Staff

Rev. Phil Canipe is co-pastor of First Church of God, with a focus on evangelism and outreach. He and his wife, Gail, have served in ministry since 1975 and have been at the Santa Maria church since 1999. Pastor Phil has a heart for evangelism and has knocked on the doors of hundreds of homes in the Santa Maria area to share the good news of Jesus Christ.


Rev. Roger Chamberlain is also co-pastor of First Church of God, with a focus on discipleship and pastoral care. He and his wife, Pat, have served in ministry since 1970 and have been at the Santa Maria church since 2015. Roger is a licensed and trained counselor and previously spent time as regional pastor of the Churches of God of Central California.


Jackie Stefoni leads the music ministry at First Church of God. She has a passion to help God's people celebrate in worship each week and invites those who sing, play musical instruments, or have an interest in the technical arts (sound or projection) to see how they might be involved in this area of ministry.



Joann Snedden leads the children's ministry at First Church of God. On Sunday mornings all year and Wednesday evenings fall through Spring, children through grade 5 learn the principles of God's Word and fellowship together. Joann's passion is to see children come to know Christ personally and grow in relationship with him.



Rev. Kevin Stiffler leads the youth ministry at First Church of God. Students from grade 6 through grade 12 are invited to gather each Sunday morning for their own time of learning during the sermon, with a special after-church activity the fourth Sunday of each month.