Meet Our Staff

Senior Pastor, Sam Mathews

Sam Mathews is our Senior Pastor at FHC. He is married to his wife Vivy for 23 years, and they have two sons: Christie and Georgie who are both studying Computer Science at UCLA. Sam and Vivy originally hail from the city of Mumbai, India, where Sam worked as an Aeronautical Engineer for fifteen years. Sam is a graduate of The Master’s Seminary, California, where he earned his Master of Divinity; Master of Theology (Old Testament); and a Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching. Sam loves to read the works of Puritans. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking. He finds great joy in shepherding the church body through preaching, teaching and biblical counseling. 


Music Ministry Leader, Salomon Gonzalez

Salomon Gonzalez is our Music Leader for Sunday worship and Wednesday evening youth group. He has been married to his wife Kristen for 7 years and is the proud father of a two year old girl. Salomon is from San Quintin, Mexico, and Kristen from Atascadero, CA. God brought them together while they were attending college. Salomon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Professional Music Studies from San Diego Christian College and has been involved in music ministry for over 20 years, and over 15 years of youth ministry. Salomon loves and enjoys his wife Kristen—together they like to do road trips and hiking.