Preaching the word of God in Sanger since 1880

our history

In the early 1880's, Fr. Cornelius Yager, a Presbyterian minister, arrived from Cumberland.  He brought many settlers with him, and they became the founders of the Presbyterian church in Sanger.  In 1888, these early settlers, meeting in the home of Frank Giles, started a Presbyterian Sunday school.  In 1890, under direction of Rec. George Giffen,  the first Presbyterian church was incorporated. 

In 1952, a new church (pictured to the left) was built at Jensen Avenue and P Street.

1.  The infallible word of god is fully inspired by the holy spirit, and is the supreme and final authority on all matters on which it speaks.

2.  There is one god, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

3.  Jesus Christ, the living word, became flesh

through his miraculous conception

by the holy spirit and his virgin birth. 

he who is true god became true man united

in one person forever.  he died on the cross

a sacrifice for our sins.  he is the only

savior and the only way to heaven.

4.  The Holy spirit has come to glorify christ and

to apply the saving work of christ to our hearts.

5.  being estranged from god and condemned by

our sinfulness, our salvation is wholly dependent

upon the work of god's free grace. 








Sanger Community Church

Ministry team

Office hours are Tuesday  - Friday 9:00 am to 4:00pm

  • Pastor

    Joe mazzela

    My name is Pastor Joe Mazzela and I want to introduce myself to you.
    I am married to my wife Jasmine and she and I together have 4 children.
    I have two daughters Samantha who is 26 and married to her husband Taylor Garcia, and they have two children, Ashton 4 and Ava 1.5 . Then there's my daughter Kennedi who is 22 years old attending college studying art.
    I have two stepchildren; Esther who is 22 and she attends UC San Diego, and Samuel who is 18 and graduating from Temescal Canyon High School. 


    I graduated from Hoover High School and from Cal State, Fresno where I received a BS in Therapeutic Recreation. Following that I attended and graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary.
    I did youth ministry and mission for many years in Glendora , CA at Glenkirk Presbyterian Church. 


    I have been in ministry for quite a while and one of my greatest gifts is to love and care for people. I love to invite people into the living room of God. Our Sanctuary, where the body of Christ prays for each other, studies the Word of God, where we have meals together, where we minister to one another! I really enjoy being in the presence of young and old. I have never lost the ability to care for and minister to youth. I am hopeful that I will be able to support you in your endeavor to minister to the youth in Sanger, Ca.


    I love music and worshiping God. I enjoy fishing, racquetball, board games, boating, and being with family and friends is my favorite. I look forward to meeting you all in person. I realize that we are in a difficult time currently in the US. God is with us and we will get through this time together.

    God bless you all,

    Pastor Joe Mazzela


  • Church Secretary

    Melissa Tejeda

    Hi, I’m Melissa and I have the honor of serving as the Administrative Assistant at Sanger Community Church.  My husband, Jorge and my two sons, Collin and Myles, have called the people of Sanger Community Church our “family” since 2013. As the Administrative Assistant, I am the person you’re likely to reach when you call into the church office. I am a fun & adventurous person. I am originally from Ohio and have called California my home since 2008.  I have a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology from Wright State University.  It is my heart’s desire to humbly serve God in all that I do. Some Bible Scriptures that I refer to often are: Proverbs 3:5-6, Matthew 22:37-39, and Romans 5:1-5.

  • Music Leader

    Gordon wolf

    As a former choir director, Gordon loves to praise God and lead others in the same.  He has been an active farmer in the community and currently serves as president of the Fresno Orchid Society.