Senior Pastor & English Pastor, Jonathan Szeto

Raised in Southern California in a Christian home, Jon became a Christian during elementary school. He graduated from UCLA and worked for a couple of years in public accounting before enrolling at The Master's Seminary in 2006. After graduation, he served as a young adult and college pastor for 8 years. Jon has a special passion for young adults and strengthening families for Christ. In 2015, Jon completed a Doctor of Ministry from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a focus on Biblical Counseling. Jon joined the pastoral staff at Laguna in October 2017. He enjoys playing with his five children and spending quality time with his wife Miranda. Jon also enjoys playing sports (tennis, swimming, volleyball) and reading fiction novels (Tom Clancy, Sue Grafton).

Cantonese Pastor, Rico Wong

Born in Hong Kong, Rico came to faith in Jesus Christ and was baptized at our church (formerly Sacramento Chinese Baptist Church) in high school. Rico graduated from Hong Kong Bible Seminary in 2007. He moved back to Sacramento with his wife and children in 2015. Rico loves to preach and values preaching. He also enjoys swimming, reading manga, and songwriting.

Mandarin Pastor, David Zhang

Pastor David Zhang was born and raised in Fujian Province, China. He studied and worked in Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Beijing for many years. He was converted and baptized at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and began serving in campus ministry and theological translation. From 2016 to 2020, he earned a Master of Divinity degree from Bethlehem College & Seminary. In 2021, he was called to serve as the Mandarin Pastor at the Laguna Chinese Baptist Church. Pastor Zhang and his wife, Lily, have two daughters and one son. Pastor Zhang has quite a few hobbies including martial arts, calligraphy, photography, and enjoys classical music.

Youth Pastor, Daniel Moore
Having been raised in multiple places throughout the U.S., Daniel lived most of his younger years in Lafayette, Indiana. He received a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in Computer Graphics Technology, but then decided to pursue a Master’s of Divinity degree from Faith Bible Seminary at Faith Church of Lafayette, Indiana. While completing his seminary degree, he served as the pastoral intern for Purdue Bible Fellowship international, a ministry of Faith Church for international college students. Upon graduating from seminary, Daniel worked two years in payroll and completed his certification with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors while discerning where God was calling Him to minister. He began serving as the youth pastor at Laguna Chinese Baptist Church in 2019. Daniel has a passion for teaching God's word and helping young people grow in their faith in Jesus Christ. He and his lovely wife Hana are the proud parents of their son Zion. When Daniel has free time, he enjoys playing soccer, ultimate frisbee, tennis, board games, and guitar.