About Us

"The Little Church That Could"


Come join us for worship and fellowship - a little liturgy and a lot of love.  Your presence is appreciated.  We are an independent congregation in the evangelical Lutheran confession.  When you visit, please sign our guest book and join us for fellowship in the hall after the service.

We have an "open" table for Communion.  All baptized, prepared Christians are welcome to receive the Sacrament.  


Finding Us



Worship on 1st and 3rd Sundays includes Holy Communion.  Women's Fellowship meets 2nd Saturday at 10 AM at church.  Please call church office (760) 949-9620 for more information or visitation needs.

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Senior Pastor

Assisting in Ministry

Associate Pastor


Ordained in 1973 and receiving his DMin in 1982, the Rev. Dr. James Oliver came to us in 2014 after more than 40 years in full time Christian Ministry.

Associate Pastor

Assisting in Ministry

Associate Pastor


The Rev. Dr. Alex Brandon came on staff in 2018 and celebrated the 40th anniversary of his ordination in July of 2019. 

Assisting in Ministry

Assisting in Ministry

Assisting in Ministry


Lay members of the congregation help with ushering, distribution of communion, music worship, scripture readings and serving on the church council.


Evergreen Lutheran Church began as an independent mission congregation on May 18, 1986 to serve Phelan, Piñon Hills and the surrounding area.  Meeting first at Serrano High School, and then later at Phelan Elementary School, after a donation of land the congregation built its current facility on Vinton Road.  Founding Pastor Rev. Mark Wikstrom performed the first baptism of Amy Bechtel (daughter of Brian and Sally Bechtel) in the life of the congregation September 1, 1986. The minister with the longest tenure was Rev. Christian Andrews from 2004 to 2014.  All members of Evergreen continue to give thanks to God for all the people who have played a part in both its founding and sustaining the life and mission of the congregation since its beginning.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Or just give us a call.

 Church Office (760) 949-9620

Pastor Oliver Cell (562) 360-4245

Pastor Brandon Cell (760) 977-9155