Worship
Adam began his ministry involvement as a music intern at Grace Bible in Arroyo Grande, CA from 2001-2004. He completed his B.A. in Music with an emphasis in trumpet performance from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2003. In the spring of 2005, Adam was called to serve at Christ Community Church. In addition to serving at Christ Community Church, in 2006, Adam completed his Master's Degree in Music with an emphasis in choral conducting from Cal Baptist University, Riverside, under the direction of Dr. Gary Bonner. Adam has served and participated in the Gary Bonner Singers and the Praise Symphony Orchestra. Adam and his wife, Kami, reside in Mission Viejo with their son, Evan, and their Boston terrier, Yoda.
Born and raised in Southern California, Tim has been serving in Orange County churches for over 20 years. Studying science and music, Tim earned his Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from Chapman University in 1997. As a worship and ministry leader for youth and adults, Tim developed a passion for God’s word, theology and apologetics. He has taught and ministered as a co-pastor for Rising Tide Church since 2007, and is excited to serve the body at CCC and the surrounding community for God’s glory. Tim lives in Lake Forest with his wife Michelle and children, Hannah, Katheryn, and Logan.
Interim Student Ministry Pastor
Jordan is a Laguna Beach boy, born and raised. He graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor's Degree in Business. CCC holds a special place in Jordan’s heart because it was at this church that God made him into a new creation when for the first time he placed his faith in the saving work and person of Jesus of Nazareth. Since that time his affections for Christ and His people have increasingly deepened. Jordan is currently attending the Master’s Seminary and his ultimate desire is to be in full-time ministry. Jordan enjoys Star Wars, body surfing, and eating. Jordan and his wife, Hannah, live in Mission Viejo.
Children's Ministry Director
Hannah was born in Portland, Oregon but raised in Southern California her whole life. She grew up as a Pastor’s Kid and later became a Pastor’s Wife. She graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. Hannah has a deep love and passion for children and youth. She desires to see them come to know Christ as their Lord and Savior and experience the joys of living for His glory. Hannah enjoys spending time with her husband Jordan, playing with her friend’s kids, hosting and cooking for friends & family and loves anything adventurous, outdoors, beach, or food (especially dessert) related.