About Us

Our Story

Ponderosa Basin Chapel is a Non-Denominational Christian Church which began in 1978.

We emphasize the practical preaching and teaching of the Bible - our authority for life. The Bible says that faith without works is dead, so we encourage study of the Word to produce action and life-change. We uphold the inspiration and infallibility of Scripture. We encourage our people to be "people of the Book". We still believe in right and wrong, moral absolutes, and absolute truth -- as revealed by God in His Word. See our statement of faith.  Our goal is to build people's faith and love. Many have come to us suffering spiritual hurts and have found renewal and healing. Our goal is to build Christlike character and to nurture in each of us a servant's heart as we relate to others.

We emphasize world missions. We encourage our members to get involved with global and local missions.

The Chapel fellowship evidences a warmth, love, and unity that has stood the test of time.

The worship service blends together both hymns and praise songs that honor Christ. Our music ministry has an energetic, upbeat, and uplifting tone. Worship takes place in a celebrative atmosphere.

We endeavor to meet the needs of all age groups and provide appropriate ministries to each.

Our Mission

With the presence and power of Jesus, our mission is to bring as many people as possible to full maturity in Christ. This means that we will share the Gospel, baptize and teach everyone within reach, knowing that Christ is with us and His power is in us.

Our Team

Dave Gunderson - Senior Pastor

Dave was first called to be a Pastor at PBC in 1991. Before this, he served churches in Fullerton, Lancaster, and Downey where he has served as a Director of College Youth, Christian Ed. Minister, Youth Minister, and Minister of Adult Programs and Small Groups.

He married his wonderful wife, Nancy, in 1979 and they have been blessed with a daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren. In his spare time, when he’s not working on house projects, you can find him playing golf, always trying to get another whole-in-one.

Dave grew up in North Hollywood and Thousand Oaks. His grandfather was a preacher, the son of a preacher, the son of a preacher. He enjoys preaching and encouraging people to stay true to God‘s Word.


Update: Dave will be retiring at the end of August 2024.

Alex Spielman - Assistant Pastor

Pastor Alex has been leading our Kids and Student Ministries here at PBC since December 2019. Alex married his highschool sweetheart Alex in 2011. Yes, they are both named Alex, isn't that great! Pastor Alex graduated from Nebraska Christian College with a Bachelor's degree in Next Generation Ministries in 2016. He enjoys short walks on the beach and a good Nerf blaster. In his spare time, he enjoys drinking coffee, cooking, and watching movies and tv shows with his wife and two dogs.

Nancy Gunderson - Administrative Assistant

Nancy was born in Seattle but moved a lot as a child. She graduated from Cal State University, Fullerton in 1976 and began a 40+ year teaching career. After retiring she taught reading intervention and now is enjoying working at PBC and subbing. Her favorite things to do are hanging out with her grandchildren and reading. One of her favorite verses is 1 Corinthians 13:12-13.

Bruce Pickard - Elder

Dave Lombard - Elder

Patty Vincent - Trustee

Elaine Parrish - Trustee

Alan Watts - Trustee

Debra Arredondo - Trustee

Willie Wilcoxen - Trustee

Claudia Valentino - Custodian

Paul Bremenkamp - Groundskeeper