How We Lead

FCC is a Congregational church. That means we are not governed by our denomination, we govern ourselves as a congregation. This makes us distinct from other traditions who may be governed by a hierarchy of bishops or elders (like Episcopal or Presbyterian churches), or may not be answerable to any earthly authority (like non-denominational churches). It also means that the congregation has a voice in the way our church is governed. The Staff, Board of Directors, and congregation work together to discern God’s leading for our church.


Our Staff

Jason A. Coker, Lead Pastor

Jason is a southern California native who has served churches in California, Utah, and Ohio. He is deeply in love with his wife Jenell, his three daughters Savannah, Judah, and Alannah, his books, his coffee, and all things Oceanside. He is also a member of the Human Development faculty at California State University San Marcos, where he teaches nonprofit leadership and human development courses. Jason earned his M.A. in global leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Scott DeLeeuw, Associate Pastor, Youth & Young Adults

Scott De Leeuw is a Pastor and artist with more than 11 years of ministry leadership experience. A native of California, he received his M.Div from Western Theological Seminary and was the Director of Inner City Ministries and Community Development at Tulare Community Church for 8 years before moving to Oceanside. He enjoys surfing, coaching water polo for Vista Unified School district, and spending time with his wife Krystal and their three kids Trevor, Taralyn, and Trent.

Beverly Vollmer, Administrative Assistant

Bev has been serving as the Administrative Assistant at First Christian Church for 19 years! Before that, she served as an administrative assistant and Sunday School Director for Twin Cities Christian Church in Oceanside.

Mo & John Mullins, Jim Underwood, Music Team

Mo and John Mullins and Jim Underwood comprise the FCC music team, providing an inspiring a unique Bluegrass perspective on both contemporary and traditional Christian songs.