Pastor Zach Drake

Zach, Pastor of Santa Monica Church, was born in Indiana. He grew up in Indianapolis, has lived in Colorado and Alaska, but considers California his home. Drake began his education at Indiana University and later completed his bachelor of arts in Counseling at TMU. He later pursued his master of divinity at The Master’s Theological Seminary in Sun Valley, California.

Pastor Drake currently serves as a chaplain for the Santa Monica Police Department. He enjoys soccer, tennis, snow skiing, and riding horses. He is forever grateful for the life the Lord Jesus has given him and would like to spend the rest of it telling others about his grace.



Tom Demorest

Tom oversees the finances for Santa Monica Church. He is originally from the state of Washington, where he graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in business. After a short while working in the consumer finance field, God called Tom to put his love of numbers and spreadsheets to use advancing the Kingdom.

God moved him to southern California in 1998 where he served as a youth worker in Compton, a college pastor in Gardena, and ultimately a church planter in Long Beach. During this time Tom met and married his wife (since 2001) Valerie and together they have two boys, Luke (8) and Jake (4).

Lyndraice Papa, Administrative Assistant

Lyndraice grew up in southern California and attended Los Angeles City College studying music education and vocal performance.  Lyndraice now serves as the administrative assistant and vocalist for Santa Monica Church.

Lyndraice also enjoys photography, videography and writing music for the Lord.


The Worship Team