Dr. Kim Riddlebarger, Senior Pastor
Dr. Kim Riddlebarger is senior pastor of Christ Reformed Church, and is co-host of the White Horse Inn radio program, which is broadcast weekly on more than fifty radio stations.
A fourth generation Californian, Kim is a graduate of California State University Fullerton (B.A.), Simon Greenleaf University (M.A.), Westminster Seminary California (M.A.R.), and Fuller Theological Seminary (Ph.D.) where he worked under Richard A. Muller.
Kim has served as a visiting lecturer in the graduate program in Reformation studies at Concordia University in Irvine, CA, and was the chairman of the Growing Reformed Churches Conference, cosponsored by First Chino URC and Westminster Seminary California, where he served as a member of the board of trustees. Kim also served as executive vice president of Christians United for Reformation (CURE), the forerunner of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals (ACE). Kim has also served several terms as visiting professor of systematic theology at Westminster Seminary California.
Dr. Riddlebarger is an ordained minister in the United Reformed Churches (URCNA), is a regular contributor to publications such as Modern Reformation and Table Talk and has written chapters for the books Power Religion (Moody), Roman Catholicism: Evangelicals Analyze What Unites and What Divides Us (Moody), and Christ the Lord (Baker), Theologia et Apologia (Wipf and Stock, 2006), Called to Serve (Reformed Fellowship, 2007), Risking the Truth (Christian Focus, 2009). Always Reforming: Essays in Honor of W. Robert Godfrey (2010), and Planting, Watering, Growing: Planting Confessionally Reformed Churches in the 21st Century (Reformation Heritage, 2011).
Kim is the author of four books: A Case For Amillennialism, (Baker Books, 2003/2013), and The Man of Sin: Uncovering the Truth About the Antichrist (Baker Books, 2006), First Corinthians: The Lectio Continua Expository New Testament Commentary (Tolle Lege Press, 2013); and The Lion of Princeton: B. B. Warfield as Apologist and Theologian (Lexham Press, January 2015).
Kim is married to Micki, and has two adult sons, David and Mark. He is interested in family history and is presently writing a history of the Riddlebarger family. Kim is also a life-long New York Yankees fan.
Rev. Andrew Compton, Associate Pastor
B.A. Dordt College
M. Div. Westminster Seminary California
M.A. University of California, Los Angeles
Rev. Andrew Compton is the associate pastor of Christ Reformed Church where he has served full-time since the Spring of 2012. His responsibilities center on pastoral care and counseling. In addition, he preaches during the summer months and teaches the weekly adult Sunday school class.
After graduating from Dordt College (Sioux Center, IA), Andrew taught high school band and orchestra in southern California. A budding interest in studying the Bible and Reformed theology, in addition to a growing desire to preach the gospel, drew him to enroll at Westminster Seminary in California (Escondido) where he earned his Masters of Divinity (M.Div) in 2007.
While studying at Westminster, Andrew became interested in Old Testament studies. Sensing that his Confessional Reformed tradition could benefit from a critical engagement with secular academic study of the Old Testament, he spent a year studying at the Claremont Graduate University (Claremont, CA) before transferring to the University of California, Los Angles. He earned his M.A. in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures in December of 2011. He has written reviews for the Calvin Theological Journal, the Westminster Theological Journal, and Themelios, and has contributed articles to the New Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible and the Lexham Bible Dictionary. He blogs with a fellow Reformed pastor on The Reformed Reader.
In addition to Old Testament studies, Andrew focuses on biblical counseling. He is currently pursuing his D.Min from Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) with a focus in pastoral counseling.
Andrew is an avid cyclist. When he is not engaged in ministerial work or out cycling himself, he can be found obsessively following professional cycling. He is also a trumpet player and enjoys playing and listening to classical music.
Andrew is married to Pamela, the organist at Christ Reformed Church, and together they have three daughters.
Pamela Compton, Church Organist
Pamela has a B.A. in Music Education from Dordt College (Sioux Center, IA), an M.M. in Sacred Music from the University of Southern California, and a D.M.A in Choral Music from the University of Southern California. Pamela has been a church organist for 19 years, the last 11 of which have been here at Christ Reformed Church in Anaheim.
Pamela's primary professional interest is in sacred music, particularly the Psalmody, hymnody, and liturgy of the Reformed tradition. She has a passion for accompanying congregational singing and enjoys making each hymn's distinct personality come alive by means of creative harmonizations and registrations. The most enjoyable and rewarding part of her job is hearing God's covenant people sing every week.
Music Education is also an area of great interest to Pamela. She taught K-5 general music for five years at Christian schools in Iowa and California. Currently she teaches piano and organ privately.
Pamela is married to Andrew, one of the ministers at Christ Reformed Church, and they are the parents of three young daughters.
Rev. Chris Coleman, Assistant Pastor
Rev. Chris Coleman has served as Assistant Pastor at Christ Reformed Church since October of 2011. Before that he served at Christ Reformed as the Sunday School teacher for the High School students from 2008-2011.
Born and raised in Orange County, Rev. Coleman became interested in Biblical Studies and Theology as an undergraduate student at Biola University (La Mirada, CA). It was during his studies at Biola that he was first exposed to the Theology of the Reformers and subsequently became a member at Christ Reformed Church.
After graduating with his B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies from Biola, Rev. Coleman enrolled at Westminster Seminary California (Escondido, CA) to be trained as a Minister. During his time at Westminster, he became increasingly interested in Church History, especially the history surrounding the Three Forms of Unity. He also completed two summer internships, as a student at Westminster: first at Grace United Reformed Church in Kennewick, WA and second at Chiesa Riformata Filadelfia in Milan, Italy (a URCNA mission work in northern Italy). He graduated with a Masters of Divinity from Westminster Seminary California in 2011 and was ordained as Minister of Word and Sacrament in the United Reformed Churches in North America later that year.
Chris currently works full time in Commercial Real Estate, serving as administrative support to Sales Professionals with CBRE (the world’s largest Real Estate company).
Chris lives in Los Angeles with his wife Melissa and their two girls: Clementine and Darla. They enjoy weekends out at the parks, farmers markets, beaches and other cultural activities that LA has to offer. Chris attempts to capture these family moments with his camera, a side hobby he also enjoys.
Mark and Ann Johnson, Choir Directors
Mark is Director of Music and conducts the Adult Choir. He is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton (B.A.-Music). Ann assists with Adult Choir and teaches hymnody to the children in Sunday School programs. Ann has degrees in Voice Performance from Biola University (B.M.) and California State University, Fullerton (M.M.). Having attended the church since its inception in 1995, Mark and Ann welcome this opportunity “to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up…” (Eph. 4:12). Mark and Ann met at Christ Reformed Church in 1995 and were married by Pastor Kim Riddlebarger in 1998. They are the proud parents of Nathaniel, Katharina, and Gabrielle.
Winona Taylor, Secretary-Administrator
Miss Winona Taylor, AKA "Church Lady," is the secretary-administrator for Christ Reformed Church. For a number of years, Winona served as office manager at CURE, before the merger with ACE and the move to Philadelphia. She joined the church staff in 1997, and things have never been the same! Winona is the glue that holds everything together at Christ Reformed.
Eric Akiyoshi (Clerk of council), Paul Barr, Steve Irons, Ralph Kolbush, Mark Russell, Jeff Sikkema, Ed Silva, John Skocilic, and David Szucs
Lane Chaplin (Chairman of the Deacons) Jack Daley, Thayne DeVorss, Jeff Gray, Henry Hernandez, George Perez, Robert Vasquez and John Woodward