Ed Dacio - Senior Pastor
Hi! My name is Ed Dacio and I’d like to welcome you to our church website!
I’ve been the Senior Pastor of CICF since the official start of our church on May 4, 1997, and I completed my Master of Divinity degree at Talbot Seminary, Biola University.
My partner in life and church ministry is my lovely wife Cory, and we have two wonderful sons, Myles and Paul. I don’t want to leave out our two dogs Xena and Maverick who are both a very important part of our family as well.
My deepest passion in life is to connect people to God and to teach His Word. In my spare time I love landscape photography, playing the guitar and piano, and when time permits I also love practicing my golf swing - which I’ve found is a very humbling experience.
Please look around our website to get more info about our church, but even better, I’d like to invite you to come by and visit us so that you can really get to know us better.
ALAN Llavore - Associate Pastor
I'm Alan Llavore, the associate pastor here at CICF. I earned a certificate in Christian apologetics from Biola University, and was commissioned associate pastor at CICF in 2004. Primarily I oversee the music ministry, but, as Pastor Ed says, whatever he can't do, I pick up. So in that sense, I guess I'm sort of the utility player on the ministry staff. I'm a journalist by training (BA Journalism, Cal State Long Beach) and a writer/editor/photographer by profession. When I'm not assisting with the music ministry and anywhere else I'm called, you can find me running on the roads and trails of the IE (and sometimes down at the beach), training for 10K races, half marathons and marathons.
Alexei Agdigos - Youth Pastor
My name is Alexei Agdigos. I'm married to a beautiful woman named Janice, and we have a superhero, Princess Adezah. I'm a former agent-of-S.H.I.E.L.D.-turned-youth-pastor -- now I battle hormones instead of Hydra. As for a little about myself "I dance off beat on the narrow path to the psalm of my Shepherd."
1 Timothy 1:15 ESV "The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost."
Robert Serna - Discipleship Group Leader
My name is Robert Serna and my family (my wife Ana and our son Evory) have been attending CICF since October 2009. That first Sunday was such a blessing as my wife and I were searching for a place we could call our home church. Everyone was so friendly and they made us feel very welcomed. Fast forward to present day: I’m now part of our Leadership Team here at CICF, and although I’m known as a leader, I would rather be known as just a “servant.” I would like to personally invite you to attend our service every Sunday at 1:30 p.m. As you enter the sanctuary it says above the doors: “Come Just As You Are - But Don’t Leave That Way!” Knowing the Lord has changed my life. I pray he would do the same for you.
John 14:6 NIV Jesus told him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one can come to the Father except through me."