Chris Bruynzeel serves as the Senior Associate Pastor of Bethany Church on the Hill. A Biola University graduate with a social sciences degree and Bible minor, Chris gained ministry experience at Mt. Hermon Christian Camp, Peninsula Bible Church South, and EvFree Walnut Creek. During his seminary years at Talbot School of Theology, Chris coached college and high school soccer and was on staff with Missionary Athletes International (sports evangelism). In 1998, after two years as a public high school history/government teacher and coach, he re-entered church ministry at EvFree Walnut Creek. Following seven years of ministry at EvFree Walnut Creek as Jr. High Director, Student Ministries Pastor, and Lifestage Pastor, Chris and his family moved to Southern California where he accepted the associate pastor position at EvFree Conejo Valley in Newbury Park. God brought the Bruynzeels to Moorpark in July 2012 and Chris served as the lead pastor of The Bridge Church Moorpark until November 2018. The Bridge Church Moorpark merged with Bethany Church on the Hill in December 2018.
Chris and his wife of 26 years, Renée, have two children – Taylor and Jake.