Pastor Christopher A. Bourne

Christopher A. Bourne (known affectionately as ‘Pastor Chris’)  has been Senior Pastor of Second Baptist Church since May 2019.  
Pastor Chris has received degrees from Citrus College of Glendora and graduated with
honors from Vanguard University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion (with emphasis in
Ministry and Leadership). With his vision and commitment to further the Gospel, Pastor
Chris has taught and served in a variety of strategic leadership positions and as an adjunct
professor at the Southern California School of Ministry. Pastor Chris serves as the Executive
Director of Bethlehem Community Development Center, which services youth in education,
empowerment, career and shelter. He also serves as the Chairman of the Associated
Churches of Christ Holiness Board of Elders and on the executive board of the Clergy
Community Coalition.
Pastor Chris works tirelessly evangelizing in close to home and abroad, as far as, to Africa.
Some ventures include feeding and clothing the less fortunate, providing resources for under
privileged families and children, supporting ministries such as; Save the Children, Azusa
Pacific Universities Missions and the National Churches of Christ Holiness Foreign Missions
program and many others.
SBC Monrovia, is like another home for Pastor Bourne with many friends and family still
residents of the community and members of SBC Monrovia. Pastor Bourne’s very own Aunt Mary Bourne
proudly carried his first book, Man of The Month around sharing it with the congregation.
The book is available at SBC’s bookstore.
He also has another talent outside of writing and that is radio. As a co-host radio personality, Pastor Chris has ministered to thousands of listeners on KJLH  102.3 FM on Sunday nights’ “POWER HOUR.”  Known by the radio audience as “Pastor C,” he is thankful to have had a platform to share God’s word while also empowering the community  to enhance their lives.
He is a devoted husband to his lovely wife, Heather Bourne and loving father to their two
children, Savannah and Chris, Jr.
People! Pastor Chris’ love for God beams from within as he
represents God’s Kingdom. Whether he is meeting with the Chief of Police,
Mayor of Pasadena, at our schools, or simply at the local barbershop, Pastor
Chris’ love for God and His people is undeniable. Pastor Chris’ philosophy is
taken from the scripture; John 9:4; “I must work the works of Him who sent
me while it is day…”
– Until Christ Returns, Our Mission Remains!