Eric OlesonEric Oleson
Lead Pastor
His favorite part of God's House is “People who are real, who don’t have it all together but who come together to find faith and make a difference.” He's been in full-time Christian ministry since ... more
Cell Phone: (714) 330-8442
Office Phone: (714) 596-7700
Email: eric@godshousehb.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eric.oleson.94?fref=ts

Lydia DeatonLydia Deaton
Director of Worship Arts
Experience: Worship leader since 2009 including at Biola University, mentor for worship teams and teacher's assistant at Brethren Christian High School Education: B.A.-Christian Ministries, Biola University 2016 Myers Briggs: ... more
Office Phone: (714) 596-7700
Email: lydeaton@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lydia.deaton

Barbara CanterBarbara Canter
Children's Ministry Director
Barb brings to the Backyard Club many years of successful experience in raising children who love Jesus. She homeschooled her two (now adult) sons. She was the local Director for Teen CBS, a bible study designed for middle- high-schoolers. She ... more

Maura MarbutMaura Marbut
Administrative Assistant
Favorite Part of God’s House: “Sharing life with God’s people.” Experience: Former Kindergarten teacher, current mother of two adorable little girls. Education: B.A., Communications, University of ... more

Kathie OlesonKathie Oleson
Website Person
Home Life Married to Pastor Eric Oleson since 1986. Nest-in-transition = One kid through school and working (salary: yay!) and two more in college (tuition: boo!) Education College: B.A. in Journalism, Cal State Long Beach, 1985 Teaching ... more
Office Phone: (714) 392-7900
Email: kathieoleson@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kathie.oleson


The Greek term, presbýteros, meaning "older" is used in the New Testament. From its earliest days, the Christian church followed the Jewish tradition of appointing spiritual authority in the church to older, more mature men of wisdom.

At God's House, and in many churches today, elders are spiritual leaders or shepherds of the church. They serve as pastors and teachers and also provide general oversight on financial, organizational, and spiritual matters.

The Elder Board

Jeff Marbut
Stuart Selig
Eric Oleson
, Lead Pastor