REV. ISRAEL LA GUARDIA
Rev. Israel La Guardia is the Senior Pastor of CEAC. He joined CEAC in April 24, 2014. As the Senior Pastor of the church he is responsible for vision casting in consultation with the elders board, and creating a visionary culture in which all members of CEAC are inspired to become committed stakeholders in claiming the vision as their own, and in becoming mobilized to engage in a missional lifestyle.
He is responsible for the Pulpit & Teaching ministry, providing leadership development, growing an effective staff team and providing pastoral care for members.
Israel enjoys spending time with his wife, Ligaya, and his two adult children, Yohan and Yasmin. He loves to watch sports, especially the NBA and NHL.
Favourite verse: Philippians 1:21 (NASB)
"For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain."
PTR. SADIRI TONYVIC TIRA
Pastor Tony is the Pastor for Ministry Development and Missions.
A member of the CEAC pastoral staff since 2015, he also serves full-time in Edmonton’s inner-city. At CEAC, his role is to develop strategic planning, direct missions emphasis, and coordinate young adult ministry.
Tony enjoys eating new things, Oilers hockey, Van Damme movies, and spending time with his wife (Zen) and two children. He is passionate about reaching the lost for Jesus and encouraging people to follow Him according to God’s purpose. He’s usually at a neighborhood Starbucks if you have questions about God, want to talk about the purpose of life, and/or simply want someone to pray with.
Favorite verse: Romans 8:28
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
PTR. IMMANUEL GARCERA
Pastor Eman is the Pastor for the Youth Ministry. He officially became a youth pastor with CEAC in September 2015.
Likes to: Tinker with cars, draw, play the guitar, and play video games.
Favorite verse: Mark 12:30
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength"