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Pastor Chris Esteves, Ph.D., Churches / Pastor

Chris A. Esteves Ph.D. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1961. He came to California in 1963 and was raised in South Central Los Angeles throughout his childhood. After graduating high school, Chris A. Esteves Ph.D. went to the United States Air Force and later attended USAF Community College in Shepherds, Texas where he received an Associate of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He continued his education at the American Technical Institute and Devry University, receiving a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Electronic Engineering accompanied by a FCC License with Radar Endorsement. 


Chris A. Esteves Ph.D. began an accomplished career as a Bio-Medical Engineer, working for Phillips Medical Systems, the 8th largest conglomerate in the World. He received recognition and numerous awards for various designs and patents in the area of Cardio-Vascular Engineering, many of which are utilized today.


In November of 1984, the Lord called Chris A. Esteves Ph.D. to the ministry. Chris A. Esteves Ph.D. began his ministerial education at Biola University. He finished his ministerial education at Friends International University where he received a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies, a Master’s Degree in Biblical Counseling, a Doctorate Degree in Biblical Studies and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies. 


In 1990, Chris A. Esteves Ph.D. founded Lifeway Church of Pomona. In September of 1998, he opened a second location: Lifeway Church of Rancho Cucamonga and releasing the Pomona location. In the spring of 2005, Lifeway Church built a new campus. As Senior Pastor of Lifeway Church, Chris A. Esteves Ph.D. ministers two dynamic life-changing services every Sunday morning.


Chris A. Esteves Ph.D. and Joyce Esteves have been married 37 years and are the proud parents of 3 wonderful daughters.

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