Meet The Team
Administrative Assistant / Communications
Theresa Chayasirisobhon is a graduate of California State University Fullerton where she graduate with a Bachelors in Fine Arts in Graphic Design. She is a mother of 4 and has been a pastor's wife for 18 years. She has a passion for designing posters and logos, is happy to work with the OCSBA, and honored to follow the rich history of Communications secretaries before her.
Director of Missions
Victor Chayasirisobhon was born in Montreal, Canada and came to the United States in 1981 with his parents as a 3 year old. After spending some years in Michigan, his family moved to Southern California where they have lived since 1984. He is a graduate of Whitney High School in Cerritos, UC Irvine, and Gateway Seminary among other schools. He currently holds 3 Doctorates, 7 Masters and 2 Bachelors degrees from Gateway Seminary, UC Irvine, Southwest Bible College and Seminary and California Baptist University. He has served as the lead pastor of the First Southern Baptist Church of Anaheim since 2006 as well as the principal of Anaheim Discovery Christian School since 2009. He is the current president of the California Southern Baptist Convention and 1st VP of the SBC. He is married to his wife Theresa and has 4 kids ranging from 5 to 14 years old. He loves the Lord and is honored to serve his Kingdom family and carry on the legacy of all of those who came before him.
Administrative Assistant/Book Keeper
Carol is the administrative bookkeeper for the Orange County Southern Baptist Association. She’s been proudly working with our congregations since January 2017. Carol currently attends Pacific Church of Irvine alongside the love of her life, Richard. When she’s not crunching numbers, Carol enjoys spending time with her husband, their lovable dog Julie, and eight wonderful grandchildren.
Church Planting Strategist
Jason Robertson is a church planter who came to California from Louisiana. He has planted many successful churches including one in Murrietta and helped revitalize the church where he currently serves as the lead pastor, Huntington Beach Church. He has experience working with many different ethnicities and has a passion to help plant churches of all different types.
NEXT GEN Strategist
Josh Sanchez is the Youth Ministry Consultant for the OCSBA. He serves at First Southern Baptist of Anaheim as the lead pastor. He is a graduate of Gateway Seminary (Master of Divinity, class of 2018) and is married to Sutera. They have 2 kids Julie and Nathan.
Church Health Strategist
Abel Galvan is a native of Southern California and has served the Lord in ministry for the last 35 years. His professional experience and education have centered on the fields of counseling, education and the ministry of the church. He has served as a Counselor, Vice Principal, Teacher, Youth/Young Adult Pastor, Family Pastor, Senior Pastor and Seminary Professor. He is currently serving as the Lead Pastor of Faith Fellowship located in La Palma, CA. He is married to his wife Jennifer and has 2 adult children. Abel is excited to begin his new role as the Church Health Strategist for the Orange County Southern Baptist Association. His desire is to serve those around him and see God's kingdom grow.
Christian Preschools Administrator
Attended Berean Bible College and Saddleback College.
Married to my supportive, loving husband, Mike, for 52 years. We have 3 children and 7 grandchildren. I have always loved children. When I first began working at the preschool, the goal was to work part-time and provide playmates for our 2 year old son. Almost immediately, God laid it on my heart to pursue the education necessary to achieve a leadership role in the preschool. Little did I know what an amazing blessing God had planned for me. God continues to bless me as I work with the OCSBA to open preschools and teach children the Word of God.
Children's Ministry Consultant
Joni Lum is the Children’s Ministry Consultant for the OCSBA. Joni has served as a children’s pastor for over 13 years, and has a heart for kids to know Jesus Christ. Joni has her Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Gateway Seminary; and she is currently enrolled in Gateway’s Doctorate of Ministry program. She is married to Mark and is mother to Michelle, Micaela, Michael, and Kiana.