Meet The Team
Larry Meager (and Kay), Senior Pastor
Hi, Thank you for stopping by our web page. Kay and I have the privilege of leading the Thousand Oaks Church, a wonderful "family friendly" church made up of a rich blend of cultures and generations. If you are looking for a church that will feel like home while you grow in your relationship with Christ, you will love Thousand Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Let me introduce myself a little to you. I was born in Washington, D.C., at Washington Adventist Hospital. A third-generation Adventist and a second generation preacher, you can guess I have a warm place in my heart for the Adventist Church and mission. After several years of ministry in New York, I attended Andrews University Seminary for my graduate degree. My last place of ministry was in Modesto, California where we served our church there for thirteen years. I have ministered at the Thousand Oaks Church since January of 2002.
My passion in ministry involves a strong commitment to teaching Biblical truths that will help us live a joyful Christian life, be faithful witnesses to others, and be prepared for the coming Kingdom Jesus promised. Christ Himself tells us that our greatest joy will be the new life He gives that we can share with others. You will hear these themes often in my Sabbath sermons and Mid-week Bible studies (Wednesday nights).
My ministry at Thousand Oaks involves preaching and leading the church through the board and finance meetings as we position ourselves for both nurture and outreach. I also act as a resource person for the larger Adventist work in our West Region of the Southern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists by sitting on a number of boards and planning committees.
My wife of thirty-eight years, Kay, is a school teacher. We have three wonderful children. I love families and young people. Pastor Michael, Kristie and I want to model God's unfailing love to the members we serve at the Thousand Oaks Church.
--Pastor Larry Cell: (805) 368-6462; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Brownfield (and Debbie), Associate Pastor
If you are looking for a church where you can learn to know God better and have opportunities to serve, you have come to the right place. Thousand Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church is a wonderful church family. I have had the privilege of being Thousand Oaks’ associate pastor since January of 2000. Before coming to T. O., I pastored in Hawaii, Northern California and Washington State as a youth pastor, university chaplain, associate pastor and lead pastor. My work in T. O. mainly centers around congregational care, evangelism and preaching/teaching along with Pastor Larry. My greatest passion is to help people become fully committed followers of Jesus and assist the church in reflecting the multifaceted riches of God's love and grace (Eph. 3:10). My wife and I love ministry together. Between us, we have five adult children and seven grandchildren.
--Pastor Michael Cell: (805) 368-6377; Email: email@example.com
Office Secretary - Ann Neslund (805) 499-1001