Pastor Matti and Maarit Perttula

DSC_4693Thank you for taking a moment to get to know us. Matti is the Senior Pastor of Church of the Living Christ since 1998. Together with his wife, Maarit, the Perttula’s have a background in missions and served with Youth with a Mission for two decades before the Lord called them to the local church setting. They have a passion to share the love of Christ with the people in Simi Valley and would love to meet you at one of our services.

Pastor Joel and Bernadette Perttula


Meet Joel and Bernadette Perttula. Since 2005, Joel has served as the Teaching Pastor at Church of the Living Christ and Bernadette is a part of the Children’s Ministry team. They have a background in sports and they enjoy staying active with their kids. Joel writes a blog that’s geared toward equipping Christian athletes and coaches [Imago Dei Sports]. They believe that each person has been designed by God and has a unique part to play in the mission of God. Joel and Bernadette would love to connect with you!

Ben and Krysten Bayani

Ben and KrystenBen serves as the Worship Leader at Church of the Living Christ and Krysten as the Children’s Ministry Director. Ben and Krysten grew up in Simi Valley and have been a part of the church community for over a decade. In addition to serving at the church, they are busy raising their two boys. They have a passion for discipleship and believe that discipleship starts in the home.