Andy and Terry Garcia are passionate about connecting, loving, and investing in people. They have been involved in many facets of ministry bringing a well-rounded experience to Compass Church. Andy has enjoyed the roles of Lead Teacher, Student Ministry Pastor, Worship Pastor and Counselor.  They are excited about the unfolding story God continues to write for them as they walk and live for Jesus. They have been married for 19 years and have been blessed with a wonderful family: their daughters…Jamie, Sophia, Emilee, and Kelsey, their son-in-law Steve, and their granddaughter Mercy.  Andy holds a Bachelors Degree in Christian Ministry and has worked one year toward a Masters in Theology. 

Andy and Terry love having people over to their home, like to travel and experience new places, and enjoy seeing live theatre and concerts. 

OLU ADEFOPE - Associate Pastor - Youth/CHILDREN

Our Associate Pastor, Olu, oversees the children and the youth ministry. He has been married to his lovely wife since 2016. Olu and Deanns have been involved in children's ministry for many years through Child Evangelism Fellowship and Olu is the Local Director for the Ventura County Chapter. Although Olu studied Industrial Chemistry back in college, his passion has always been working with children and youth and seeing them grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. God is using Olu's experience of growing up in Africa and now being an American citizen as an opportunity to reach people of different cultural backgrounds with the gospel. Olu has been involved in several different ministries such as a halfway house ministry, being on the praise and worship team, training others on how to effectively teach children, directing children's ministry, and being a certified mentor for many years, but felt the Lord calling him to go into full-time into ministry in 2019.

Olu and Deanna enjoy board games, movies, going to the beach, and trying new food. Olu loves playing soccer, pingpong, and chess.

Dr. Steve Brewer - Pastor of family care and development

As the former lead pastor at Compass Church, Steve’s passion continues to be sharing the good news of the free gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ, and the joys of following Him.  

Steve’s role at Compass now is to offer care and encouragement to the Compass family, assist pastoral staff, and help develop leadership for the future. He is a graduate of Northwest University, Christian Associates Seminary, and holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Master’s University Graduate School.

Steve and his wife, Lynne, have been married 47 years and have three adult children and eight grandchildren.  They enjoy Starbuck’s drive throughs, traveling down an open road, and whenever possible, doing so on their Harley.