Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Norwalk Seventh-day Adventist Church Where Jesus is exalted, and the Word comes to life.


Meet the Staff


  John Strehle, Lead Pastor

Life is quite a journey with risk. Risk is a part of a Christian life, and we should look forward to it. I don't always because my human nature likes to resist, but I choose to surrender my will to God, and ask Him to give me strength to take the trusting step. It is a risk to walk alongside one another, but it is one I am willing to take. So give me a call so we can get to know one another better.

For those that want a little more of the scoop. I was born in Southern California. I played Tennis with my Grandfather for many summers and got involved in my church as a teenager. Tuned into Christ, and made the decision to get baptized here at the Norwalk SDA church in 1990. Finished a degree in Physical Therapy, and worked in the field for seven years. LOVED IT, but loved GOD more. Got a Bachelors degree in Christian Leadership to help me grow as a church leader and young adult leader. Working full time, and going to school full time, I also partnered with Pastor Ion Stelian to help support El Monte and Glendora church district in 2005-2006.
  Vasco Brown, Assoc. Pastor

Pastor Brown is sharing his passion for people, and love to help them to come to know Jesus in greater ways. He concenstrates in the area of visitation.
  Celeste Harrison, Youth Director

As a child, my heart always felt a sense of emptiness and I tried to fill it with many other things like most teens but nothing filled that void. After having my daughter in my early twenties, I wanted to be sure she never felt the void I felt. A friend forced me to go to church, where I met Jesus. For the first time in my life I found a love that filled that hole!

Since the moment I gave my life to Christ my heart has been called to help lead others. I have a passion for Youth ministry and a desire to help young people find the LOVE their hearts long for. Through God’s love and mercy I have not only found the love of Christ but God has also blessed me with an amazing husband, Cory and our four beautiful girls, Kayla, Alexsys, Amanda and Holly. We also have a house full of animals! Our home and our hearts are always open for those in need.