Prior to coming to Pleasant Valley Bible Church on November 1, 2001, Paul pastored churches in Florida and Mariposa, California, and helped to plant a church in Merced. He has done junior high ministry (where he met his wife at Forest Home), college ministry at USC, UCLA, and CSUN, and was a college pastor at Grace Community Church, where he was ordained under the ministry of John MacArthur. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Southern California (Philosophy), and his Master of Divinity (M. Div.) and Master of Theology (Th. M.) degrees at The Master’s Seminary. Paul has been married to his best friend, Donna, for 25 years, and they have nine children.
As the senior pastor of PVBC, Paul’s passion is to preach Christ Jesus as Lord and to serve His body (2 Cor. 4:5), laboring to present the flock “complete in Christ” (Col. 1:28-29) through preaching, teaching and discipleship. He trains men to be leaders in the home and church. Paul is committed to nurturing strong marriages and families, and he and Donna have often had the privilege of doing premarital, marital and family counseling together.
Lloyd Murphy came to Pleasant Valley Bible Church in February of 2013. Prior to this he served as a youth pastor in Prescott, AZ for several years before moving to Santa Clarita, CA to attend The Master’s Seminary in the fall of 2010. He served as an intern in the Children’s Ministry of Grace Community Church during his time as a member there. Lloyd is a graduate of International Baptist College in Tempe, AZ, completing a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Christian Service with an Emphasis in Pastoral Ministries in 2009. He has received his Master of Divinity (M.Div.) at The Master’s Seminary, and currently serves as Associate Pastor at PVBC. Lloyd has been married to his wife and faithful partner in ministry, Christy, for 13 years and they have four children.
Lloyd shares Pastor Paul’s passion for Christ and His church, as well as Paul’s commitment to families. Lloyd and Christy desire to come alongside parents as they work to raise their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord, and to reach out to students and families who have yet to hear and believe the gospel.