Our Leadership

The Bible indicates that each local church is to be under the leadership of qualified elders (Acts 14:23; 20:17; Titus 1:5; James 5:14). These leaders work together to lead the church—even if their individual gifts and responsibilities vary. The Bible reserves this position of leadership for men who have godly character and are able to teach and defend doctrine (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9). Below is a list of elders at FBBC.



Bruno Araiza

Bruno and his wife, Dora, live in Whitter and have one son currently in college. Bruno started attending FBBC in 1987 and has been in the electrical field for 25 years.



Derek Bustos

Originally from El Paso, Derek came to southern California in 1988 after graduating from university. He has been working in the architecture and construction industry for over 30 years. Derek and his wife, Sara, live in Whittier. They have two grown children.



Luis F. Cardenas (Sr.)

Luis and his wife, Mikki, came to FBBC in 1987 with their three children. Originally from Guatemala, Luis retired after working over 35 years as a service engineer for a printing company. He and Mikki love spending time with their grandkids.



Luis A. Cardenas (Jr.)

Pastor Luis began attending FBBC at a young age and has served on staff since 2015 overseeing areas of preaching and administration. He earned his M.Div from The Master's Seminary in Sun Valley, CA. He and his wife, Veronica, have one son and two daughters.



Alex Mata

Alex and his wife, Diana, have lived in Pico Rivera since 1990. They have two adult sons. Alex is a Christian life and leadership Coach with The Navigators Church Ministries. They have been FBBC members since 2006. 



Mario Pineda

Mario came to California at a young age from El Salvador and began attending FBBC in the 1990s. He lives in Downey with his wife, Amy, and two sons. He currently works in hopsital administration.



Richard Valdivia

Richard began attending FBBC in 1977. He and his wife, Beatrice, live in Whittier. They have four adult sons and love being grandparents. Richard retired after working over 30 years as a plant engineer for the phone company.



Mike Zieman

Mike began attending FBBC in 1971 and is now retired from his career at a consulting engineering firm. He and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Whittier and have two grown daughters.



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