Senior Pastor

Our senior pastor is a gifted speaker, lecturer and counselor. He has a passion for helping Christians come to a deeper and more personal relationship with Christ. Pastor Cozzi is a native of Italy. He moved to California in 1980 to study theology. In Bible college he met a young lady, Suzanne, who understood the true meaning of love, and who would eventually become his wife. Pastor and Mrs Cozzi have been married since 1982 and have two adult children, Daniel and Elisabeth, and one lively grandson, Lucas. Pastor Cozzi and his family have served in ministry in Europe as well as in the US. In Europe, he planted churches in various parts of Italy and served as a pastor of a congregation in Malta.

Pastor and Mrs CozziPastor Luciano & Suzanne Cozzi
Senior Pastor and Director of Biblical Counseling

Pastor Cozzi’s credentials are impressive, but never flaunted. He earned a BA in theology (with distinction), a MA in biblical counseling (with high distinction), has received an honorary DD, and earned a PhD also in biblical counseling (with high distinction). As a graduate scholar he also received a gold membership in the National Omicron-Psi Honor Society. He holds multiple certifications, including one in Critical Incident Stress Management. Pastor Cozzi has formerly served as an adjunct professor at Grace Communion Seminary and as an associate professor at Trinity Theological Seminary. Presently, he is also a lecturer, training center director and mentor for the International Association of Biblical Counselors.


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