Pastors & Staff
Bob Mooney, Senior Pastor
Hi my name is Bob Mooney and I am the Senior Pastor at Messiah Lutheran Church in Yorba Linda, a growing church that is passionate about developing followers of Jesus Christ. Messiah is one of the largest Evangelical Lutheran Churches on the west coast and we take your spiritual, emotional, and personal growth and development very seriously.
It is important for me to bring humor, warmth, and personal vulnerability to my messages and to my everyday encounters with people. As a native of Southern California, I am familiar with the challenges and issues that many of us face in this fast-paced Orange County culture. My vision is to create a welcoming community for people to share the struggles and joys that we all experience throughout the journey of life and faith.
Recently, I have discovered a passion for the people of Uganda and the realization that we are all interconnected to the lives of others in this world. I continue to look for ways that we can all understand what it means to be a brother and sister to those in our neighborhoods, communities, and those halfway around the world.
I grew up in Torrance, California and attended El Camino Community College, California Lutheran University, Wartburg Theological Seminary, and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Messiah in 1985, I worked in parishes in Englewood, Colorado, and Scottsdale, Arizona.
I love the outdoors, have completed six marathons, and enjoy backpacking and climbing mountains. My favorite activities include working out at the gym, long walks on Balboa Island, and going to the movies. These activities are always better when I am in the company of my wife Jeannie and our two kids, Ty and Tessa Joy.
A life of joy is what I hope to share with you. Please come by some time! Check us out and say hello.