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  • Mailing Address: 1295 Seville Drive, Pacifica, CA 94044




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David Gross


David has been a member at Coastside since 1991. He loves Bible teaching with children, youth, and adults. He serves in strategic and operational leadership for our campus.

Becky has been a member at Coastside since 1991. She sings and plays flute with our music ministry, serves in the nursery, and serves behind the scenes in many ways. Becky teaches high school theater arts at Pacific Bay Christian School and loves to direct plays, and she serves as our campus librarian.

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Joseph Gross


Joseph and his late wife, Florence began ministry at Pacific Bay Christian School (formerly Alma Heights Christian) in 1963. They served initially in the school and were involved in starting the  church in the late sixties. They were privileged to serve together in the dual ministries of school and church until 2003 when Florence went to be with Jesus. Their responsibilities included, teaching, school maintenance, administration, worship leading and raising their family of seven children.

In 2005 Joseph was blessed to be joined in marriage and service by Jo. Joseph now serves as senior administrator for the school and on the elder board of Coastside Community Church.

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Gary Kong


Gary is a retired cop who started a second career as a middle school teacher at Pacific Bay Christian School. Although retired from teaching, Gary remains a member of the Pacific Bay school board. He is a licensed investigator and security consultant, specializing in school safety. He started attending Coastside over 15 years ago and was ordained as a Deacon in 2015 as well as serving as a church elder and member of the Pillar of Fire. He is active in the Men's Bible Study and is in charge of the Benevolence ministry.

Wendy is a nurse/case manager at Stanford Hospital and has been a part of the Coastside family for over 15 years. She is a descendant of preacher Charles H. Spurgeon. She was born in Canada where her family attended the United Church. Wendy is a Sunday School teacher, serves in the Café ministry, enjoys helping with church pot lucks and is often seen decorating the tables with colorful tablecloths. She enjoys working with children, traveling and going on adventures with her family.


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Rob McIlvoy

Lead Pastor


Originally from Southern California, Rob and his wife Cathy moved to the Bay Area in 1993 where Rob served as a youth pastor, Young Life Area Director and overseas missionary (Germany and The Dominican Republic), all associated with Central Peninsula Church in Foster City. Rob is a graduate of Western Seminary with a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Rob and Cathy love to humbly walk through life with others, helping them to grow in their faith and become all God intended them to be. Their family consists of four adult sons, two daughter-in-laws, and one grandson.

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Lee Byrd


Lee and his wife Debbie have been married for over 32 years and members of Coastside Community Church since 1991.  Lee and Debbie have two grown children who attended Alma Heights Christian Academy (currently Pacific Bay Christian School) K-12.  Lee was the owner and head instructor of Family Martial Arts Center of Pacifica for over 23 years and is now retired and working part time at TPC Harding Park Golf Course.  Lee leads the Ushering Team at Coastside.  He is also one of the facilitators of the Coastside’s Mens Bible Study on Tuesday evenings. 

Debbie is a retired registered nurse and nurse manager with 35 years with the San Francisco Veterans Hospital and Palo Alto VA Medical Center.  Debbie currently enjoys gardening and working on her crafts.