Do you believe that a humble beginning can result in a productive and meaningful life? Pastor Chris, as he is lovingly called was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1961 and in 1963 moved to Los Angeles where he was reared by a loving grandmother. Following his graduation from Ulysses Grant High School he entered the United States Air Force, completing an Associate of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering; he graduated from The American Technical Institute and Devry University receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronic Engineering accompanied by an FCC license with Radar Endorsement.
Pastor Chris had an accomplished career as a Bio-Medical Engineer with Phillips Medical Systems, the 8th Largest conglomerate in the world. He received numerous awards for the patented design of cardio-vascular equipment that is currently utilized and saving lives as a result of its usage.
The Lord made His calling known to Pastor Esteves in 1984 and his religious training and education began at Biola University. Pastor Esteves worked diligently to achieve both a Bachelor of Arts and Doctorate (Ph.D) in Biblical Studies, and a Master’s in Biblical Counseling from Friends International University.
Pastor Chris dedicates his time and effort to many community endeavors and after being personally affected by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina began an all out effort, in both Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. This effort is to prepare people to expect the unexpected in the chosen as Rancho Cucamonga’s Citizen of the Year, in 2009, for all of his organizational effort in establishing the “Disaster Preparedness Task Force”.
Pastor Chris’ passion in helping others is never ending; economic decline led Pastor Chris to establish Harvest House as an augmentation to the existing services at Lifeway Church. Here community members may receive food, clothing and other basic necessities, as disaster comes in many forms and economic decline has proven to be one of them.
Besides his ministry Pastor Chris is recognized by the US Family Support Services as a Certified Court Mediator, Marriage and Youth Counselor and is an active member of the Rancho Cucamonga Gang and Drug Task Force. He is also a member of the LA County Emergency Task Force among other organizations and associations.
Lifeway Church continues to grow in its membership and ministries, as such the Bible College began with its first class in spring 2010. The Lifeway Church legacy will continue to spread the Word of God through its well trained students and Pastor Chris’ vision to help people mature in Christ so they can stand for God and go into the world and become fisher’s of men, as God commanded, is now a reality.
Pastor Chris has been married to his wife Joyce for 30 years and they have 3 lovely daughters; Christen, Jenae, Ashlee and 2 wonderful grandchildren, Brooklyn and Hayden. Pastor Chris is an excellent cook and master gardener——- whiling away what “little” spare time he has, doing what he loves.